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Billy Cannon facts
LSU 1958 National Champs
Billy Cannon was born on born August 2, 1937 in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Cannon played high school football at Istrouma in Baton Rouge. He scored 39 touchdowns his senior year, was named All-State and All-American and led his high school to a state championship in 1955.
Cannon was an All-American running back and tight end. He played for LSU after High School from 1957 to 1959. He was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1960 who were members of the AFL. He was part of a fierce bidding war between the NFL (Rams) and the AFL, owner Bud Adams of the Oilers winning the bidding war. Billy would play for the Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders, and Kansas City Chiefs over his eleven year career. He was a three time AFL All-Star and its leading rusher in 1961.
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While Billy was the number pick in the AFL draft and the NFL draft he enjoyed more success at LSU. Here are some of his highlights while at LSU:
Led his team to a National Championship in 1958
Consensus All-American in 1958 and 1959
Won the 1959 Heisman Trophy
In 1959 won the 1959 TSN Player of the Year, UPI Player of the Year, Chic Harley Award, and the Walter Camp Memorial Trophy
In 1958 won the TSN Player of the Year, UPI Player of the Year, and the 1958 Chic Harley Award.
Rushed for 1,867 yards over his career at LSU
Scored 40 TDs over his career at LSU
Caught 31 passes for 522 yards over his career at LSU
The No. 20 jersey worn by Cannon was retired after the 1959 season. It was the only football number retired by LSU until 2009.
Louisiana State University
Billy Cannon facts - Author: Tali - 08/21/2015 Comments:
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