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Tyler Hilinski's Younger Brother Posts Heartbreaking Tribute On Twitter

Tyler Hilinski tosses a pass.

SAN DIEGO, CA - DECEMBER 28: Tyler Hilinski #3 of the Washington State Cougars passes the ball against the Michigan State Spartans during the first half of the SDCCU Holiday Bowl at SDCCU Stadium on December 28, 2017 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Ryan Hilinski remembered his brother.

Earlier this week the college football world was rocked by the death of Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski. He was the expected starter for the Cougars in 2018.

Hilinski was found dead from an apparent suicide on Tuesday afternoon. On Thurday, the Whitman County Coroner's office officially ruled on Hilinski's death.

The coroner confirmed the manner of death as suicide. Police were called to his apartment complex after he didn't show up for practice on Tuesday.

After entering the premises, police said Hilinski died from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. He was found with a rifle. A suicide note was also present.

On Saturday afternoon Tyler's younger brother remembered the Cougars quarterback. Ryan Hilinski took to Twitter with a heartbreaking remembrance of his older brother.

With a picture of them as young children, Ryan wrote at length about the kind of man Tyler was. He had a message for his brother as well: "Tyler, brother, I love you. You take care of business up there and I’ll handle it all down here. See you when I see you big bro!"

Here was his message:

Tyler Hilinski will live on forever. My big brother will live on. He was a brother, a son, a ball player, and an excellent student. He was so many great thing. He loved playing video games with his friends and brothers late at night. He loved smiling and going to practice. He loved everyone. There are so many questions unanswered and right now we can only look to our God above for answers. Words cannot describe the pain being felt throughout my family. From what I know there wasn't a soul that didn't love Tyler. He was also the first soul that didn't love Tyler.

He was also the first one on the field getting everyone hyped up for practice or the first one to be there when someone was hurting. The amount of support my family and I have received throughout this whole time has been more than expected. We will all get through this together. One day at a time. Tyler, brother, I love you man. I'm going to continue to give my 110% every single day to make you proud and help you smile.

Kelly and I will take care of mom and dad for you so you don't have to worry about that. Keep killing it up there for me and I'll take care of business down here and see you when I see you! #TylerStrong"

Here is the full post.

Hilinski started for the Cougars at quarterback in the team's bowl game against Michigan State. He was expected to lead Washington State onto the field next season as well.

Our thoughts are with the Hilinski family during this time.