TRAGIC NEWS: Famous Quarterback Found DEAD… This Is A MAJOR Loss For The Country

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America has awoken this morning to the tragic news that a famous quarterback was found dead in his apartment on Tuesday.

Details are slim about the suicide, but apparently the red shirt freshman quarterback for Michigan State, Tyler Hilinski, was found in his apartment after police conducted a welfare check at his home following his failure to show up for practice, and what a gruesome scene they found.

Pullman Police entered Hilinski’s residence and discovered the promising young quarterback with a bright future ahead of him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. Next to him was a rifle, and with the damage a rifle can do to humans, the scene could not have been pretty.

“We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Tyler’s passing,” Washington State head coach Mike Leach said in a statement. “He was an incredible young man and everyone who had the privilege of knowing him was better for it. The entire WSU community mourns as thoughts and prayers go out to his family.”

Fox News has more on the short, but commendable, career of Hilinski:

Hilinski, a redshirt sophomore, was set to take over the starting quarterback job next season for the departing Luke Falk. Hilinski started the team’s Holiday Bowl loss to Michigan State because Falk was unable to play due to a wrist injury.

Hilinski appeared in eight games during his sophomore season, throwing for 1,176 yards and seven touchdowns. His most memorable game came in the second week of the season when he led Washington State from a 21-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat Boise State 47-44 in triple overtime. Hilinski threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns coming off the bench.

His only start came in the bowl game against Michigan State, although he played extensively in a loss to Arizona.

Rest in peace, young man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends, family, and teammates of Tyler after suffering such a tragic loss.

A brief note from this writer:

Suicide is not a joke, it’s irreversible, and sometimes you have absolutely no warning when someone attempts to take their own lives. Please, take every threat, mention, or joke about doing so serious, and if you or anyone you know is struggling with personal issues that may lead to suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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