Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski was found dead inside his apartment Tuesday of a suspected suicide, Pullman (Washington) police department announced Tuesday night.

Police went to check on Hilinski after they were notified that he didn’t show up for practice earlier in the day. Officers said they found Hilinski dead in the apartment with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. Authorities said a rifle was found next to his body, along with a suicide note.

Hilinski, from Claremont, California, just finished his redshirt sophomore season as the primary backup QB. He threw for 1,176 yards, seven TDs and seven INTs in 2017. Hilinski made his first career start in a Holiday Bowl loss against Michigan State on December 28. He threw for 272 yards and two TDs.

He was a 3-star prospect in the class of 2015, according to 247Sports Composite. He was ranked as the nation’s No. 24 pro-style passer.