WSU community comes together to remember Hilinski

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Current and past WSU football players and coaches shared their condolences over social media to Tyler Hilinski, along with notable figures in the Pullman community.

Former WSU wide receiver River Cracraft:

My brother. I love you man #YoureInPeaceNow3

— River (@rivercracraft) January 17, 2018

WSU freshman quarterback John Bledsoe:

God, let Tyler find peace. Everyone please pray for the Hilinski family tonight. Heaven received a very special person.

— John Bledsoe (@johnbledsoe11) January 17, 2018

Former Cougar wide receiver Gabe Marks:

I love you Klink
I don’t think I can express what I’m feeling right now about the loss of my brother.
I love you #3

— Gabe Marks (@throwitupto9) January 17, 2018

Former WSU quarterback Ryan Leaf:

I’m so fucking angry, I can’t stop crying. Every human life is precious. All I wish is that I could’ve been in that apt in Pullman, looked that amazing young man in the eyes & said you’re loved Tyler! I’m just like you & I’ve been here & there is hope, hugged him & never let go.

— Ryan D Leaf (@RyanDLeaf) January 17, 2018

WSU strength and conditioning coach Jason Loscalzo:

For I am convinced that neither death nor life neither angels nor demons neither the present nor the future nor any powers neither height nor depth nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord
Rom8:38-39 #RIP3

— Jason Loscalzo (@jason_loscalzo) January 17, 2018

WSU redshirt senior linebacker Nate DeRider:

Rest In Peace Klink. You were such a fun, loving guy and made everyone laugh around you. Thought & Prayers to the Hilinski family. #RIP3

— Nate DeRider (@natederider) January 17, 2018

WSU inside linebackers coach Ken Wilson:

I am broken tonight, trying to find the words. I love you and will miss you my son. You brightened the lives of everyone around you! You brought more joy to this earth than you will ever know! May you Rest In Peace! #Ty3

— CoachKen Wilson WSU! (@CoachKWils) January 17, 2018

Former Cougar quarterback Jason Gesser:

Please… all @WSUCougars come together for the Hilinski family and the @wsucougfb family. They will need more than thoughts and prayers. They and everyone connected to this will need love and support for the rest of their lives. 🙏🏼 #RIP3 Love you always brother

— Jason Gesser (@jasongesser) January 17, 2018

WSU special teams coach Eric Mele:

Love you #3
Go with God brother
Prayers for the Hilinski family

WSU 24-Hour Line: 509-334-1133

WSU Counseling & Psych Services
(CAPS) 509-335-4511

— Eric Mele (@CoachMeleWSU) January 17, 2018

Former WSU wide receiver Isaiah Johnson-Mack:

What a great human being, one of the nicest people I knew. I’m so shook up by the situation. Love you forever bro. #RIP3 ❤️

— Isaiah Johnson-Mack (@ijohnsonmack9) January 17, 2018

WSU first lady Noel Schulz:

My heart aches for the Hilinski family, @wsucougfb family & other friends of Tyler #RIP3. #CougFamily is strong in these challenging times. Strong means helping each other & strong means reaching out for help when YOU need it. #BeSafeCougs

— Noel Schulz (@WSU_Noel_Schulz) January 17, 2018

ASWSU President Jordan Frost

My deepest condolences and prayers go to the Hilinski family. May God give them peace and restoration in this time. Cougs, if you or someone you know is impacted by this loss please reach out to our 24 hour counseling line 509-334-1133.

— Jordan Frost (@ASWSU_Pres) January 17, 2018

WSU Sigma Nu

We are deeply saddened for the loss of a coug. Prayers go out to friends and family. Never forget you are loved. We will miss you deeply #3

— WSU Sigma Nu (@Wazzu_Sigma_Nu) January 17, 2018