Former Huskies football player Joe Jarzynka found dead on Washington river
FORKS, Wash. - Fan favorite University of Washington Huskies football player Joe Jarzynka was found dead Sunday morning while on a fishing trip.
According to the Clallam County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to the report of someone who had died on the Sol Duc River outside of Forks.
Deputies and a swift water rescue team found a pontoon boat stuck in a log jam about a mile from where the 45-year-old victim was located.
Family members told deputies that Jarzynka, of Tacoma, went to Forks to go fishing.
26 Sep 1998: Halfback Joe Jarzynka #21 of the Washington Huskies in action during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Cornhuskers defeated the Huskies 55-7. Mandatory Credit: Aubrey Washington /All
The Clallam County Coroner was notified, and an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.
Joseph Jarzynka was a standout player at UW from 1996-99.