This is a sad day for Cougs across the state as news of a student athlete committing suicide has come out of Pullman.

Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski has been found dead.

Authorities are treating the death as a suicide.

Pullman Police say around 4:30 pm Tuesday, officers were sent to Hilinski's apartment to do a welfare check when he didn't show up for football practice.

Hilinksi, who was 21 years old, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

More on this story in the morning with Todd and Hendo.

Our thoughts are with all the Cougs hearing this tragic news and we send our love to his friends and family from everyone at Townsquare Media.