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Frank Beamer selected for College Football Hall of Fame

Head coach Frank Beamer of the Virginia Tech Hokies celebrates their 23-21 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium on November 12, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

ATLANTA – The National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame announced that longtime Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer is among six FBS coaches on the 2018 ballot for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.

In addition, 75 FBS players, as well as 98 players and 31 coaches from the divisional ranks are included on the 2018 ballot.

The announcement of the 2018 Class will be made Monday in Atlanta. The city is serving as the host for the CFP National Championship, which will be played later that day at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Some of the inductees will be on site during the announcement to represent the class and share their thoughts on being elected.

The 2018 class officially will be inducted during the 61st NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 4, 2018, at the New York Hilton Midtown.

The inductees will be permanently enshrined at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta later that December and honored on the field during the 14th Annual National Hall of Fame Salute during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. They also will be honored at their respective schools at an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments, during the 2018 season.

Prior to his retirement in 2015, Beamer was the winningest active coach in FBS history at the time of his retirement, having tallied an impressive career record of 238-121-2 at Virginia Tech. Under Beamer, Virginia Tech football enjoyed unprecedented success, with 23 consecutive bowl appearances, a mark that the Hokies extended to 24 straight under head coach Justin Fuente in 2016.