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Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski died Tuesday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Officers were called to check on Hilinski after he failed to show up to practice. Officers found the redshirt sophomore at his apartment deceased with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. A suicide note was recovered from the scene, but details on its content were not released.
Hilinski was in line to be Washington State's starting quarterback in 2018. He appeared in eight games this past season, starting the Holiday Bowl in place of Luke Falk.
The 21-year-old Hilinski passed for 1,176 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions this past season. He led a comeback victory over Boise State by going 25 of 33 for 240 yards with three touchdowns, including the game-winner in triple overtime.
“We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Tyler’s passing," head coach Mike Leach said in a statement. "He was an incredible young man and everyone who had the privilege of knowing him was better for it. The entire WSU community mourns as thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”
Rivals.com listed Hilinski as the 10th-best pro style QB in the nation coming out of Upland High Shool in Upland, Calif.
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