One of the best stories of the college football season had nothing to do with football at all. Purdue superfan Tyler Trent, who was diagnosed with cancer at a young age, became the best story of the season when ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi shared his story with the college football world.
On Thursday night, ESPN honored Trent once again at the College Football Awards show. Trent took the stage in a wheelchair, pushed by Purdue quarterback David Blough and alongside ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi.
The entire room, full of the best college football players and coaches, stood in ovation for Trent for a full minute before an interview on stage. At the end, Trent thanked Rinaldi with tears in his eyes.
Here’s the incredible moment.
A powerful moment as Tyler Trent is honored at the College Football Awards.
— ESPN (@espn) December 7, 2018
During the brief interview, Trent revealed he was wearing the shoes worn by Craig Sager, given to him by Sager’s wife, Stacey.
Moments like these show just how truly incredible sports can be.