Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski has been found dead in an apparent suicide, according to Pullman, Washington, police.
“Hilinski, 21, had just finished his redshirt sophomore season in Pullman, where he was the Cougars’ backup quarterback. He was a three-star recruit in the class of 2015, when the 247Sports Composite ranked him as the country’s No. 24 pro-style passer.
He developed as a player over the years. He took a redshirt in 2015, his first season on campus, then appeared in four games the next year and eight in 2017. He had just made his first career start in a Holiday Bowl loss to Michigan State, Dec. 28 in San Diego. He threw for 272 yards and two touchdowns that night and was likely to challenge for Washington State’s starting quarterback role in 2018.”