Purdue football dedicated their student gate in the name of superfan Tyler Trent before the home opener against Vanderbilt this past Saturday. It just so happens Saturday also would have been Trent’s birthday.
So fittingly, the student section made sure to sing him happy birthday during the game.
This one's for you!
— Purdue On BTN (@PurdueOnBTN) September 7, 2019
Trent captured America’s heart when his battle with a rare terminal bone cancer went viral on social media last year. His inspiration story generated awareness for his sickness and donations to cancer research.
Trent died in January. He would have turned 21 on Saturday.