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 outstanding freshman cadets have been selected to perform this honor for the game versus Pittsburgh. These cadets were highlighted by their upperclassmen for their strong leadership and for setting a high standard of performance among their fellow new cadets.

The cadets selected for this honor are Cadet Richard Daum of Oak Hill, Va., a freshman majoring in mathematics in the College of Science who is a member of the Army ROTC program; Cadet Andrew Greenwood of McLean, Va., a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering who is a member of the Naval ROTC program; and Cadet Andrew Bergman of Morrow, Ohio, a freshman majoring in physics in the College of Science who is a member of the Naval ROTC program. All three cadets are recipients of an 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.