LOOK: Indianapolis Colts fly Tyler Trent to see Purdue compete in Music City Bowl
Trent is in the terminal stages of osteosarcoma
Trent and his family were flown to the game as guests of the Indianapolis Colts and owner Jim Irsay. Trent's father, Tony, tweeted a photo of the family on the Colts plane Wednesday as they were headed to Nashville.
Trent is a former Purdue student and a huge fan of the Boilermakers football team. He suffers from osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer that has now entered the terminal stage. He befriended Purdue coach Jeff Brohm last season, and has been a part of the Purdue football program since. He wasearlier this season.
Earlier this week, Trent wrote an essay for the News-Press explaining what he's grateful for as he faces his last days.
Trent won't just be attending the bowl game, however, as he'll also be joining the team captains on the field for the coin toss. Purdue and Auburn will kickoff the Music City Bowl on Friday at 1:30 p.m. ET.
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