Cadet Eric Cook will receive the flags at Saturday’s football game at Georgia Tech. 

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, chosen because of their performance in the last game or at practice, carry the American flag, the state flag, and the team’s spirit flag and lead the team onto the field. They deliver the flags to cadets at the south end of the field. 

The cadets, also selected based on their performance in the corps, render honor to the flags and 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. 

Cook is a junior majoring in physics in the College of Science. He is the recipient of a corps Emerging Leader Scholarship and in Naval ROTC. He was chosen for being an exemplary cadre sergeant throughout the semester. He is an active member of the corps' Pipe and Drum Band and performs at every home football game. 

— Written by Lauren Zuchowski, a senior majoring in political science in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

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