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Joe Tofflemire Dead: Former Seahawks Center Dies At 46

09/29/11 05:21 AM ET   AP

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Former Seattle Seahawks center Joe Tofflemire has died of heart failure, according to his brother Paul Tofflemire. He was 46.

Tofflemire was the Seahawks second-round pick in the 1989 draft. His injury-plagued career lasted until 1995. His 33 appearances were concentrated mostly in 1990 and 1992.

Joe Tofflemire played in college at the University of Arizona, where his brother Paul followed, giving the Wildcats a Tofflemire starting at center for seven years.

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