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 first-year cadets are selected and one or two upper-class cadets travel with the team and receive the flags at away games. 

The cadet selected for this honor at the Boston College game is Cadet Nathan Underwood of Manassas, Virginia, a senior majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business from Golf Company in Second Battalion. He is a member of Army ROTC and is a recipient of the Mary Jean & John L. Brown '62 Emerging Leader Scholarship. Underwood was highlighted for his performance as a platoon sergeant this semester and for doing an outstanding job filling in for the first sergeant.

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