Purdue dedicates gate to Tyler Trent

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue University’s Ross-Ade Stadium is now home to the Tyler Trent Student Gate. Tyler Trent’s father, at the dedication ceremony streamed over Facebook, said he hopes the new gate will inspire students to live a positive life.

The university dedicated the gate to the Purdue student from Carmel on Saturday, which would have been his 21st birthday. Trent, diagnosed with bone cancer when he was 15, raised charity funds and battled the disease until his death on New Year’s Day 2019.

The gate features Trent’s signature and a plaque which tells visitors about his life story. Purdue Board of Trustees chair Mike Berghoff, university President Mitch Daniels, and Athletics Director Mike Bobinski all took part in the ceremony before the football opener as well.

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