Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski found dead in apartment

SPOKANE, Wash. - Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment Tuesday from an apparent suicide. He was 21.

The redshirt-sophomore quarterback was found dead at the Aspen Village Apartment complex in Pullman around 4:30 p.m. after officers responded to a welfare check when he didn't show up to practice earlier in the day. A suicide note was found in the apartment.

Pullman Police detectives and the Whitman County Coroner's Office are conducting a thorough investigation to confirm the suspected cause and manner of death. 

Hiliniski appeared in eight games and made one start for Washington State in 2017. In that start - the Holiday Bowl - Hilinski was 39-for-50 for 272 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception.

The Claremont, Calif. native arrived on campus in the spring of 2015 and was Luke Falk's backup for the 2016 and 2017 seasons. He was heavily favored to be named the starting quarterback for the 2018 season.

The National Suicide Hotline provides free, 24/7 confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. Please call 1-800-273-8255 if you're feeling suicidal.