Ronda Tinsley, the mother of the late Gary Tinsley, will accept her son's bachelor's degree during the University of Minnesota's graduation commencement on Thursday. The former Gophers' linebacker died of an enlarged heart last month.
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Tinsley's parents accept son's diploma
As expected, the parents of the late Gary Tinsley walked through the U of M's graduation commencement ceremony and accepted their son's bachelor's degree. Ronda Evans, his mother and Gary Tinsley Sr., his father accepted the diploma. Head coach Jerry Kill joined Tinsley's parents at the ceremony.
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The Gophers returned to practice Tuesday for the first time since losing their teammate Gary Tinsley last Friday. Senior linebacker Mike Rallis says the best way he can honor Tinsley is by "bringing it and living it to the fullest every day." Head coach Jerry Kill says he's "very comfortable knowing Gary's got a tremendous seat in the best house."
Medical examiner: enlarged heart caused Gophers' Tinsley to die of natural causes
22-year-old U of M football star Gary Tinsley was found dead in his dorm this month. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner reports he died of natural causes brought on by an enlarged heart. Tinsley was on track to earn his degree in May.
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Senior Gopher football player Gary Tinsley was found dead today in a campus dorm room. Fox 9 News reports a U of M source confirms Tinsley was discovered unresponsive and responders were unable to revive him. Officials say there was no sign of foul play. The university and Hennepin County officials are investigating the cause of the 22-year-old's death.
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