Virginia Football Team To Honor Legend George Welsh With Helmet Decals In Military Bowl


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The Virginia football program will be honoring legendary former coach Bill Welsh, who also coached at Navy, with a special helmet decal in the Military Bowl on Thursday afternoon against the Midshipmen.

Virginia’s equipment manager Matthew Althoff shared a photo of the decal the Cavaliers will wear.

It features the logo of both programs, along with “189 wins.”

Welsh, who won two ACC championships, four ACC Coach of the Year Awards and Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year with Virginia during his lengthy run with the team, finished his career with an overall head coaching record of 189-132-4.

Check it out below:

Prior to his coaching career, Welsh was a standout quarterback at Navy. He was a first-team All-American in 1955.

Welsh was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2004.

The 2017 Military Bowl takes place Thursday, Dec. 28 at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

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