U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Ross Holdsworth, a 2014 Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets alumnus who earned a degree in mining engineering from the College of Engineering, was selected as the Hokie Hero for Saturday’s football game against Liberty.

The Hokie Hero program, started in 2006 by IMG College, honors corps alumni who are deployed. Recipients are highlighted by Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop during their radio broadcast of Hokie football games, on the Corps of Cadets website, and in the Corps Review magazine.

Holdsworth is stationed at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, as a member of the headquarters’ 25th Signal Battalion. He is a direct signal support team officer-in-charge, and his team provides communications to all units conducting operations within the region.

As a senior with the Corps of Cadets, Holdsworth was operations officer for E Company. He also was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity, where he helped raise thousands of dollars for Special Olympics.