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Joe Jarzynka
Joe Jarzynka

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gig Harbor, WA

High School:
Gig Harbor High School

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 175

Position:
HB

Experience:
3L

Preseason Honors
• All-Pac-10 – Athlon's, Football News

Washington: Fomer walkon who has become a fan favorite because of gutty play on special teams ... one of the most versatile players in the country a year ago, taking on five different roles on the team ... not expected to handle kicking duties this year ... teams with Toure Butler to give the Huskies one of the top special teams return threats in the country ... will be a top contender for the Mosi Tatupu Award presented to the nation's top special teams player ... has his own fan club ... fearless return man on Husky special teams ... was awarded a scholarship in the fall of 1997. 1998: A first-team All-Pac-10 selection as an all-purpose player ... former walkon who did everything on offense and special teams ... fearless return man on special teams ... refuses to fair catch any punt ... Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week for Oct. 17 ... caught first-career touchdown pass in Washington’s loss at Nebraska ... named ABC Sports UW Player of the Game for efforts vs. Huskers ... took over as team’s placekicker in the fifth game of the season ... first career field goal in first quarter of Utah State game was Washington’s first made field goal of the season ... made six of eight field goals during the season ... finished second in Pac-10 by converting 75 percent of his field goal attempts ... returned punt 91-yards for a touchdown in Washington’s win over California, it was the third-longest punt return in UW history ... that return was the longest by a Pac-10 player during the season ... single-handedly broke a 49-year old Washington team record for punt return yards in a single game, returning seven punts for 166 yards vs. Golden Bears ... that also figured as a Pac-10 single-game record ... longest field goal was a 44-yarder at Washington State ... led Washington with 849 all-purpose yards and in scoring with 49 points ... led all players in the Pac-10 with 45 punt returns ... figured sixth in the league in average punt return at 8.9 yards per runback ... was ninth in the Pac-10 in scoring at 3.4 ppg. ... topped all Pac-10 return men with eight runbacks vs. BYU ... caught four passes for 39 yards vs. Air Force in Oahu Bowl ... returned four kicks for a total of 56 yards vs. Falcons ... named the KIRO-TV/Pete Gross Player of the Year Award winner.1997: Appeared in 10 games and the Jeep Aloha Bowl ... had the longest punt return of the season, a 50-yarder vs. San Diego State ... recorded first career reception vs. San Diego State ... other reception came vs. Nebraska ... started vs. San Diego State and Arizona State as a third wide receiver. 1996: Never caught a pass, but was frequently used in Husky passing game ... returned six punts for 14.2 average ... all returns came in the final three games of the season ... had a 31-yard punt return vs. Washington State ... was second on the team in kickoff returns with 12 ... best run back was a 43-yarder at Notre Dame, where his dad went to school ... had a 38-yard runback vs. UCLA. 1995: Did not see any game action ... worked with the Husky scout squad ... returned three kickoffs for 81 yards, including a 41-yard return in the Spring Game.

High School and Personal: Born June 12, 1977 ... mother, Sue, is currently a student ... father, Dave, is President of Strait Line ... has a younger brother, Tom, and an older sister, Julie, who just graduated from Washington ... was a wide receiver, defensive back, kicker and kick return specialist at Gig Harbor ... was the Pierce County League MVP as a senior ... a second-team all-state receiver ... returned two kickoffs and two punts for TDs as a senior ... also lettered in soccer ... planning on majoring in psychology.

Receiving
Year    G-S   Rec.  Yds.  Avg.  TD   LG
1996    11-0    0    0    0.0    0    0
1997    10-2    2    9    4.5    0    5
1998    11-1   11   92    8.4    1   17
Totals  32-3   13   101   7.8    1   17

Kickoff Returns Year G-S No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 1996 11-0 12 224 18.7 0 43 1997 10-2 8 149 18.6 0 32 1998 11-1 16 329 20.6 0 41 Totals 32-3 36 702 19.5 0 43

Punt Returns Year G-S No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 1996 11-0 6 85 14.2 0 31 1997 10-2 13 120 9.2 0 50 1998 11-1 45 402 8.9 1 91 Totals 32-3 64 607 9.5 1 91

Year PAT FG FGA Pts. 1998 19-22 6 8 49

Field Goals Year 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Totals LG 1998 0-0 1-1 3-5 2-2 0-0 6-8 44

Career Highs
Receptions: 4 vs. Air Force (O'ahu Bowl), 1998
Reception Yards: 39 yards vs. Air Force (O'ahu Bowl), 1998
Longest Reception: 17 yards vs. Arizona State, 1998
Longest TD Reception: 6 yards vs. Nebraska, 1998
Punt Returns: 8 vs. BYU, 1998
Punt Return Yards: 166 vs. California, 1998
Longest Punt Return: 91 yards (TD) vs. California, 1998
Kickoff Returns: 3 vs. Nebraska, Arizona, 1998
Kickoff Return Yards: 79 yards vs. Nebraska, 1998

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