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Vol fans plan to participate in Gamecocks tradition for mental health awareness

Ryan Hilinski wears No. 3 in honor of his brother and fans hold up three fingers. / (WIS)
Ryan Hilinski wears No. 3 in honor of his brother and fans hold up three fingers. / (WIS)(WVLT)
Published: Oct. 26, 2019 at 9:34 AM EDT
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Vol nation will likely see South Carolina fans in Neyland Stadium holding up three fingers on the first play of the third quarter during Saturday's game. Now UT fans are learning just how special the gesture is and are asked to join in.

South Carolina's quarterback, Ryan Hilinski wears No. 3 in honor of his older brother who was found dead after he committed suicide last year. Tyler Hilinski was 21-years-old and a quarterback at Washington State.

Fans, players and coaches hold up three fingers on the first play of the third quarter during South Carolina games to pay tribute to No. 3 Tyler Hilinkski and the family's non-profit foundation,

The tradition was started by two South Carolina cheerleaders who also happen to be sisters.

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