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VT to Wear ‘Hokie Stone’ Helmets

By BJ Bennett
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Virginia Tech will honor a program and school tradition with special "Hokie Stone" helmets against Georgia Tech.

When you look at this helmet, it’s not flashy, but it means a tremendous amount to this University. The outside world may have to do a double-take, but the Hokie Nation will know exactly what it is: Hokie Stone!
~Frank Beamer

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Virginia Tech will wear a new helmet Thursday night when it takes on Georgia Tech in a nationally televised game on ESPN. The Hokies will be sporting a new Hokie Stone helmet design when they take the field against the Yellow Jackets. The beginning product can be seen in the photo above.

Here’s what head football coach Frank Beamer has to say about them:

“When you look at this helmet, it’s not flashy, but it means a tremendous amount to this University. The outside world may have to do a double-take, but the Hokie Nation will know exactly what it is: Hokie Stone! And it’s something we’re proud of. 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. That Hokie Stone … represents what we’re all about, a foundation that we’re proud of, built on brotherhood, loyalty, leadership, Ut Prosim, sacrifice, service, honor, and duty. And I hope you saw all of that on display this past Saturday in our game with a very talented and determined Marshall team. Not just from the players, but from the fans as well, who withstood a driving rain and stuck in there with us through it all!

"So, on Thursday night, some may see it as stone on our helmets. We know it’s SO much more!"

BJ Bennett - B.J. Bennett is SouthernPigskin.com's founder and publisher. He is the co-host of "Three & Out" with Kevin Thomas and Ben Troupe on the "Southern Pigskin Radio Network". Email: bj@espncoastal.com / Twitter: @BJBennettSports