CFL mourns the loss of former DT Jim Stillwagon

TORONTO — The CFL community is mourning the loss of former defensive tackle Jim Stillwagon who passed away Sunday.

Stillwagon played five seasons with the Toronto Argonauts and was a three-time league all-star and was named the East Division Most Outstanding Defensive Player in 1972.  Stillwagon was recognized as an All-Time Argo in Toronto in 2009.

In a team issued statement, the Argonauts said: “We are saddened by the passing of All-Time Argo Jim Stillwagon. On behalf of the entire organization, and our fans, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to Jim’s friends and family”

During his time with the Boatmen, Stillwagon was a key piece of the Leo Cahill-era squad that went to the 1971 Grey Cup led by QB Joe Theisman and RB Leon McQuay.

Prior to joining the Argos, Stillwagon was a three-year starter and all-star defensive lineman at Ohio State and in 1968 helped the Buckeyes complete an undefeated season with a National Championship.