WSU quarterback Hilinski found dead in apartment

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A statement from police says Pullman, Wash. officers were called to check on the welfare of Hilinski after he failed to show up to practice.

Tyler Hilinski, a redshirt sophomore quarterback on the Washington State football team, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head in his apartment Tuesday night, according to Pullman police.

Washington State University will announce its new athletic director at a news conference at 11 a.m. Wednesday, the school said in a news release Tuesday afternoon. He was 21-years-old.

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Hilinski was the second-string quarterback for WSU and was expected to be the starter for the 2018-2019 season. "He was an incredible young man and everyone who had the privilege of knowing him was better for it". He played quarterback in WSU's final game this season, the Holiday Bowl, as Falk was injured. Tyler was a tremendous individual, great friend and teammate, and he will be deeply missed. He threw for 1,176 yards, seven TDs and seven INTs in 2017.

"Please keep my family in your prayers tonight", he wrote. "Love you man", defensive back Skyler Thomas wrote on Twitter.

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