Tyler Trent's Purdue Bobblehead Will Be Sold to Benefit Cancer Research

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistNovember 15, 2018

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - OCTOBER 10: General view of a Purdue Boilermakers helmet seen during the game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at Ross-Ade Stadium on October 10, 2015 in West Lafayette, Indiana.  (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
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Tyler Trent, Purdue University and the Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee are joining forces to raise money for cancer research in a unique way.

According to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell, bobbleheads using Trent's likeness have been produced and will be sold for $30 each. Two dollars from each sale will go to the Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment at Purdue, and $3 from each sale goes to the V Foundation for Cancer Research.

Darren Rovell @darrenrovell

JUST IN: @theTylerTrent bobbleheads just went on sale at @BobbleheadHall website. $5 goes to Trent's charity & @TheVFoundation. https://t.co/4RsU40VTxw https://t.co/W1xQRzlvqR

The 20-year-old Trent is a former Purdue student and current Purdue athletics superfan who has terminal bone cancer.

Trent was featured on ESPN's College GameDay last month prior to Purdue's 49-20 upset over then-No. 2 Ohio State:

Commenting on the bobblehead initiative, Trent told Rovell via text: "I'm so humbled by this opportunity. I hope people continue to donate and give to cancer research."

Rovell noted that cancer research donations spiked following Trent's appearance on ESPN last month.

There may be some Trent bobbleheads in the crowd Saturday when the 5-5 Boilermakers host the 6-4 Wisconsin Badgers in a Big Ten clash.