Police in Pullman, Washington have confirmed the passing of Tyler Hilinski​, a member of the Washington State Cougars football team.


A 21-year-old redshirt sophomore quarterback, Hilinski was found late Tuesday afternoon in Pullman after an apparent suicide.

A native of Claremont, California, Hilinski chose Washington State as a member of the class of 2015. He made four appearances as a redshirt freshman and had eight more this season for the Cougars, closing out their year with a solid performance in their Holiday Bowl loss to Michigan State.


Of course, nobody was thinking much about box scores after hearing the tragic news. An outpouring of support and condolences has spread across social media this evening, with one message from Tyler's brother, Ryan, standing on its own. 

As the story developed, stories of what made Tyler so special trickled out, including this one after the Cougars beat Boise State in triple overtime, a game in which Tyler had three touchdowns. 

This is a tragic loss, and our deepest condolences are with the family and all those affected by this devastating news

RIP Tyler.