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Billy Cannon

AKA William Abb Cannon

Born: 8-Feb-1937
Birthplace: Philadelphia, MS
Died: 18-May-2018
Location of death: St. Francisville, LA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Mount Washington Cemetery, Campbellsville, KY

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Winner, 1959 Heisman Trophy

Imprisoned for his involvement in counterfeiting $100 bills.

Father: Harvey Cannon
Wife: Dorothy Dupuy ("Dot", m. 23-Nov-1956, until his death, one son, four daughters)
Son: Billy Cannon, Jr. (briefly in NFL, b. 8-Oct-1961)
Daughter: Bunnie Cannon
Daughter: Dara Cannon Kelsoe
Daughter: Gina Cannon McWilliams
Daughter: Terri Cannon Byrd

    High School: Istrouma High School, Baton Rouge, LA (1955)
    University: Louisiana State University (1959)

    Heisman Trophy 1959
    College Football Hall of Fame 1983 (elected, refused induction)
    Counterfeiting 8-Jul-1983 (imprisoned 3 years)
    Stroke 2013

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Kansas City Chiefs (1970)
    Oakland Raiders (1964-69)
    Houston Oilers (1960-63)


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