staff, April 6, 2012

Minnesota linebacker Gary Tinsley was found dead in his campus apartment Friday morning, university officials said. He was 22. Tinsley was found unresponsive in his apartment at Roy Wilkins Hall on the Minneapolis campus, according to the university police chief. Tinsley completed his eligibility at the end of the 2011 season. He lettered all four years and started every game over his final two seasons with the team. He was No. 2 in total tackles with 87 last season and finished with 198 total tackles for his career.

Read the full AP story here. Coach Jerry Kill released a statement that read in part: "It's a very, very sad day for our football program and for our young men. We lost one of ours today in Gary Tinsley, who I know is in a good place." Read the full story on!/goldengopherqb5/status/188335467551391744!/KyleTheret/status/188349820375801856!/McknightWR6/status/188347601970659328!/AE_Maxwell/status/188634977720741889!/DaveBrandonAD/status/188378531783380992