Trent's passing sent sorrow through the sports world
Tyler Trent was hands-down the feel good story of the college football season.
A devoted Purdue fan and an inspiration to many, Trent passed away leaving a lasting impression on the Boilermakers and the rest of the college football world especially after being in the stadium when his school upset Ohio State.
It’s with the deepest sorrow that we have to say goodbye to @theTylerTrent. We have all become #TylerStrong. To his family, words can’t express how sorry we are that he has passed. His life May have been short, but his legacy with be forever. pic.twitter.com/rONp00YoeK— Purdue Cancer Center (@PUCancerCenter) January 2, 2019
When ESPN's Scott Van Pelt heard about Trent he vowed to save him a seat on the SportsCenter set when he was feeling up to it. Although Trent didn't get the chance to take him up on that promise, SVP decided to honor him with an empty seat.
I promised Tyler Trent we'd save him a chair on our set. We'll honor that promise at the close of the show tonight.— Scott Van Pelt (@notthefakeSVP) January 2, 2019
On Tuesday's broadcast, SVP ended on a somber but touching note.