Gary Tinsley, 22, a senior linebacker for the Minnesota Gopher football team, was found dead by his roommate early Friday morning in his room in Roy Wilkins Hall, the Minnesota Daily reported.
University of Minnesota Police Chief Greg Hestness said that it is being treated as a suspicious death, though so far there is no evidence of drug or alcohol use on Tinsley's part, nor is there any evidence of foul play, the Minnesota Daily reported.
Tinsley was due to graduate in May with a Business and Marketing Education Degree, the Minnesota Daily reported.
MarQueis Gray, quarter back for the Gophers and friend of Tinsley's, said in a statement to ESPN, "It's just weird how things work. Last night, we were just texting each other and today he's gone".