Falk is paying tribute to Hilinski, who passed away, in his next outing. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Washington State quarterback Luke Falk will be taking part in the Senior Bowl next weekend, but he will not be wearing the jersey number he has worn with the Cougars all year. Instead, Falk has chosen to honor his late teammate Tyler Hilinski.

Falk has announced that he will wear No. 3 as a tribute to Hilinski, a Wazzu quarterback who took his own life earlier this month.

After news surfaced that Hilinski had committed suicide, Falk shared a heartfelt message about how close he was with Hilinski:

Hilinkski’s death shocked the Washington State community. He was 21.

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