Purdue superfan Tyler Trent, who is battling bone cancer, plans to join in on 'Hawkeye Wave'

Zack Creglow
Hawk Central

Purdue superfan Tyler Trent tweeted Wednesday that he plans to join in on the 'Hawkeye Wave' when Iowa plays Purdue on Saturday.

No. 18 Iowa plays Purdue at 2:30 p.m. (CT).

Purdue's superfan Tyler Trent plans to join in on 'Hawkeye Wave' this Saturday.

Trent, a sophomore at Purdue, has bone cancer and recently lost an arm and both legs to the disease. The story of his perseverance and love for his university has been featured on ESPN and in the Indianapolis Star, among other places, and has served as an inspiration this college football season.

Just like the "Hawkeye Wave" has.

Trent tweeted Wednesday that he plans to wave after the first quarter in West Lafayette, Indiana, to the children at the UI Stead Family Children's Hospital.

"I’m happy to announce that as long as my health allows, my family and I will be @RossAdeStadium to cheer on @BoilerFootball as they take on the @HawkeyeFootball this Sat. @ 3:30pm on @espn. We will take time to wave to @UIchildrens at the end of the 1st quarter. #BoilerUp"