In a continuing partnership between the Virginia Tech football team and the Corps of Cadets, players and cadets are selected to highlight the colors — the American flag, the state flag, and the team’s spirit flag — during the pre-game ceremonies at each game. Three freshmen cadets are selected for home games, while one or two upper-class cadets travel with the team to away games. 

Based on his outstanding performance, Cadet Randall Rechkemmer of Virginia Beach, a senior majoring in meteorology, was selected for this honor and traveled with the team to the University of Miami game last October. Rechkemmer, from Charlie Company in First Battalion, is a member of Air Force ROTC and a recipient of the Wesley L. Baum ’48 Emerging Leader Scholarship.