Cadet selected to travel with football team to highlight the colors at Pittsburgh game
October 13, 2014
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 freshman cadets are selected and one or two upper-class cadets travel with the team and receive the flags at away games.
Cadet Sgt. 1st Class Josiah Jeffers of Winston-Salem, N.C., a junior majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences from India Company in Third Battalion was selected to receive the flags at the University of Pittsburgh game. Jeffers is a member of Army ROTC and a recipient of the Emerging Leader Scholarship. He was selected by the cadet chain-of-command for being the top upper-class cadet in his battalion during New Cadet Week training. Jeffers will travel and lodge with the team, as well as participate in all team meetings and meals.
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.