FOX 9 has confirmed Gary Tinsley passed away at Roy Wilkins Hall on the U of M campus. Tinsley was a linebacker for Gophers football team.— Seth Kaplan (@Seth_Kaplan) April 6, 2012
Outgoing Senior LB Gary Tinsley, who was one of the leaders of a young Gophers defense, was apparently found dead in his dorm room on the U of M campus earlier today. This is a sad day for the Gophers, the B1G, and college football. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gophers and the Tinsley family.