Medical examiners will perform an autopsy on his body, and the family donated his brain to Boston University for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) research. I took some time and talk and talked to some people, and ended up thinking that football wasn’t worth it. Our thoughts and love are with Zach’s family and friends. At Stanford, Hoffpauir played safety in football and was a star baseball player. Christian McCaffrey's father, Ed McCaffrey, a former NFL wide-out and now a football coach at the University of Northern Colorado, also shared a post on Instagram on Hoffpauir's death. did not give a reason for his son’s death to the Arizona Republic. Hoffpauir was good friends with former Stanford running back and current Carolina Panthers star Christian McCaffrey. We are heartbroken for the tragic loss of our brother, Zach Hoffpauir, gone far too soon. 646 overall) of the 2015 MLB Draft by his home state Arizona Diamondbacks. He taught me how to enjoy life. Rest In Peace, Hoff pic.twitter.com/lAEXjLRv4S, Life is not just about what you accomplish. Doug Hoffpauir said in the days after his son’s death that he was certain Zach did not die by suicide. Hug your loved ones extra today. He hit .258 with 3 home runs in 62 at-bats in Class A ball that summer, then returned to Stanford to resume his football career in 2016. No one knew what was happening inside his head. Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports. He was hired in April to coach safeties at the University of Northern Colorado. I'll cherish all the memories we had bro. 4 national seed Indiana to advance to the Super Regionals. He was a true friend and a great brother to anyone he knew. The report also said Hoffpauir's blood tested positive for fentanyl. He was born to Shannon Hoffpauir, Doug Hoffpauir, According to AZCentral, Hoffpauir was staying with his dad in Arizona during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. @AzizShittu ??? Zach showed me the way when I got to college. His father Doug did not give a reason for his son’s death to the Arizona Republic. His father Doug did not give a reason for his son’s death to the Arizona Republic. ", McCaffrey family hit hard by Hoffpauir's death, Source: AB's deal with Bucs maxes out at $2.5M, Sources: Thomas in jeopardy of missing Week 8, Sources: Jags RB Armstead still battling virus, Falcons won't trade Ryan or Julio, sources say, Falcons, Lions make MLK their honorary captain, NFL fines Titans $350K for COVID-19 violations, Giants aware of video of maskless Jones, Barkley, Guide to every Week 7 NFL game: Picks, matchup nuggets, more. In a podcast interview, Hoffpauir discussed how he overcame mental health issues. He was pronounced dead at the scene. But the medical examiner hasn't yet released a cause of death. He was a true friend and a great brother to anyone he knew. He told the site he worried about concussions, saying, “I didn’t want to risk my health. 1 hype man, The Vikings haven't given up on 2020, but focus points to 2021, Bucs adding Antonio Brown all about maximizing Tom Brady's window, Can the NFL avoid a COVID-19 'forest fire'? McCaffrey, 23, on Friday posted a picture of Hoffpauir on Instagram with the message, "Yesterday, Heaven gained an angel, and I lost one of my best friends in the world. He recorded 99 total tackles and had nine passes defensed in his career. PEORIA, Ariz. — Former Centennial football and baseball star Zach Hoffpauir, who went on to play both sports at Stanford before being drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks, has died at the age of 26, according to multiple social media posts. He was a true friend and a great brother to anyone he knew. We always talked about living simply when we got older: Hunting, fishing, riding bulls, RVing across the country with @beaukitson (One day we'll do that). Hoffpauir was with his father, Doug, in Arizona during the coronavirus pandemic. pic.twitter.com/GuELVAcPYx. The race for the White House is bringing star power to battleground Arizona, Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond Confederate statues, White House chief of staff says 'we're not going to control the pandemic', Arizona State grad transfer Romello White signs with Ole Miss, NFL players DeAndre Baker, Quinton Dunbar accused of armed robbery in Florida, Arizona Coyotes, President and CEO Ahron Cohen part ways, ASU athlete shares battle with mental illness, Gov. Rest In Peace, Hoff pic.twitter.com/lAEXjLRv4S, — Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) May 15, 2020. "I didn't even love sports that much, but I felt like that's what I was supposed to do. Our prayers are with the Hoffpauir family, though Zach you are always with us.”, UNC Bears Football wrote, “Our hearts are heavy with the tragic news of Coach Zach Hoffpauir. The news hit Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey and his family hard. Hoffpauir was on the 2012, 2013 and 2015 Pac 12 Championship football teams that went on to win the Rose Bowl in 2012 and 2015. He spent the 2015 football season playing minor league baseball after he was drafted in the 22nd round of the 2015 MLB draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Family. Hoffpauir also talked about being a multi-sport athlete and went through his sports career’s progression. , Also if you decide to coach make sure your best friend is on staff.. you won’t regret it #weresobaa, A post shared by Zach Hoffpauir (@zachhoff10) on Dec 16, 2019 at 1:48pm PST. I believe life is about how you influence others. The athletic standout’s father, Doug Hoffpauir, also confirmed his son’s death to AZCentral, which called Zach Hoffpauir one of the greatest athletes in Arizona high school history. He also helped the baseball team reach the NCAA Super Regionals in 2014. Zach Hoffpauir played safety at Stanford and was a baseball player, drafted by the D-backs in 2015. Former Stanford teammate and now NFL star for the Carolina Panthers Christian McCaffrey put out an emotional post on Instagram honoring his friend. We always talked about living simply when we got older: Hunting, fishing, riding bulls, RVing across the country with @beaukitson (One day we’ll do that). DeadDeath learned about the death on May 15, 2020 — Friends and families of the deceased are broken by the passing of their beloved one. A multisport athlete through high school and college, Hoffpauir played both baseball and football at Stanford. Stanford tweeted a tribute to Hoffpauir Friday morning. Like a modern-day Jim Thorpe or local Bo Jackson, Hoffpauir refused to stick to one sport: After graduating from Centennial High School, he excelled in baseball and football at Stanford University. He was 26. Maricopa County entry on Zach Hoffpauir’s death. He left school in 2015 after being selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 22nd round of the MLB draft. What did he consider the key to hitting? Hoffpauir was with his father, Doug, in Arizona during the coronavirus pandemic. He taught me how to not give a fuck about what people think about me, and to do it my way. “Excited for this opportunity with @unc_bearsfb time for a culture change ,” he wrote on Instagram on April 7. His dad told the newspaper that Zach’s death was “hard because he loved coaching. "Yesterday Heaven gained an angel, and I lost one of my best friends in the world. Zach Hoffpauir, a two-sport standout at Stanford who earned All-Pac 12 honors as a safety in football and played two seasons in the Arizona Diamondbacks’ minor league system, has died at … Rays’ Snell says restarting isn't 'worth it' without full pay, Iole: Don't buy into the Mike Tyson comeback talk, McGregor, White offer support to Nurmagomedov, Retired star could top MLB's salary list for 2020, Like us on Facebook to see similar stories, 'Got 'em': Nest of 'murder hornets' taken down in Washington state to protect honeybees. Excited for this opportunity with @unc_bearsfb time for a culture change , A post shared by Zach Hoffpauir (@zachhoff10) on Apr 7, 2020 at 9:09pm PDT. Former Stanford multi-sport start Zach Hoffpauir died on Thursday morning. Christian McCaffrey was his best friend. Hoffpauir was drafted in the 22nd round (No. Our data provider is having technical issues, live scoring and stats are impacted. After playing baseball for a season he returned for his senior football season in 2016 before he medically retired due to injuries. If you are in need of immediate help, you can call 911 or reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or chat with someone online. His last tweet came on May 10. According to AZCentral, Hoffpauir was staying with his dad in Arizona during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis.
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