Ohio State has lost an all-time great, as Jim Stillwagon has passed away at the age of 68. He was set to turn 69 on Feb. 11.
According to an article by Bill Kurelic of 247Sports, there are not any details as of yet surrounding Stillwagon’s death.
In his time with Ohio State, Stillwagon was a three-year starter and helped the Buckeyes go undefeated in their 1968 National Championship-winning season. In addition, the defensive tackle was a consensus All-American selection in both his junior and senior seasons.
Stillwagon was also a member of the Buckeyes’ “super sophomores.” His class finished its Ohio State careers with a record of 27-2.
Stillwagon was the first-ever Lombardi Award winner in 1970, and he also was a recipient of the Outland Trophy that same year.
The Ohio State great was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 1971 NFL draft. Stillwagon went on to play with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League for five seasons, where he was a three-time all star.