Virginia Tech Hokies Football

Virginia Tech Hokies Football

2023-24 REGULAR SEASON
210.8 PYPG
175.6 RYPG
28.6 PPG
386.3 TotY/G

Team Information

Ground Lane Stadium/Worsham Field
City Blacksburg, Virginia
Conference Atlantic Coast,
Nickname Hokies

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Virginia Tech Hokies Football Bio

The Virginia Tech Hokies football team, representing Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the NCAA. They are part of the Coastal Division within the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Earlier, they were associated with the Big East Conference. Their home ground is Lane Stadium, which is located in Blacksburg, Virginia.


Name of TeamVirginia Tech Hokies
First season1892
Athletic directorWhit Babcock
Head coachBrent Pry
StadiumLane Stadium
LocationBlacksburg, VA
ConferenceACC
DivisionN/A
Field surfaceBermuda Grass
Conference titles11 (1909, 1916, 1918, 1963, 1995, 1996, 1999, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2010)
Division titles6 (2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2016)
Fight songTech Triumph
MascotHokie Bird
RivalsVirginia, West Virginia, Miami, Georgia Tech, Boston College, VMI
Consensus All-Americans8


Virginia Tech Hokies Football Introduction

The Virginia Tech Hokies started playing football on October 21, 1892. Their first opponent was St. Albans Lutheran Boys School from Radford, Virginia. Since then, they have set numerous records, participated in 33 bowl games, and had 700 victories, including the prestigious 2000 BCS National Championship game.


The Hokies hold the 23rd spot among all Division I college football teams for most wins. They have an outstanding streak of 27 consecutive bowl appearances, spanning from the 1993 Independence Bowl to the 2019 Belk Bowl, which puts them at number four in the longest streak in college football history. Throughout their history, the Hokies have won eleven conference titles, competing in various conferences such as the South Atlantic, Southern, and Big East. Currently, they are in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), where they've claimed four championships.


Virginia Tech Hokies Football History

The football history of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) dates back to October 21, 1892, when the Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (now Virginia Tech) played its first game against St. Albans Lutheran Boys School.


They won the first game with a 14–10 score. However, they suffered a 10–0 defeat eight days later. The team initially sported cadet gray and black colors before transitioning to Burnt Orange and Chicago Maroon in 1896.


Throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Hokies experienced both victories and challenges. The 1909 team claimed a southern championship, marking the beginning of their identity as the "Gobblers," which was officially adopted in 1912.


During the SAIAA (South Atlantic Intercollege Athletic Association) years from 1912 to 1921, Virginia Tech achieved success, winning the conference in 1916 and 1918. Later, they joined the Southern Conference (SoCon) from 1922 to 1964.


In the 1970s, under head coach Charlie Coffey, the team experimented with an aggressive passing offense, but they struggled to achieve sustained success. The Bill Dooley era from 1978 to 1986 saw milestones such as the introduction of the Hokie mascot and the program's first-ever bowl win, but also faced challenges with NCAA sanctions.


Virginia Tech Hokies Football Coach

The Virginia Tech Hokies Football has been led by 33 head coaches and 1 interim head coach throughout its history.


Head Coach

Brenton James Pry is the head coach at Virginia Tech. Prior to that, He was the defensive coordinator at Penn State from 2016 to 2021. Pry's college football experience includes playing for the Buffalo Bulls.


Pry took the role of head coach at Virginia Tech on November 30, 2021, replacing Justin Fuente. In his debut season with the Hokies in 2022, Pry guided the team to a 3–8 record. His second season saw improvement, resulting in a 7–6 record, highlighted by a commanding 55–17 victory over rival Virginia and a successful outing against Tulane in the Military Bowl.


Here is a table of all the head coaches of the Virginia Tech Hokies football team:


CoachTenure
Brent Pry2022–present
J. C. Price (interim)2021
Justin Fuente2016–2021
Frank Beamer1987–2015
Bill Dooley1978–1986
Jimmy Sharpe1974–1977
Charlie Coffey1971–1973
Jerry Claiborne1961–1970
Frank Moseley1951–1960
Bob McNeish1948–1950
James Kitts1946–1947
Herbert McEver1945
No team1943–1944
Herbert McEver & Sumner D. Tilson1942
James Kitts1941
Henry Redd1932–1940
Orville Neale1930–1931
Andy Gustafson1926–1929
B. C. Cubbage1921–1925
Stanley Sutton1920
Charles A. Bernier1917–1919
Jack E. Ingersoll1916
Branch Bocock1912–1915
Lew Riess1911
Branch Bocock1909–1910
R. M. Brown1908
Bob Williams1907
Sally Miles1905–1906
John C. O'Connor1904
Charles Augustus Lueder1903
R. R. Brown1902
A. B. Morrison Jr.1901
Eugene Davis1900
James Morrison1899
J. Lewis Ingles1898
Charles Firth1897
Arlie C. Jones1895–1896
Joseph Massie1894
E. A. Smyth1892–1893


Virginia Tech Hokies Football Stadium: Lane Stadium

Lane Stadium, situated on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, is the home ground for the Virginia Tech Hokies. The stadium is named after Edward Hudson Lane, a former student and benefactor. The stadium boasts Worsham Field as its playing surface, and it was named in honor of university donor Wes Worsham. Historically, Lane Stadium held the record for the highest elevation among Football Bowl Subdivision stadiums in the eastern United States until 2014.


The seating capacity was initially 40,000; however, expansions increased it to 52,500, and recent upgrades elevated it to 65,632 seating capacity.


Virginia Tech Hokies Football Rivals

The Virginia Tech Hokies have rivalries with many teams. Some of the most notable ones are:

Virginia

The Virginia Tech Hokies have a long history of rivalry with the University of Virginia Cavaliers, known as the Virginia–Virginia Tech rivalry. The rivalry dates back to 1895. These two teams have faced off annually since 1970. Over the years, the game has been hosted at various locations, including Richmond, Norfolk, and Roanoke. This matchup is significant, with 97 games played, making it the longest series for the Hokies and the second-longest for the Cavaliers.


West Virginia

Another notable rivalry for the Hokies is with the West Virginia Mountaineers, known as the Virginia Tech–West Virginia football rivalry. These teams have a history dating back to 1912.


By 2005, they had faced each other 51 times. From 1991 to 2003, they were conference foes in the Big East Conference. The annual matchup between 1973 and 2005 was marked by the competition for the Black Diamond Trophy.


Miami

The rivalry between the Hokies and the Miami Hurricanes began on November 13, 1953. This rivalry intensified when Virginia Tech joined the Big East Conference for football in 1991, with both teams competing annually since 1992. With the expansion of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in 2004, the rivalry continued as both teams became ACC members. Miami currently leads the series 22–15 as of 2022. Their last encounter was on October 15, 2022, when Miami emerged victorious with a 20–14 win. The two teams are set to face off again during the 2025 season at Miami's home stadium, Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens.


Virginia Tech Hokies Football Record and stats

  • Virginia Tech has won 11 conference championships, including the ACC Championship in 2004.

  • They have also won the Coastal Division six times and appeared in the ACC Championship Game.

Conference championships

YearConferenceCoachOverall recordConference record
1909SAIAABranch Bocock6–1
1916Jack E. Ingersoll7–24–0
1918Charles A. Bernier7–03–0
1963Southern ConferenceJerry Claiborne8–25–0
1995†Big East ConferenceFrank Beamer10–26–1
1996†10–26–1
199911–17–0
2004Atlantic Coast Conference10–37–1
200711–37–1
200810–45–3
201011–38–0


Division championships

YearDivision championshipCoachOpponentACC CG result
2005ACC CoastalFrank BeamerFlorida StateL 22–27
2007Boston CollegeW 30–16
2008†Boston CollegeW 30–12
2010Florida StateW 44–33
2011ClemsonL 10–38
2016Justin FuenteClemsonL 35–42


Virginia Tech Hokies Football Roster


Virginia Tech Hokies Football roster includes players from diverse backgrounds:


On the offensive side, notable players include:


NOPLAYERPOS
1Kyron DronesQB
19Ben LocklearQB
15Jackson SiglerQB
18William Watson IIIQB
6Grant WellsQB
17Dylan WittkeQB
21Jeremiah ConeyRB
16Tralon MitchellRB
20P.J. PrioleauRB
24Malachi ThomasRB
33Bhayshul TutenRB
13Marcell BaylorWR
14Cole BeckWR
9Da'Quan FeltonWR
4Chance FitzgeraldWR
12Stephen GosnellWR
26Ayden GreeneWR
2Takye HeathWR
11Tucker HollowayWR
0Ali JenningsWR
83Jaylin LaneWR
3Da'Wain LoftonWR
31Luke ShieldsWR
81Jordan TapscottWR
5Xayvion Turner-BradshawWR
86Nick GalloTE
82Benji GosnellTE
85Ja'Ricous HairstonTE
40Cole PickettTE
99Cole ReemsnyderTE
87Harrison Saint GermainTE
88Zeke WimbushTE
8Dae'Quan WrightTE
59Gabriel ArenaOL
65Xavier ChaplinOL
70Parker ClementsOL
57Brayden DeMasiOL
76Johnny DicksonOL
63Griffin DugganOL
71Clayton FradyOL
79Johnny GarrettOL
56Layth GhannamOL
67Hannes HammerOL
58Jack HollifieldOL
54Grant KarczewskiOL
66Hunter McLainOL
77Brody MeadowsOL
61Braelin MooreOL
68Kaden MooreOL
74Jayson MorganOL
60Caleb NittaOL
75Bob SchickOL
52Tyler SmedleyOL
64Lance WilliamsOL


Players on the defensive side are:


NOPLAYERPOS
28Antonio Cotman Jr.DE
35Sam HughesDE
7Keonta JenkinsDE
36Brody JonesDE
20Caleb WoodsonDE
31Jason AbbeyDL
2Keyshawn BurgosDL
46Ishmael FindlayterDL
6Josh FugaDL
32Gunner GivensDL
57James JennetteDL
22Mario KendricksDL
64Elijah KlockDL
55Lemar Law Jr.DL
54Malachi MadisonDL
56C.J. McCrayDL
39Jorden McDonaldDL
49Jimmy MullenDL
17Cole NelsonDL
0Pheldarius PayneDL
91Wilfried PeneDL
3Norell PollardDL
52Antwaun Powell-RylandDL
41George BallanceLB
47Tavorian CopelandLB
43Josh HandLB
48Matt JohnsonLB
53Will JohnsonLB
24Jaden KellerLB
21Keli LawsonLB
38Jayden McDonaldLB
42Aycen StevensLB
50Darius TaylorLB
34Alan TisdaleLB
13Derrick CanteenCB
4Mansoor DelaneCB
33Miles EllisCB
37Josh GholstonCB
8Braylon JohnsonCB
1Dante LovettCB
14Jonathan PennixCB
44Dorian StrongCB
30Krystian WilliamsCB
23Thomas WilliamsCB
11Devin AlvesS
16Luke BusselS
27Tyler ChildressS
9Cameren FlemingS
40Stephon HicksS
29Nyke JohnsonS
15Jaylen JonesS
5Nasir PeoplesS
18Mose Phillips IIIS
26Jalen StromanS


Virginia Tech Hokies Football Schedule

The Virginia Tech Hokies football schedule for the 2024 regular season matches is as follows:


DATEOPPONENT
Sat, Aug 31Vanderbilt
Sat, Sep 7Marshall
Sat, Sep 14Old Dominion
Sat, Sep 21Rutgers
Fri, Sep 27Miami
Sat, Oct 5Stanford
Thu, Oct 17Boston College
Sat, Oct 26Georgia Tech
Sat, Nov 2Syracuse
Sat, Nov 9Clemson
Sat, Nov 23Duke
Sat, Nov 30Virginia


FAQ's On Virginia Tech Hokies Football

A. The Virginia Tech Hokies football team was founded on October 21, 1892.

A. The Virginia Tech Hokies football team competes in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

A. Lane Stadium, located in Blacksburg, Virginia, has a seating capacity of over 65,000 fans.

A. The Virginia Tech Hokies football team has claimed a total of 11 conference championships.

A. Brent Pry currently serves as the head coach of the Virginia Tech Hokies football team.

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