LB Tremaine Edmunds awarded honorary Beamer No. 25

BLACKSBURG – Head coach Justin Fuente announced Thursday that LB Tremaine Edmunds earned the distinction of wearing Frank Beamer’s No. 25 jersey for Saturday’s game against Georgia Tech.

This weekend’s game will mark the first time the Danville, Virginia native has received this prestigious honor. Edmunds leads the Hokies and is tied for sixth in the ACC with 77 tackles (38 solo). He’s also tied for first in the conference with three forced fumbles. He also has 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks.

A semifinalist for the Butkus Award, an honor bestowed to the nation’s best linebacker, he is also a quarterfinalist for the Lott Impact Trophy.

In addition to his role on defense, Edmunds is part of Tech’s special teams coverage units that have permitted 181 combined return yards (punts and kickoffs) in 2017, the lowest total of any Power Five program. The Hokies are also third in the nation, giving up only four punt return yards all season.

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.


Player: Opponent

LB Anthony Shegog: West Virginia

LS Colton Taylor: Delaware

CB Greg Stroman: at East Carolina

DB Deon Newsome: Old Dominion

S Terrell Edmunds: Clemson

CB Greg Stroman: at Boston College

P Oscar Bradburn: North Carolina

DT Ricky Walker: Duke

LB Sean Huelskamp: at Miami

LB Tremaine Edmunds: at Georgia Tech

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