DB Zach Hoffpauir returns to Stanford after baseball career

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Defensive back Zach Hoffpauir will rejoin the Stanford football team after leaving to try a professional baseball career.

Stanford says Hoffpauir will return Tuesday for the start of the second half of spring practice. He has one year of eligibility left and wants to get his degree at Stanford.

Hoffpauir played 40 games over three seasons with the Cardinal, helping the team win two Pac-12 titles.

He was drafted in the 22nd round of the baseball draft last year by Arizona and spent last summer in the low levels of the minors where he batted .258 with three homers and seven RBIs in 17 games.

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