Purdue University dedicates the Tyler Trent gate at their stadium

The university unveiled a memorial to the Purdue graduate and Boilermaker super fan who served as an honorary captain and team inspiration.
2:39 | 09/09/19

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Back now on "Gma" with college football's second Saturday in the books a college student's spirit is being remembered now in a big way. Purdue university honoring the Tyler Trent student gate in honor of their team's biggest super fan. Reporter: In west lay fa yet, Indiana when students lineup on a Saturday outside Ross stadium it's to cheer the boilermakers to victory. With much fanfare and a lot of heart this week students lined up for another reason on what would have been his 21st birthday. Purdue revealing a memorial to boiler maker super fan, honorary captain and time inspiration Tyler Trent. That's boiler maker spirit right there. Reporter: Trent who battled bone cancer sadly passing away January 1st, but not before making an ever lasting impact on his community and the nation. He never let a terminal illness damage his spirit. The Tyler Trent student gate now standing where he did for so many weebs inspiring others, now serving as a reminder for how Tyler lived his life. For our player, what they were struck by, was his courage in the face of adversity. No one here and no one who lived through the events of the last 12 months will ever forget Tyler Trent. Reporter: His parents the first to walk through the gate entering the stadium. Josh seals was Tyler's life-long friend. He taught me this life is a gift, but you have to receive that gift. Reporter: SHAWN English is the first recipient of the Tyler Trent courage and resilience award, a memorial scholarship presented to a Purdue student facing adversity. I looked up to Tyler and his family. Reporter: SHAWN was hit by a car and left with life-altering legaies losing his foot. To know he is so loved and so well thought of, what parent doesn't want to know that about their child. To know that and to be able to -- it gives us hope as a family. Tyler said he wanted to leave a legacy that motivates people to be advocates. He even wrote a book about his journey and his battle. Just watching those games and him cheer his team on was a phenomenal inspiration. What an amazing legacy. They did a great thing there and they beat Vanderbilt. There you go. That caps off the day.

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