Sports world mourns Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski

Brandon Parsons
January 20, 2018

The Whitman County coroner has ruled that Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Washington State president Kirk Schulz tweeted, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hilinski family".

"We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Tyler's passing", Leach's statement said, via KXLY's Aaron Polevoi. Everyone who got chance to knowing him was better for it.

In Hilinski's first crack at collegiate action this season, he posted an incredible stat line with 240 yards passing and three touchdowns in a come from behind win over Boise State 47-44. He appeared in eight games in 2017, including starting the Holiday Bowl against Michigan State. He threw for 1,176 yards seven touchdowns.

"Trudi and I are holding Tyler Hilinski's family, friends and the WSU community in our hearts today".

The interim Director of Athletics John Johnson released a statement as well stating that the team was brought together to inform them 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.

Students lay flowers and balloons at the base of Washington State University's cougar statue Wednesday in rememberance of Tyler Hillinski.

UCLA player Josh Woods, who played with Hilinski at Upland High School in California, said: 'I feel so sick right now and wish I would have stayed closer to you after high school.

OR athletic director Rob Mullens will be the chairman of the College Football Playoff selection committee, starting next season.

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