Longtime VT coach Frank Beamer inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame

Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer is carried off the field by his players after a Nov. 21 game against North Carolina, in Blacksburg, Va., in what was Beamer's last home game as coach since he is retiring at the end of the season. The legendary Virginia Tech head football coach will roam the sidelines for the final time when his Hokies (6-6) face Tulsa (6-6) in the Independence Bowl on Saturday in Shreveport, La. (Steve Helber/AP Photo)

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced that longtime Virginia Teach head coach Frank Beamer has been selected to the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2018.

Beamer was in his initial year of eligibility on the Hall of Fame ballot.

“I’d like to thank our administration and former Virginia Tech players, coaches and support staff,” Beamer said. “Without them, we wouldn’t have enjoyed the success we did as a football program.”

He, along with the rest of the 2018 class, will be inducted during the 61st NFF Annual Awards Dinner on December 4, 2018 at the New York Hilton Midtown and 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.

The 2018 class will also be honored at their respective schools at an on campus salute during the 2018 season.

Beamer is the winningest Virginia Tech coach in history with 280 victories, and the 13th most wins by a college football coach at any NCAA division.

To read more about Coach Frank Beamer on Hokie Sports, click here.

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