The Virginia Tech football program will wear throwback uniforms during Saturday’s game against Syracuse (12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3) that harken back to the 1999 season, which ended with the Hokies and quarterback Michael Vick playing for the national championship.
The uniforms are nearly identical to what Virginia Tech wore that season, including a maroon helmet with a white “VT” logo outlined orange on both sides and a maroon jersey with white numbers outlined in orange on the front and back, as well as orange numbers outlined white on the sleeves.
The pants are white and include a maroon “Tech” wordmark on the right hip, opposite of a maroon Nike Swoosh.
The only notable differences between the current and original uniforms is the ACC patch on the right shoulder, as the Hokies were in the Big East at the time, and the location of the conference patch, which was initially just below the collar.
The Hokies are 120-41 all time in this specific uniform combination, including a 62-0 blowout of the Orange in 1999.
This marks the first one-off alternate uniform for Virginia Tech since it wore a new orange jersey that displayed “Hokies” across the chest for a 59-7 win over North Carolina in 2017.
Check out more photos of Virginia Tech’s 1999 throwback uniforms below. And for more on the Hokies’ uniform history, make sure to follow uniform tracker and friend of the site Clark Ruhland.
Photos courtesy of @HokiesFB on Twitter.