First-year cadets selected to receive the flags at Furman game
September 10, 2015
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.
Three first-year cadets were selected by their training cadre to perform this duty for the Furman game. These cadets were highlighted for their outstanding performance, motivation, and support of their fellow cadets.
The cadets selected for this honor are Cadet Philip Anderson of Centreville, Virginia, a freshman majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences from Alpha Company who is a member of Army ROTC; Cadet Brandon Boccher of Chesapeake, Virginia, a freshman majoring in international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences from Charlie Company who is a member of the Citizen-Leader Track; and Cadet Thomas DiBiaso of Chesapeake, Virginia, a freshman majoring in mathematics in the College of Science from Delta Company who is a member of Naval ROTC. All three cadets are from First Battalion and 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.