The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech football team continue their proud partnership to highlight the colors during the pre-game ceremony at every football game.

Three football players are selected, because of their performance in the last game or during practice, to carry the American flag, the state flag, and the team’s spirit flag as they lead the team onto the field. They carry the flags the length of the field and deliver them to cadets at the south end of the field. 

The cadets performing this honor are also selected based on their performance during their training. The cadets render honor to the flags and then securely carry them off the field. At home games three freshman cadets are selected and one or two upper-class cadets travel with the team and receive the flags at away games. 

Three freshman cadets were selected by their training cadre to perform this duty for the Western Carolina game. These cadets were highlighted for their motivation and outstanding performance during New Cadet Week training and the start of school.

The cadets selected for this honor are Cadet Lawrence Hussey of Quantico, Va., a freshman majoring in human nutrition, foods, and exercise in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who is a member of the Marine Option of the Naval ROTC program; Cadet Christopher Hintz of Sterling, Va., a freshman majoring in university studies who is also a member of the Marine Option of the Naval ROTC program; and Cadet Lisa Armstrong of Cary, N.C., a freshman majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences who is a member of the Army ROTC program. All three cadets are recipients of the Emerging Leader Scholarship.

Future cadets will continue to be selected for this honor based on their performance in the cadet regiment. The program is part of the proud partnership the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets has with the Virginia Tech Athletic Department and the Virginia Tech football team.