Hampton’s Jovonn Quillen to wear No. 25 jersey for Hokies against ODU

Posted at 6:07 PM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 18:11:14-04

BLACKSBURG, Va. ( – Head coach Justin Fuente announced Thursday that defensive back Jovonn Quillen will wear Frank Beamer’s No. 25 jersey on Saturday in Virginia Tech’s game at Old Dominion.

Jovonn Quillen. (Courtesy: @CoachFuente)

Saturday’s contest will mark Tech’s first-ever contest at ODU and will be the Hokies’ initial game played in Norfolk since 1986.

Quillen registered three tackles in Tech’s 62-17 victory vs. William & Mary.

The junior defensive back has played in 24 career games for the Hokies after a stellar prep career at Hampton High School where he compiled 2,370 yards of total offense and scored 39 touchdowns.

At the beginning of the 2016 season, coach Justin Fuente announced that a special teams’ player of the week would be selected to wear the No. 25 as a tribute to Coach Beamer and his legacy of special teams excellence he established for the Hokies.

Virginia Tech and Old Dominion will square off at Foreman Field Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The game will be aired on CBS Sports as well.