The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech football team continue their 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 first-year cadets are selected and one or two upper-class cadets travel with the team and receive the flags at away games. 

Three first-year cadets were selected to perform this duty for the East Carolina University game based on their strong performance during the start of the academic year.

The cadets selected for this honor are Cadet Joseph Bahret of Virginia Beach, Virginia, a freshman majoring in university studies from Delta Company in First Battalion who is a member of Air Force ROTC; Cadet Christian Carr of Sykesville, Maryland, a freshman majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences from Bravo Company in First Battalion who is a member of Army ROTC; and Cadet Sean Crittenden of Chesapeake, Virginia, a freshman majoring in biochemistry in the College of Science from Charlie Company in First Battalion who is a member of Air Force ROTC. 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.