Purdue graduate, superfan and team captain Tyler Trent will be honored with the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award next month, ESPN reported on Wednesday.
Trent will be honored at the 2019 Sports Humanitarian Awards on July 9. The event will take place in Los Angeles and will be held a night prior to the ESPYS. Ciara will be hosting the event.
Trent died on Jan. 1 after a long, courageous battle with a rare form of bone cancer. His strength, bravery and positivity through his battle inspired millions of people throughout the country, particularly during the college football season. Trent’s story was featured on ESPN’s College GameDay during the 2018 season.
In December, Trent was honored with the Disney Spirit Award as he helped raise thousands of dollars to support cancer research.
Trent is one of two individuals who will be honored, along with Lina Khalifeh, a taekwondo champion from Jordan with over 20 gold medals. She developed SheFighter, the first women’s only self-defense school in the Middle East.