, a star on Ohio State Buckeyes' 1968 national title team, charged in a road rage shooting
Star defensive lineman Jim Stillwagon (68), playing for Ohio State during a game in 1968, when the Buckeyes won the national championship.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Former Ohio State
football star Jim Stillwagon
is suspected of shooting at a pickup truck on a highway ramp and later striking the driver with a handgun, causing it to fire a bullet that grazed the man's head, after a road rage incident that spanned about 14 miles, police said Monday.
The college Hall of Famer, a middle guard who helped the 1968 Buckeyes to the national championship, was jailed on a felonious assault charge and had bond set at $350,000 in municipal court in Delaware, north of Columbus.
Court records didn't list an attorney for the 63-year-old Stillwagon
A phone message was left Monday at his
home in suburban Columbus.
The Sunday afternoon altercation between the truck driver and Stillwagon
, who was on a motorcycle, might have started when one driver cut off the other, police said.
They said Stillwagon
fired shots at the pickup truck, which turned into a parking area near a car parts store, across the street from some homes.
Stillwagon then confronted the 41-year-old truck driver and struck him with the handgun, said Bruce Pijanowski, the interim police chief in Delaware.
had a permit and was legally carrying the gun, Pijanowski said.
Stillwagon was an All-American as a junior and senior and won the Outland and Lombardi awards, given to the dominant interior lineman in the country.
He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers but instead went to the Canadian Football League, where he played for the Toronto Argonauts through the 1975 season.