Every year Virginia Tech has one of the toughest defenses in college football. Head coach Frank Beamer prides himself on the way his team's plays defense and special teams.
When either of these squads perform well, it is known as "Beamer ball".
With defensive leaders like Rashad Carmichael and Davon Morgan moving on, Virginia Tech will have new defensive leaders in 2011.
Here are the seven best defensive players on Virginia Tech heading into the 2011 season..