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Gov. Holcomb announces Tyler Trent as 'Sagamore of the Wabash Award' recipient

Tyler Trent expressed his gratitude through Twitter, saying "I feel undeserving."

Posted: Nov 28, 2018 4:45 PM

INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI)--Purdue University superfan, Boilermaker football team captain and three-time cancer survivor Tyler Trent is making headlines yet again. 

Trent tweeted out his thanks to Governor Eric Holcomb, who chose him to receive the Sagamore of the Wabash Award during a luncheon at Riley Children's Hospital on Wednesday.

According to the state of Indiana's website, this award is the highest honor that the Governor bestows.

But what really makes this award so unique is that it has no criteria, so the current Governor can choose whomever they would like to receive the award for whatever reason. 

Trent tweeted "I feel undeserving to be included amongst the amazing list of other incredible previous recipients."

Many politicians, artists, presidents and even astronauts are past recipients of the prestigious award. Including former State Representative John R. Gregg, 1990 and 1997 Indianapolis 500 winner Arie Luijendijk, comedian and television host David Letterman and Indianapolis Colts football player Adam Vinatieri. 

Congratulations to Tyler!

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