Heisman Highlight: Billy Cannon

Heisman Highlight

Name: Billy Cannon
Position: Back
College: Louisiana State Tigers
Class: Senior
Winning Year: 1959 – 25th Award
Official Heisman Profile: Click Here

Interesting Notes: Cannon was a “shifty, slashing” rusher with big-play potential that included a nearly 24-yard kick return average and a 40.3 yard punting average…won the Heisman in a landslide, sweeping all five regions…went on to have a successful professional career with the Oilers, Raiders, and Chiefs…was an All-Pro at two different positions for two different teams…continued his education and earned his D.D.S. during his professional playing career and currently works as an orthodontist.

1960 Fleer #66

Featured Card: 1960 Fleer #66. Despite a solid college and professional career, Cannon does not appear to command a premium in the hobby. A copy of this card can be added to your collection for around $25.

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