Purdue's Tyler Trent Wins Disney Spirit Award
ATLANTA--Purdue alum Tyler Trent was given the Disney Spirit Award Thursday night at the College Football Awards Show in Atlanta.
Trent has gained national attention for his fight against bone cancer.
— Purdue Football (@BoilerFootball) December 7, 2018
The Disney Spirit Award is given to college football's most inspirational person or team.
Trent said he felt the honor was "undeserved" when he spoke to ESPN's Tom Rinaldi.
"A year ago, I prayed that I would have the opportunity to share my story and now it's coming true," Trent said.
A powerful moment as Tyler Trent is honored at the College Football Awards.
— ESPN (@espn) December 7, 2018
Trent was escorted on stage by Purdue quarterback David Blough. Rinaldi turned to Purdue Quarterback David Blough and asked why he wanted to bring Trent up on stage.
"Well Tyler exemplifies everything about the Purdue community. He's united us all. We love him. Tyler is an inspiration to so many. It's just an honor to get to be a part of his story and get to share in his faith and his testimony," Blough said.
Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm also attended the ceremony.
Trent was wearing his now-signature sportcoat with Purdue's logo. He was also wearing shoes that belonged to the late Craig Sager, an NBA reporter on TNT who died from cancer in December 2016. Sager's widow, Stacy, gave Trent the shoes.
Trent broke down in tears when the crowd gave a round of applause for him.
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