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Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski found dead in apparent suicide

By on January 17, 2018

Some devastating news to announce coming out of Washington State.

The Pullman Police Department have discovered the dead body of Washington State Cougars QB Tyler Hilinski in his apartment after he failed to show up for practice on Tuesday. Reports are suggesting that the 21-year old died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A rifle and suicide note were found beside Hilinski’s dead body.

“The tragic news today surrounding Tyler Hilinski is devastating to all. Tyler was a tremendous individual, great friend and teammate, and he will be deeply missed. Our hearts go out to his family and friends,” said WSU’s interim athletic director John Johnson.

“Earlier tonight, the football team was brought together and informed of the tragedy. There, they were met by campus and department counseling and psychological services, including athletics’ on-staff clinical psychologist and a licensed mental health counselor, along with WSU Athletics medical team. The university will continue to coordinate and provide ongoing counseling care for all student-athletes as long as needed.”

Hilinski was slated to be the school’s starting quarterback next season. He most recently played in the team’s 42-17 Holiday Bowl loss to the Michigan State Spartans on December 28. He completed 38 of 50 passes for 272 yards, and threw for two touchdowns and one interception.

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