Updated Sep 18, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Harris makes surprise visit at Howard University football game

Vice President Kamala Harris tosses 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 tosses the coin at Howard University-Hampton University football game at Audi Field in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 18. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday made a surprise visit to Audi Field, where she led the coin toss between Howard University and Hampton University for the inaugural "Truth and Service Classic" football game.

The big picture: Harris is the first graduate of a historically Black college or university (HBCU) to enter the White House, Axios' Russell Contreras reports.

  • The 96th matchup between Howard and Hampton marks the first-ever college football game to be played at Audi Field, home of MLS team D.C. United.
  • Second gentleman Doug Emhoff also made a visit to the Washington Nationals game on Saturday afternoon, delivering a strike with his ceremonial first pitch.
In photos:
ice President Kamala Harris, center, flips a coin ahead of the Howard University and Hampton University football game at Audi Field in Washington, D.C
Vice President Kamala Harris flips a coin ahead of the Howard University and Hampton University football game at Audi Field in Washington, D.C. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Vice President Kamala Harris, center, departs with Wayne A. I. Frederick, president of Howard University, left, after flipping a coin ahead of the Howard University and Hampton University football gam
Vice President Kamala Harris departs with Wayne A.I. Frederick, president of Howard University, after flipping a coin ahead of the game. Photo: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Vice President Kamala Harris participates in the coin toss at the opening of the football game between Howard University and Hampton University.
Vice President Kamala Harris waves at the coin toss. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images
Harris, with Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick (C, rear) and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff
Harris with Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick and second gentleman Doug Emhoff. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images
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