Purdue University announced on Wednesday that the student gate to their football stadium will be renamed in honor of the Tyler Trent.
Forever our captain.
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) March 27, 2019
For those who missed the story this pass season, Tyler Trent was a 20-year old Purdue student and super fan who succumbed to bone cancer.
On the date this aired on ESPN’s College Gameday, Purdue upset the #2 Buckeyes, with Trent in the stadium for the last time. He was an honorary captain in the teams game against Northwestern as well. Many Purdue players forged a strong friendship with Tyler, as did coach Jeff Brohm. His courage led to receive the Disney Spirit Award at the College Football Awards show and the Sagamore of the Wabash award, which is the highest civilian award in the state of Indiana. In his final months, Trent was able to raise more than $100,000 for the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment, along with more money for The V Foundation.
Tyler Trent passed away on January 1st at the age of 20.
By renaming the student gate in his honor, Purdue is making sure that Trent will be immortalized in Purdue history. Good on you Purdue.