Tyler Trent

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Template:Use mdy dates Tyler Robert Trent (September 7, 1998 – January 1, 2019)[1] was an American cancer activist who attended Purdue University. Trent was diagnosed with osteosarcoma as a 15-year-old in 2014. He won the 2018 Disney's Wide World of Sports Spirit Award and the 2018 Sagamore of the Wabash award and published a book, The Upset, with a foreword by Scott Van Pelt.[2][3] Trent maintained a strong relationship with the Purdue Boilermakers football team and served as the honorary captain in several of their games in the 2018 season. He garnered national attention during Purdue’s 49–20 upset over the then #2 ranked Ohio State and subsequently received a Twitter shoutout from Vice President Mike Pence. Trent raised over $100,000 for cancer research with the goal of raising $1,000,000.[4][5]

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