College Football

Heisman winner, LSU great Cannon dies

(AP Photo/Bill Haber)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman for LSU in 1959 with memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, has died. He was 80.

LSU says Cannon died at his home in St. Francisville on Sunday morning.

Cannon led the Tigers to a national championship in 1958 and won the Heisman following year, highlighted by his famous tackle-breaking 89-yard return that beat Ole Miss 703.

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