Mark Gottfried will make a unique entrance at N.C. State's football game against South Alabama on Saturday.
As part of Military Appreciation Day, Gottfried, State's new basketball coach, will make a tandem parachute jump into Carter-Finley Stadium with the ROTC Ranger parachute team at halftime.
The Wounded Warriors from Fort Bragg and Camp LeJeune will be honored during the game and take part in the pre-game "Walk of Champions." The halftime will feature a field-sized flag unfurled by military personnel, firefighters and police. There will also be a Sept. 11 remembrance video.
The "Walk of Champions" starts at 5 p.m. and the game starts at 6 p.m.