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Billy Cannon

NFL Running Back Billy Cannon

Full Name: William Abb Cannon
Profession: NFL Running Back

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Heisman Trophy 1959, LSU; AFL Championship 1960, 1961 and 1967; AFL All-Star 1961 and 1969; Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders

Born: August 2, 1937
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Mississippi, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Leo

Died: May 20, 2018 (aged 80)

Historical Events

  • 1959-11-30 1960 NFL Draft: Billy Cannon from LSU first pick by Los Angeles Rams
  • 1959-12-01 25th Heisman Trophy Award: Billy Cannon, LSU (HB)
  • 1961-12-10 Houston Oiler Billy Cannon gains record 373 yards against Titans
  • 1961-12-24 AFL Championship, Balboa Stadium, San Diego: Houston Oilers beat San Diego Chargers 10-3; Billy Cannon scores game's only TD
  • 1983-08-19 LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting

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