Found out today that Christian Lopez, who I was lucky enough to coach for 4 years at Marana High School, passed away. He was one of the most deserving captains I’ve ever had. He was ferocious on the field, but most importantly, he was an incredible person. I’ll miss you. RIP. pic.twitter.com/wHdzfSNBSe
— Andy Litten (@litten_andy) January 6, 2022
Former Marana lineman Christian Lopez passed away on Tuesday according to his family. Lopez, who was 24 years old, suffered from Glioblastoma (brain cancer).
Lopez (6-2, 270) was listed as an offensive lineman for the University of Arizona in 2015 and 2016. Lopez played for former Marana head coach Andy Litten and was recruited to Arizona by Rich Rodriguez’s staff as a preferred walk-on.