BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 26, 2012 – 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.
Cadet Dax Linville of Blacksburg Va., a junior majoring in aerospace engineering in the College of Engineering who is a member of the Air Force ROTC program was selected to receive the flags at the University of Cincinnati game. He will travel and lodge with the team, as well as participate in all team meetings and meals.
Linville is currently serving as a squad leader in Golf Company and was selected for his dedicated work and focus on preparing the sophomores in the company for their new leadership positions as fire team leaders. He was highlighted as a cadet who is always willing to help wherever he can and as the top squad leader in his company this semester.
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.
The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets has produced military, public, and corporate leaders since the university was founded in 1872. It is one of just two military corps within a large public university. The corps holds its members to the highest standards of loyalty, honor, integrity, and self-discipline. In return, cadets achieve high academic success and a long-lasting camaraderie with fellow members. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.