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Morning links: Luke Falk honoring Tyler Hilinski at Senior Bowl; a bowl cut for Kyle Van Noy

Former Logan High and Washington State quarterback Luke Falk will be participating in the Senior Bowl this Saturday, and he is using the game to honor one of his former Washington State teammates.

Last Tuesday afternoon, Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The coroner ruled the death a suicide, according to The Washington Post.

Patrick Woo, the scouting coordinator and director of football operations for the Senior Bowl, reported that Falk is switching from wearing No. 4 at the Senior Bowl to No. 3 to honor Hilinski. Falk wore No. 4 at Washington State, while Hilinski wore No. 3.

Falk shared a message through the Washington State football Twitter profile regarding Hilinski.

In part, it read, “Tyler had a constant drive for perfection that should encourage us to fulfill our dreams. I hope that we can use each day to show those who are closest to us how much we care about them, and treat others with the kindness and respect that we wish for ourselves. We pray that Tyler and his family realize all the great things he accomplished in his time with us.”

A Super Bowl cut for Kyle Van Noy

This year, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been sharing illustrations of fake front pages via social media called the “TB Times,” and his comic after the Patriots beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-20 in the AFC championship game involved a former BYU Cougar.

With the win, New England moved on to Super Bowl LII, where it will play the Philadelphia Eagles on Feb. 4. With that in mind, the illustration shows Brady and several other teammates, including former BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy, sporting bowl cuts.

Van Noy shared the illustration on social media, declaring on Twitter, “Bowl Cutzzz for everybody!!!”

Van Noy tied for the team lead with nine tackles in the Patriots' win over the Jaguars and added a sack and forced fumble on a play during Jacksonville's final drive that helped New England stop the Jaguars' last scoring attempt.

Other links

Fixing the Chiefs in five steps: a self-help guide for a chronically underachieving franchise (The Kansas City Star)

2018 NFL free agents: Where does Detroit Lions' Ziggy Ansah rank? (The Detroit Free Press)

And finally …

While the Eagles advanced to the Super Bowl with their 38-7 blitzing of the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday’s NFC championship game, the day didn't go quite as planned for one Eagles fan. A video began circulating on Twitter Sunday night showing a man wearing a Brian Dawkins jersey trying to chase down a departing subway train, only to run into a pole at the station.