Earlier this year, Purdue University President Mitch Daniels announced that the school would honor the memory of Tyler Trent at Ross-Ade Stadium by naming the student section entrance in his honor. On Monday, construction on the project began.
Purdue posted a photo to Twitter on Monday afternoon, showing that construction is underway on the Tyler Trent Student Gate. The entrance, previously known as Gate E, also will display a plaque that shares Trent’s story.
The gate being dedicated is the same entrance where Trent camped out before Purdue’s 2017 matchup against Michigan at Ross-Ade Stadium. It was there where he met head coach Jeff Brohm.
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) July 8, 2019
In the last months of his life, Trent promoted cancer research and joined the fight with ESPN through the V Foundation. A bobblehead doll and biography were also sold to help raise money for cancer research.
Trent will always have a place in the hearts of the Purdue community as his story and attitude reached so many.
Below is a rendering of what the entrance will look like upon completion.
— Trevor Peters (@TrevorPetersTV) March 27, 2019