He bought himself a snub-nosed football shoe in the ninth grade to further his ambitions as a kicker. So, instantly — and forever...

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He bought himself a snub-nosed football shoe in the ninth grade to further his ambitions as a kicker. So, instantly — and forever — Joe Tofflemire was known as “Toe.”

But he grew into a complete player — one of the most honored college linemen in Pac-10 history, a second-round NFL draft pick — and, to his family and friends, a complete inspiration.

Tofflemire, 46, died Tuesday in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, after being found unconscious and unresponsive in his Post Falls home.The former Seattle Seahawks center was 46.

Tofflemire was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection at center as a freshman at Arizona, and a three-time first-team selection. He won the Morris Trophy as a senior as the league’s outstanding offensive lineman.

The Seahawks made him the 44th selection in the 1989 draft. His injury-plagued NFL career lasted until 1995.

Tofflemire returned to Post Falls five years ago after the death of his father, John, to help care for his mother, Anna.

Soccer

Tyler Schultz converted a penalty kick in the 85th minute, lifting Seattle Pacific (6-1-1, 3-0 Great Northwest Athletic Conference) to its sixth straight men’s soccer win, 1-0 over host Western Washington (3-4, 2-2).

Doug Whitney scored the tiebreaking goal in the 65th minute as Northwest University of Kirkland upset 11th-ranked Concordia 2-1 in a men’s game in Kirkland. Carlos Portillo also scored for the Eagles (5-1-3, 4-0-1). Concordia (8-1, 4-1) lost for the first time.

Golf

Jim McNelis of Gig Harbor shot a 2-under 70 and will take a 1-stroke lead into the final round of the WSGA Senior Men’s Amateur at Bellingham Golf & Country Club. In the Super Senior Men’s Amateur, Ron Peterson of Coquitlam, B.C., leads by five strokes over Mick Remington of Sammamish.

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