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Purdue superfan Tyler Trent passes away at 20

Jints in Carolina : 1/1/2019 10:30 pm
Tyler Trent, the former Purdue student who inspired countless sports fans with his gratitude and grace, died of a rare form of bone cancer on Tuesday. He was 20 years old.

Trent first earned the admiration of the Boilermakers football team by camping outside the stadium last September prior to the team's Big Ten home opener against No. 8 Michigan. He posed for a picture with head coach Jeff Brohm the morning of the game. Trent did not initially tell Brohm that he had spent the previous afternoon at a chemotherapy session to treat osteosarcoma. - ( New Window )
RIP, Tyler  
PetesHereNow : 1/1/2019 10:33 pm : link
Cancer is a bastard.
Horrible news to start the year...  
bw in dc : 1/1/2019 11:04 pm : link
Life can be very unfair.
B in ALB : 1/1/2019 11:05 pm : link
That's awful to hear.
R.I.H tyler  
tyrik13 : 1/1/2019 11:16 pm : link
You fought hard good sir! Fuck you cancer!!
God's Speed  
GmeninPSL : 1/1/2019 11:37 pm : link
to Tyler & His Family. That was a lot of suffering and he's in a better place now !
May he RIP  
uconngiant : 1/2/2019 1:14 am : link
I pray that the Lord gives his family comfort during this very difficult time.
Rest in Peace  
montanagiant : 1/2/2019 3:01 am : link
You are an icon for the fight against Cancer
Fuck Cancer..  
JCin332 : 1/2/2019 6:54 am : link
My thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family...

Very brave young man...

Very touching column by Woj...  
JCin332 : 1/2/2019 6:56 am : link
Reflecting on the impact of Tyler Trent

Reflecting on the impact of Tyler Trent - ( New Window )
Sad news.  
johnnyb : 1/2/2019 8:07 am : link
Courageous kid. Prayers to his family. RIP Tyler.
ZogZerg : 1/2/2019 8:33 am : link
What a touching and sad story.
AcidTest : 1/2/2019 10:19 am : link
sad. What a courageous young man. RIP. God bless.
pjcas18 : 1/2/2019 10:41 am : link
courageous, humble, his story should be everywhere, the perspective, strength and fearlessness he displayed while handed a death sentence is nothing short of heroic in my opinion.

RIP Tyler
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