When the Hokies take on Syracuse at Lane Stadium, it will have an old, Big East feel with Virginia Tech going with their throwback uniforms.
Wide receiver Tayvion Robinson had the honor of repping the team’s uniform, which included him wearing Michael Vick’s old No. 7 jersey. The Virginia Beach native hauled in an impressive one-handed catch in the endzone for the Hokies’ lone score against Pittsburgh. The sophomore leads all Hokies with three receiving touchdowns on the year.
Speaking about Vick, the legendary quarterback took notice of jerseys in an interaction with former VT OL Dwight Vick on Twitter.
Many Virginia Tech fans have been expressing their strong, supporting opinions about the uniform. Some even stated that they want to see the jersey become a more frequent combination for the Hokies in future seasons.
The old-school look starts with the helmet that has a classic white VT logo on a maroon helmet. It gives off the classic design as well with no stripe running down the middle of the helmet.
Working down to the jersey, the simplicity of design returns. An all maroon jersey that is supported by white numbering and lettering, which is surrounded by an orange outline as shown on the front and back. A nice detail that returns is the orange number on the sleeves of the uniform.
Lastly, the pants complete the throwback look with a solid white design.
The 1999 look will surely be a delight to the fans as it symbolizes a flashback to one of the greatest spans of Virginia Tech football history. Now, the Hokies look to resemble that era a little more on Saturday, as they look to move back above .500 with a win against the Orange.