Vigil for WSU football player set for Friday


When news broke that Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment in an apparent suicide, Bledsoe was one of many to share his thoughts on the sad news.

Police in Pullman said they were called to an apartment Tuesday afternoon to check on Hilinski. According to the tweet, those who attend can sign cards that will be sent to Hilinski's family.

Hilinski was the second-string quarterback for WSU and was expected to be the starter for the 2018-2019 season. Hilinski struggled in his first start, leading his team to four punts in WSU's first five possessions.

WSU coach Mike Leach said this in a WSU news release: "We are deeply saddened to hear the news of Tyler's passing".

Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. "There, they were met by campus and department counseling and psychological services, including athletics" on-staff clinical psychologist and a licensed mental health counselor, along with WSU Athletics medical team. Hilinski also started in the Holiday Bowl on December 28 against Michigan State, throwing for 272 yards and two touchdowns.

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On Wednesday 17th January 2018, Washington State was planned to present Pat Chun as its new athletic executive, but that news gathering has been deferred. He appeared in eight games this season, including the Holiday Bowl.

"Please keep my family in your prayers tonight", Hilinski's younger brother Ryan said on Twitter.

Washington State's players took to social media in reaction to Hilinski's death. ASWSU will provide candles for the first 4,000 people, feel free to bring your own.

Hilinski is from Claremont, Calif, and went to high school at nearby Upland.