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Billy Cannon

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Cannon on a 1961 trading card

William Abb Cannon (August 2, 1937 – May 18, 2018) was an American football running back and tight end. He played professionally in the American Football League (AFL) and National Football League (NFL). He was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi.

Cannon started playing football at Louisiana State University. He later played for the Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers and the Kansas City Chiefs. In February 2013, Cannon suffered a stroke and was hospitalized in Baton Rouge.[1]

Cannon died on May 18, 2018 in St. Francisville, Louisiana at the age of 80.[2]

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  1. Samuels, Diana (February 19, 2013). "Billy Cannon's family confirms LSU football star had stroke". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  2. "Billy Cannon, LSU's only Heisman Trophy winner, dies at age 80". NOLA. May 20, 2018. Retrieved May 20, 2018.

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