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Jim Stillwagon, Former Ohio State Football Star, Dies At 68

An exterior view of the Ohio State football stadium.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans tailgate in a parking lot outside Ohio Stadium before their game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

The former Buckeyes' star has passed away.

Jim Stillwagon, one of the best linemen in the history of Ohio State's football program, has passed away. He was 68.

The former Buckeyes' standout played for OSU in the late 1960s. He was recruited by Woody Hayes.

Stillwagon, a Mt. Vernon, Ohio native, was a three-year starter for the Buckeyes. He was an All-American his junior and senior seasons.

The former lineman won the Outland Trophy and the Lombardi Award, given to the best college lineman.

Stillwagon was a fifth-round pick in the 1971 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He never played in the NFL, though.

The lineman instead opted for a career in Canada. He played in the CFL from 1971-75.

Stillwagon was part of the "Super Sophs" recruiting class at Ohio State. He was one of the final players to commit to Woody Hayes in 1967.

Our thoughts are with Jim's family and friends. May he rest in peace.