Tyler Trent, the former Purdue student who inspired countless sports fans with his gratitude and grace, died from a rare form of bone cancer on Tuesday. He was 20 years old.
Head Coach Jeff Brohm took to Twitter to share his thoughts on Trent on Tuesday night.
Purdue's athletic department issued a statement Tuesday night offering condolences to Trent's family and friends.
"While there are no words to ease the hurt at times like this, we hope some comfort can be found in knowing what an inspiration Tyler is to our student-athletes, coaches, staff and fans," the statement read. "The entire Purdue Athletics family has been touched by his courageous battle, positive spirit and unwavering faith. Tyler was the embodiment of a true Boilermaker who will live on in each of us. We will forever be #TylerStrong."
The football team tweeted a photo of Trent and a message that read simply #TylerStrong
Purdue quarterback David Blough, who developed a strong bond with Trent, remembered his friend in a series of tweets Tuesday night.
Trent also got a special bobble head created for him.
No doubt he'll be remembered forever.
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