Virginia Tech Hokies to use helmet that looks like its made out of stone (photo)

Oct 29, 2011; Durham, NC, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies fan celebrates a first down in the game against the Duke Blue Devils at Wallace Wade Stadium. Mandatory Credit- Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

There’s a good chance that the vast majority of you reading this have never been on campus at Virginia Teach, so you likely aren’t aware that the vast majority of buildings on campus are built from limestone.

It’s a very distinctive look and one you’ll probably take notice of next time you watch a Hokies home game when the camera shows any part of the campus.

For those of you that are aware of the buildings, you’re also probably aware that the rock used is often referred to as a ‘hokie stone’, something the football team plays to honor in the very near future.

According to Andy Bitter, the Hokies are currently ‘developing’ a helmet that will look like it was crafted out of the hokie stone.

The rumors are true. Beamer’s website says this is the beginning design stages for a “Hokie Stone” helmet.

Okay, I’ve seen a lot of cool looks on helmets before, but that might be topping the list.

I’m not sure how that’s going to look on a handful of players while they’re on the field, but in its base form, badass.


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