Purdue has been working on rededicating its student gate to honor beloved team captain, graduate and superfan Tyler Trent.
On Thursday, Trevor Peters of WLFI in Lafayette reported that there is now an official dedication date for the Tyler Trent Student Gate.
The dedication will be held on Saturday, Sept. 7 before Purdue hosts Vanderbilt in its 2019 home opener. Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says there will be a “significant event” held 30 minutes before the gates open for the game.
JUST IN: @purduemitch says the @theTylerTrent T² student gate will be dedicated at the Purdue Football home opener against Vanderbilt on Sept. 7. Says it will be a "significant event" about 30 minutes before gates open. @WLFI 🚂🏈 pic.twitter.com/FntW0UwLpF
— Trevor Peters (@TrevorPetersTV) August 15, 2019
The student gate at Ross-Ade Stadisum is where Trent camped out in 2017 before Purdue’s home game against Michigan. It was there where he had his first encounter with head coach Jeff Brohm.
In addition to the renaming of the student gate, there will also be a plaque detailing Trent’s story and the impact he had on Purdue and across the nation.
Purdue’s 2019 season opener will be against Nevada in Reno on Friday, Aug. 30.