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Official: Minnesota linebacker Tinsley dead at 22

CBSSports.com wire reports

MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota is confirming the death of 22-year-old linebacker Gary Tinsley.

Team spokesman Andy Seeley says that Tinsley was found unresponsive Friday morning in his apartment at Roy Wilkins Hall on the Minneapolis campus. He was pronounced dead at the scene. University spokesman Chuck Tombarge says there's no indication of foul play.

Tinsley, who was from Jacksonville, Fla., completed his eligibility at the end of the 2011 season. He played in 44 games during his Gopher career. He was No. 2 in total tackles with 87 stops last season. He compiled 198 total tackles over his career.

The athletic department scheduled a Friday afternoon news conference with coach Jerry Kill, senior quarterback MarQueis Gray and university Police Chief Greg Hestness.

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