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                  === Minnesota LB Gary Tinsley dies at 22 ===
 
 Minneapolis,  MN (Sports  Network) -  Minnesota linebacker  Gary Tinsley  died
 Friday  morning after  being found  unresponsive in  his dorm  room, the  Star
 Tribune reported.
 
 Tinsley was 22.
 
 "It's a very, very sad day for our football program," said Golden Gophers head
 coach Jerry Kill. "All our hearts - from our program to our administration and
 certainly  our players -  go out to Gary's family. They're a long way away and
 headed this direction and I couldn't imagine. Our prayers are out to them."
 
 The cause of death is not yet known, but there was no indication of foul play.
 
 The  news of Tinsley's passing was especially shocking for Gophers quarterback
 MarQueis Gray.
 
 "It's  just weird how things work. Last night, we were just texting each other
 and today he's gone," Gray said.
 
 A  Jacksonville,  Florida, native, Tinsley  started all 12 games for Minnesota
 during  his  senior season  in 2011  and finished  second on  the team with 87
 tackles.
 
 
 
 04/06 16:46:37 ET