Remembering Tyler Hillinski, WSU Quarterback
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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.

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.

 

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He’s a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.

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Abraham DeWeese is an avid local sports fan and a “Man-About-Town” in the Seattle sports scene. He's a lifelong resident of the Seattle area, living in the beautiful Greenlake neighborhood.