You never know what someone is going through.
Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski, 21, only weeks removed from starting his first college game at the Holiday Bowl vs Michigan St. was tragically found dead in his apartment of a gunshot wound.
Authorities are saying it was self-inflicted.
Very sad news coming out of Pullman this evening: WSU QB Tyler Hilinski, who started the Holiday Bowl just three weeks ago, was found dead in his apartment of an apparent suicide. pic.twitter.com/uNM3SSxMfd
— NBC Sports Northwest (@NBCSNorthwest) January 17, 2018
WSU coach Mike Leach & athletic director John Johnson released official statements encouraging other students to seek help & guidence dealing with this tramautic event:
Statements from WSU coach Mike Leach and interim AD John Johnson about the death of Tyler Hilinski. pic.twitter.com/BdwIJ4FOd3
— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) January 17, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Hilinski’s family, teammates & fellow students.
Below, we’ve included the National Suicide Prevetion hotline number & info you can use yourself, or forward to someone who might be struggling and needs help:
NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE: 1-800-273-8255
Text: ‘CONNECT’ to 741741