A standout amongst other players to ever put on a LSU football uniform has passed away as the school affirmed that amazing Tigers star and the 1959 Heisman Trophy champ Billy Cannon died on Sunday morning at 80 years old.
Gun was notable for his adaptability on the field, playing halfback, fullback, tight end, guarded back and as an arrival man throughout the years.
His charging 89– yard punt return for a touchdown in the last minutes prevail upon No. 3 Ole Miss on Halloween is broadly viewed as one of the greatest plays in LSU history and assumed a key part in him winning the 1959 Heisman Trophy.
He had controlled the Tigers to the national title the year earlier as a component of a storied undefeated run that was topped off by a prevail upon Clemson in the Sugar Bowl where Cannon scored the amusement’s just focuses.
After his school vocation, Cannon was chosen as the main general pick in both the 1960 NFL and AFL Drafts and played professionally for the Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs.
Billy Cannon passed away peacefully in his home early Sunday morning. He was 80 years old. The entire #LSU family mourns with the Cannons and his loved ones. He will never be forgotten. #20 pic.twitter.com/pCcCbPTmEG
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) May 20, 2018
He was drafted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1975 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.
A backbone at amusements and practices in Baton Rouge throughout the years, Cannon later turned into a dental practitioner in the region and inevitably had his No. 20 resigned by LSU.