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 also are 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 Georgia Tech game is Cadet Christopher Simmons of South Hill, Virginia, a senior majoring in mining engineering in the College of Engineering from Kilo Battery in Third Battalion. He is a member of Naval ROTC and is a recipient of an Emerging Leader Scholarship. Simmons was nominated by his peers for his outstanding performance in the Corps of Cadets and in his ROTC training.

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.