VP Harris wins coin toss for alma mater at Howard-Hampton football game

Vice President Kamala Harris received a rousing reception Saturday as she surprised fans at Washington DC’s Audi Field ahead of the annual Howard-Hampton football matchup.

“It’s Kamala!” students shouted from the sidelines as they caught their first glimpse of Howard University’s best-known alumna when she arrived to perform the traditional coin toss.

The game, dubbed the “Truth and Service Classic,” is the 96th meeting of the two powerhouse historically black universities — and the first football match ever held at the brand-new soccer stadium located just outside Howard’s campus.

Her alma mater won the veep’s flip after Hampton called tails.

Harris, Howard Class of 1986, is the first graduate of an HBCU to be elected to the nation’s second-highest office.

Vice President Kamala Harris graduated from Howard University in 1986.
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Vice President Kamala Harris arrives to flip a coin ahead of the Howard University and Hampton University football game at Audi Field in Washington, DC, USA, on 18 September 2021.
Players give a warm welcome to Vice President Kamala Harris as she arrives in the field for the coin flip.
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Vice President Kamala Harris walks on to the field with her husband Doug Emhoff before an NCAA college football game between Howard and Hampton at Audi Field in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.
Vice President Kamala Harris walks on the field with her husband Doug Emhoff (right) behind her.
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Vice President Kamala Harris, with Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick (L), waves as she leaves the field after tossing the coin for the football game between Howard University and Hampton University at Audi Field in Washington, DC on September 18, 2021.
Vice President Kamala Harris waves to fans after tossing the coin with Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick (left).
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