The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame announced today that Frank Beamer has been named to the College Football Hall of Fame’s class of 2018. Beamer will be officially inducted in December of 2018.
This was Beamer’s first time on the ballot, so he is a first-ballot inductee.
For a football coach to be inducted, he must be retired three full seasons if less than 70 years old. If the coach is 70 years old (Beamer is 71), he is eligible immediately. The coach must also have coached in at least 100 games with a winning percentage of .600. Beamer’s overall record at Murray State (42-23-2) and Virginia Tech (238-121-2) was 280-143-4 (.656).
Beamer’s 280 victories rank sixth overall in FBS history and are the 13th most by a college football coach at any NCAA division.
“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,” Beamer said in a statement released by Virginia Tech.
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