The family of Tyler Hilinski attended senior day at Washington State on Saturday.
In a video posted on Twitter by Jessamyn McIntyre, Tyler’s family was greeted by his former teammates as the senior class walked out. (RELATED: Watch ESPN College GameDay Special On Ryan Hilinski And His Family)
— Jessamyn McIntyre (@JessamynMcIntyr) November 24, 2019
This is an incredibly touching moment, and it’s a great gesture from the Cougars. The death of Tyler Hilinski sent shockwaves through the sport of college football.
One moment, Hilinski appeared to be the rising face of WSU football and he then he killed himself. It was incredibly unexpected and tragic.
It just goes to show that you sometimes just can’t know what is going on in a person’s head.
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Having said that, his death has raised a ton of awareness about suicide and mental health. His younger brother Ryan is now the starting quarterback at South Carolina, and he’s used his gigantic platform to shine a light on the issues that impacted his brother.
Hopefully, Tyler’s tragic death can serve to save some lives down the road. His family has been dedicated to honoring their lost son and brother, and it’s been great to see.
Props to WSU for having his family in the house on Saturday.