First-year cadets selected to receive the flags at Friday's game versus Virginia
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets and the Virginia Tech football team continue their 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 onto 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 to perform this duty for Friday night's University of Virginia game based on the recommendations of the cadets in their chain-of-command.
The cadets selected for this honor are Cadet Mason Sorrell of Yorktown, Virginia, a freshman majoring in physics in the College of Science who is a member of Air Force ROTC; Cadet Fabio Brocco of Newland, North Carolina, a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering who is a member of Army ROTC; and Cadet Zachery Luce of Fredericksburg, Virginia, a freshman majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering who is a member of Army ROTC. All three cadets are members of the regimental band, the Highty-Tighties, 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.