Cadet chosen to highlight the colors at the Boston College game
November 8, 2023
Cadet Tyler Hutchison will travel with the Hokies to receive the flags at Saturday’s football game at Boston College.
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.
Hutchison is a junior in Air Force ROTC majoring in sports media and analytics in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. A member of Oscar Company, he was chosen for his dedication to his cadet company and the enthusiasm he brings while accomplishing goals. He demonstrated a willingness to lead by stepping into a senior leadership position as a junior, sharing his unit pride and upbeat attitude with those around him.