Blacksburg, VA, United States (4E Sports) – Virginia Tech will wear the “Hokie Stone”-designed helmets against Georgia Tech Thursday night, days after wearing a special camouflage helmet to honor the military.
With the new helmet, Virginia Tech players will look like they have helmets made of rocks. Hokie Stone is a name coined for a type of rock mined near the Blacksburg campus and used on the facades of many buildings at the school.
“It’s not flashy, but it means a tremendous amount to this university,” coach Frank Beamer said in a statement. “The reason I like it, is because it represents what this program and this university are built on.”
“Each piece, in its place, serving its purpose, doing its job, and when it’s all working together, it’s rock solid and it’s something special, Some may see it as stone on our helmets. We know it’s so much more,” he added.
Virginia Tech (3-1) is fresh off a hard-earned 29-21 triple-overtime victory against Marshall in a game played in driving rain.
The Hokies were wearing Tech-colored camouflage designs on their helmets and jerseys to salute the military.