Tag: College Football

Purdue super fan Tyler Trent passes away

We don’t control the cards we’re dealt. All we can do is play what we have.

Tyler Trent passed away on Tuesday.

The Purdue student had battled a rare form of bone cancer. He had become a sensation in college football and Big Ten circles as being someone the Purdue football team rallied around this season. The hashtag #TylerStrong went viral.

He inspired and encouraged people. He raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research. He wrote a book that he’d never be able to see completed, but which will also continue to raise money for cancer research.

Tyler was also outspoken about the importance of his faith.

In 2017, Tyler’s cancer returned and he began to pray that God would use this journey for His glory.”

As I think about the impact he had over the last few months, it’s clear that this prayers was answered.

In an interview with Today, Tyler said: “Waking up day to day is like winning a lottery…I try to rely on my faith in Jesus Christ and figure out how to have a good day.”

As his battle continued, Tyler took to Twitter numerous time to glorify God.

What the Alabama quarterbacks can teach us about life

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If you can get Nick Saban chocked up, you must be a pretty special person.

I love the life lessons that can come to us from the sporting world.
This weekend, Alabama was playing Georgia in the SEC Championship Game. The Crimson Tide were trying to continue one of the most dominating seasons in college football history, but they had struggled against Georgia and trailed by 7 when star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (the favorite to win the Heisman trophy as college football’s best player) left the game with an injury.