Arizona Wildcats football player, Chandler grad Zach Hemmila's death a result of combination of meds

Posted at 3:20 PM, Sep 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 18:28:26-04

Arizona Wildcats offensive lineman and Chandler High School grad Zach Hemmila's death was a result of the combination of a painkiller and an anti-anxiety medication, according to the Pima County Medical Examiner.

Oxymorphone is a narcotic painkiller, while ziprozolam -- more commonly known as Xanax -- is used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.

Hemmila, a 22-year-old senior on UA's football team, died in his sleep in early August. His death was officially ruled accidental.

The Wildcats honored Hemmila before their first game of the season at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Sept. 3.