After their son Tyler’s suicide in January, the Hilinski family searches for answers and grapples with an impossible decision.
Hilinski's teammates and coaches expressed their heartbreak after hearing of his passing.
Fans held up three fings in honor of the jersey number for late Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski, the brother of South Carolina QB Ryan Hilinski.
In the five months since Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski’s suicide, his family has tried to untangle the reasons he shot himself. During that harrowing journey they've honored their son and brother through a foundation, work in medicine, and by continuing to play his high-stakes position—while wrestling with frightening questions about mental health and the game they love.
Tyler Hilinski's family has worked hard to find out strong of a role the Washington State quarterback's CTE had in his suicide.
The co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation reacts to SI's story on Tyler Hilinski and the reveal that the QB who committed suicide in January had Stage I CTE.