Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus Capt. Danny Kane, U.S. Army, who earned a degree in interdisciplinary studies from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, a minor in mathematics from the College of Science, and a minor in leadership studies from the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Rice Center for Leader Development in 2002 has been selected as the Hokie Hero for the Virginia Tech versus Georgia Tech game.

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets Hokie Hero program started in 2006 by IMG College and sponsored by the University Bookstore, honors Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumni who are currently deployed. Recipients of this honor are highlighted by Bill Roth and Mike Burnop during the radio broadcast of Virginia Tech football games, on the Corps of Cadets website, on the Corps of Cadets alumni website, and in the Corps Review magazine.

Kane is currently stationed at Operating Base Adder, Iraq, as a member of the 77th Theater Aviation Brigade, U.S. Army.  He works as an operations officer planning and executing attack and lift helicopter missions throughout Iraq. He is from Sterling, Va., and this is his second combat deployment.  

Kane is a Class of 2002 graduate of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and was the Hotel Company Commander during his senior year. He says he would like to send his love to his wife Andrea and their 1-year-old son Thomas.

Below are the previous Hokie Heroes from the 2011-12 season.