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

Three outstanding freshman cadets have been selected by their training cadre to perform this honor for the Homecoming game versus the University of North Carolina. These cadets were highlighted for their positive attitudes and for serving as strong examples for their fellow first-year cadets.

The cadets selected for this honor are Cadet John Crockett of Charleston, W.Va., a freshman majoring in sociology in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences who is a member of the Citizen-Leader Track; Cadet Gregory Milhiser of Montgomery Village, Md., a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering who is a member of the Army ROTC program; and Cadet Rachel Daniels of Chester, Va., a freshman majoring in animal and poultry sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who is also a member of the Citizen-Leader Track. All three cadets are recipients of an 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. 

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