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Tyler Trent’s Family Will Receive Music City Bowl Rings From Purdue

Tyler Trent asks Purdue football fans to do the "Kinnick Wave" during game against Iowa.

The Purdue Boilermakers are coming off one of their most memorable seasons in decades. The school rallying around student and superfan Tyler Trent was a big reason for it.

In commemoration of Trent's fighting spirit and love of Purdue, the school is honoring him in a wide variety of ways. But what they did for his family may be especially memorable.

On Friday, the Purdue Football Twitter account announced that Trent's family would be honored with commemorative rings, celebrating their appearance in the 2018 Music City Bowl.

The ring has Tyler's name on the side with the Purdue logo on one side, and the Music City Bowl logo on the other. The front face features the team logo and the words "Tyler Strong."

Trent passed away due to bone cancer several days after Purdue's appearance in the game.

Trent's cancer battle galvanized the Purdue football team throughout the season. After a 3-3 start, Purdue shocked the world with a 49-20 upset win over No. 2 Ohio State.

After beating No. 19 Iowa, Purdue lost back-to-back games against Minnesota and Wisconsin. Their bowl eligibility hinged on a win over arch-rival Indiana.

But the Boilermakers dispatched their rivals in a 28-21 win to earn a bowl berth, and were invited to the Music City Bowl.

Unfortunately, the Music City Bowl didn't go nearly as they would have hoped. Auburn beat them 63-14 in a historic blowout.

Nevertheless, Purdue has chosen to honor Trent not only with the rings but with a stadium memorial. The student entrance will now be named "The Tyler Trent Student Gate."