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McCaffrey’s father, former Denver Broncos wide receiver and current first-year Northern Colorado head coach Ed McCaffrey, also was shaken by Hoffpauir’s death. He recently hired Hoffpauir as a defensive backs coach.
I am devastated by the loss of Zach Hoffpauir, a friend to me and my family since his playing days with Christian at Stanford. He was like a brother to our boys and recently found his calling as our safeties coach… https://t.co/eNYbQB30fv
— Ed McCaffrey (@87ed) May 15, 2020
At Stanford, Hoffpauir played safety in football and was a star baseball player.
He left school in 2015 after being selected by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 22nd round of the MLB draft. 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.
Injuries ultimately forced him to retire from playing either sport.
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