Remembering Tyler Hillinski, WSU Quarterback
There isn’t much to say or that I want to say as difficult and horrifying as this is, but earlier today Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hillinski was found dead of an apparent suicide. The 21 year old sophomore from Upland, CA, died of a (self-inflicted) gunshot wound to the head.
Rest In Peace to Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers, and never be afraid to ask who is hurting. pic.twitter.com/aNWmyaFPcG
— 12up (@12upSport) January 17, 2018
The backup to Luke Falk showed a lot of promise in limited action this season, including a win over Boise St and a 509 yard passing effort against Arizona.
Hillinski got a fair amount of work this season in place of an oft injured Luke Falk. Hillinski went 25-33 in a thrilling triple-overtime game against the Boise St Broncos in September, a game that would see the Cougars win 47-44. He would also get the start in the Holiday Bowl against Michigan St where he went 39-50 for 272 yards and 2 TDs.