Safety Deon Newsome awarded honorary Beamer No. 25 vs. ODU

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech redshirt senior safety Deon Newsome has earned the distinction of wearing Frank Beamer’s No. 25 for the Hokies’ game against Old Dominion at Lane Stadium.

Saturday’s game will mark the first time the Hampton, Virginia native has received this prestigious honor. Newsome appeared in 12 games for the Hokies in 2016 and all three games this season. He will play in his 34th career game for Tech on Saturday at Lane Stadium. Tech is currently ranked No. 13 in both the AP Top 25 and the USA Today Amway Coaches Poll. The Hokies are coming off a dominating 64-17 win against East Carolina.

At the beginning of last season, head coach Justin Fuente announced that a special teams player of the week would be selected to wear the No.25 as a tribute to Coach Beamer and his legacy of special teams excellence he spawned for the Hokies.

In other news this week…

  • Saturday’s game against ODU will be the White Effect game as well as Military Appreciation Day. Tech will wear an all-white uniform combo, plus a patriotic VT helmet decal.
  • The 2017 Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame Class will be inducted on Friday. The group includes QB Michael Vick and LB Ben Taylor
  • Both the ODU and Clemson games are sold out, but ACC mini-plans are still available:
  • For $180, fans can get a ticket to home games vs. North Carolina (10/21), Duke (10/28) and Pittsburgh (11/18).

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