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.
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