LSU Football legend Billy Cannon dies

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LSU football legend Billy Cannon died Sunday morning, according to the university. He was 80 years old.

Cannon, won the Heisman Trophy as a halfback in 1959. 

Cannon is best remembered for his punt return against Ole Miss on Halloween night of 1959, leading the Tigers to a 7-3 victory against the Rebels.

The Philadelphia, Mississippi native went on to play professional football for the Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs.

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

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