Cadet Oliver Nazarian will travel with the Hokies to receive the flags at Thursday’s football game at North Carolina State.

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.  

Nazarian is a junior in Navy ROTC majoring in industrial and systems engineering in the College of Engineering. As a dedicated leader in his battalion, he continually demonstrates his strong work ethic and devotion to developing others.  His commitment to excellence and his contagious can-do attitude draw out the best in those around him. 

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