Standout UA football player Tofflemire dies at 46

2011-09-28T09:32:00Z 2011-09-28T11:01:53Z Standout UA football player Tofflemire dies at 46Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
September 28, 2011 9:32 am  • 

Joe Tofflemire, a first-team All-Pac-10 center at Arizona in 1986, 1987 and 1988, died Tuesday in Post Falls, Idaho. He was 46.

He was found unconscious and unresponsive in his home, according to family reports on Facebook. He later died in a Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, hospital.

Tofflemire was the UA's 1988 football team's Most Valuable Player and the 1988 winner of thePac-10 Morris Award, emblematic of the league's top offensive lineman.

He was selected in the second round of the 1989 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks and played for that team from 1989-94.

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