LSU great Billy Cannon passes away at 80

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BATON ROUGE – Legendary LSU football player and Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon has passed away.

LSU Football announced Cannon’s passing in a Twitter post early this morning.

Cannon was 80.

In 2013, Cannon suffered a stroke while at Angola, where he worked as the director of its dental program.

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.

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