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Billy Cannon Suffers Stroke

LSU Heisman trophy winner Billy Cannon suffered a stroke and remained hospitalized for observation Tuesday night.

The 75-year-old was taken to the hospital from the state prison in Angola where he has worked as the director of its dental program for 15 years.

Cannon’s family members say he was alert and resting comfortably Tuesday night.  Doctors planned to watch him overnight.

LSU fans remember Cannon as the player who returned a punt against Ole Miss on Halloween night 1959. Cannon also won the Heisman that year.