Purdue super fan Tyler Trent named honorary captain for Music City Bowl
Purdue graduate and super fan Tyler Trent has gained massive popularity and support from the college football world and beyond for the strength and courage he’s exhibited during an ongoing fight with cancer.
On Friday, he was named honorary captain for the team’s matchup with Auburn in the Mortgage Music City Bowl.
“I’d like to thank the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl’s Board of Directors for this unbelievable honor,” Trent said in a release. “My family and I are blessed to accept your invitation and hospitality. Serving as Honorary Captain for the game will continue to shine a light on the urgency of cancer research and to find a cure.”
Trent, 20, will participate in all the events leading up to the game at Nissan Stadium, which begins at 12:30 p.m. EST on Dec. 28. He will also join both teams’ captains on the field for the coin toss.
“We are honored to have Tyler serve as our Honorary Bowl Captain this year,” Music City Bowl President and CEO Scott Ramsey said. “We look forward to celebrating his positive attitude while supporting his efforts towards cancer research.”
Trent has received several awards and honors recently as he continues to fight while supporting cancer research. Last week, he was named the winner of the Disney Spirit Award and was presented with the honor at The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on ESPN. He was also recently the recipient of a personal letter from President Donald Trump.