Minnesota Gopher senior linebacker Gary Tinsley was found dead in his dorm Friday morning, university officials said. He was 22.
He was found at Roy Wilkins Hall in Minneapolis, and an initial report shows no foul play was involved. University Police Chief Greg Hestness said they are not aware of any medical conditions that could have factored into the death.
Tinsley was found in his bed after one of his roommates noticed his alarm clock was sounding and not being turned off. He found Tinsley not breathing.
He was pronounced dead at the scene around 8:15 a.m., Hestness said.
"We lost one of ours today in Gary Tinsley, who I know is in a good place," said head coach Jerry Kill.
Police are approaching the death suspiciously because "the death of a young athlete is out of the ordinary," Hestness said.