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Billy Cannon Passes Away

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LSU’s Heisman winner dies at 80 years old.

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Former LSU running back, Heisman Trophy winner, and National Champion Billy Cannon passed away in his home early Sunday morning. He was 80 years old.

His most iconic moment with the Tigers came in the 1959 season, the year in which he won the Heisman, against Ole Miss on Halloween, where he returned a punt 89 yards for the only and go-ahead score in the 7-3 victory.

Cannon’s No.20 jersey was retired by LSU and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.