First-year cadets Baylor Vrabel, Colin Swords, and Zach Rosen will receive the flags at Saturday’s football game against Wofford. 

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.  

Vrabel is majoring in general engineering in the College of Engineering and is a member of Air Force ROTC. She was selected for completing training objectives with intensity and serving as a role model for her peers. She continually sets a high standard for herself and actively looks for opportunities to learn. 

Swords is in Air Force ROTC and majoring in general engineering. He stands out amongst his peers and has proven himself to be an asset to his fellow cadets. He takes personal responsibility for his training and meets the standards set before him without exception. 

Rosen is majoring in business information technology in the Pamplin College of Business. A member of Army ROTC, he was chosen for his positive attitude and ability to motivate and inspire his fellow cadets. He serves as an excellent example for other cadets to follow. 

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