Cadet Jack Carlin will travel with the Hokies to receive the flags at Saturday’s football game at Rutgers. 

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.  

Carlin is a junior in Army ROTC majoring in history in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. A member of Oscar Company, he was chosen for his ability to establish trust amongst his first-year cadets. Known for his desire to better himself and those around him, Carlin continually seeks meaningful training opportunities. Because of his stellar performance during New Cadet Week, he was selected as the top cadre member during cadet training.