There is still no word on Shaver's exact cause of death.
"Zach was a great young man, and I enjoyed watching him grow up over the years," said head coach Cary Fowler, on Tarleton.edu. "This is a very difficult time for the Shaver family and the Texan football family. Zach was a great person and teammate, and he was a pleasure to coach. We ask that everyone pray for his friends and family to help them through this difficult situation."
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Fowler was previously the defensive coordinator at Midwestern State in Wichita Falls and knew the Fowler family well. Shaver, a red-shirt freshman from Wichita Falls who played for Rider High School, joined the team last fall as a defensive lineman.
Shaver is survived by his parents, Robbie and Jennifer and his sister Emily. Funeral arrangements are pending.