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Virginia Tech announces team will wear ‘Hokie Stone’ helmets Thursday (photo)


According to a tweet from the official Twitter account of the Virginia Tech Hokies football team, players will be wearing “Hokie Stone” helmets for the team’s game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Thursday in a nationally televised game on ESPN.

The term “Hokie Stone” is a grey dolomite-limestone rock found near the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va., that is quarried and used exclusively for projects involving the university.

The Hokies teased the appeareance last week on Instagram, but Monday’s announcement appears to indicate that the team will be strapping on these unique helmets come Thursday.

A look at the helmets, via Instagram:

Pretty sweet. According to the Hokies’ Twitter account, “finishing touches” remain and that the helmets will include a tribute to school alumni “who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.”



[H/T College Spun]