Tyler Trent Flown To Purdue Bowl Game On Jim Irsay's Plane
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tyler Trent and his family have Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay to thank for their plane trip to Purdue's bowl game.
Trent's father Tony Trent posted a photo on Twitter Wednesday of the family in Irsay's plane on their way to Nashville, Tennessee to watch Purdue take on Auburn in the Music City Bowl.
A huge thank you to @JimIrsay and @Colts for helping us make our goal to get to Nashville. So @theTylerTrent can be the bowl Captain this weekend at the Purdue game. @MusicCityBowl pic.twitter.com/x29U3fUvqu
A huge thank you to @JimIrsay and @Colts for helping us make our goal to get to Nashville. So @theTylerTrent can be the bowl Captain this weekend at the Purdue game. @MusicCityBowl pic.twitter.com/x29U3fUvqu— Tony Trent (@TonyTrent10) December 26, 2018
Tyler Trent is the honorary team captain of the Purdue football team. He's been fighting a rare form of bone cancer that doctors say is terminal.
Trent received national attention when he was featured on ESPN during Purdue’s win over Ohio State at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette on Oct. 20.
After that appearance, Trent appeared with Scott Van Pelt on ESPN’s SportsCenter, joined Mark Boyle and Bobby “Slick” Leonard during an Indiana Pacers radio broadcast and received a letter and American flag from President Trump.
The Purdue game starts at 1:30 p.m. Friday on ESPN.
Photo: Getty Images / Michael Hickey