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Draft Scout Tyler Hilinski News
06/26/18 - QB Tyler Hilinski showed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in his brain, an autopsy performed after his January suicide reveaved according to his parents. Mark and Kym Hilinski said Tuesday on NBC's "Today" that the Mayo Clinic conducted the autopsy on their son, who was found dead in his residence Jan. 16. He was 21. Police said the younger Hilinski shot himself in the head with a rifle that belonged to a former teammate. The autopsy findings showed Stage 1 CTE, the lowest level of the disease.
01/23/18 - QB Tyler Hilinski used a gun belonging to a former teammate to kill himself, according to the Pullman (Wash.) Police Department. Police did not identify the owner of the rifle. Hilinski died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on Jan. 16, the Whitman County Coroner's Office said. "It appears Hilinski took the rifle without the teammate's knowledge, on or before Friday, January 12," Pullman Police Chief Gary Jenkins said in a statement.
01/17/18 - Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 21-year-old Hilinski was discovered in his apartment after he didn't show up for practice Tuesday. A rifle "was recovered next to Hilinski and a suicide note was found," according to the Pullman Police Department. Hilinski was the presumptive starting quarterback going into next season. He started Washington State's Holiday Bowl loss to Michigan State after Luke Falk was unable to play due to a wrist injury. Washington State president Kirk Schulz tweeted, "Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hilinski family."
Hilinski appeared in eight games during his sophomore season, throwing for 1,176 yards and seven touchdowns. His most memorable outing 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. Former Washington State linebackers coach Roy Manning, who recently left for a position at UCLA, tweeted , "Words can't describe what I'm feeling right now. My heart is beyond saddened. Please pray for the family and all of us affected!" Hilinski is from Claremont, California, and went to high school at nearby Upland. He arrived on campus in 2015 and redshirted before appearing in four games in 2016. - AP College Football
09/10/17 - Jamal Morrow put on a move, ran full speed and leaped into the end zone to cap off an impressive comeback. No. 20 Washington State erased a 21-point deficit with 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter and used three overtimes to beat Boise State 47-44 on Saturday night at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Wash. The Cougars move to 2-0 for the first time under Mike Leach and the first time since 2011. On a night that started with Luke Falk becoming Washington State's career passing leader, it ended with Tyler Hilinksi presumably presenting Cougars' fans with a glimpse of the future. The sophomore quarterback took over in the fourth quarter and tossed 240 yards and three touchdowns to lead the improbable comeback -- one that was highly unlikely. "You don't stop until the clock says zero," Washington State coach Mike Leach said afterward. Hoggarth converted a 36-yard field goal in the third overtime period to put Boise State up 44-41. Gerard Wicks slid into the end zone from 1 yard out to put the Cougars ahead 41-34 in the second overtime before graduate transfer Montell Cozart connected with Cedric Wilson for the second time, this time a 15-yard strike to send things to a third overtime at 41-41. Washington State's Erik Powell and Boise State's Haden Hoggarth traded short field goals in the first overtime. - The Sports Xchange