“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Billy Cannon


Billy Cannon Marker image. Click for full size.
November 11, 2016
1. Billy Cannon Marker
Perhaps the greatest player ever to don the Purple and Gold, he won the Heisman Trophy in 1959. He earned virtually every honor possible, including All-American accolades in 1958 and 1959. His 89-yard punt return in 1959 against Ole Miss is legendary, and he was considered almost as valuable on defense as he was on offense. He played professionally for Houston, Oakland and Kansas City.

1958, 1959

Erected by Terren, Maria, Graham, Reece, Will Klein.
Location. 30° 24.727′ N, 91° 11.114′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on West Stadium Road north of South Stadium Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70803, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roy "Moonie" Winston (here, next to this marker); Max Fugler (here, next to this marker); Marvin "Moose" Stewart (here, next to this marker); Ken Kavanaugh, Sr. (here, next to this marker); Gaynell "Gus" Tinsley (here, next to this marker);
The Al & Bruce Adams Familes Recognition Wall. image. Click for full size.
November 11, 2016
2. The Al & Bruce Adams Familes Recognition Wall.
Sid Fournet (here, next to this marker); George Tarasovic (here, next to this marker); Jimmy Taylor (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
More about this marker. Located on the Al & Bruce Adams Familie Recognition Wall. This wall features LSU All-Americans from the 20th Century.
Categories. Sports
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 388 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 24, 2016.
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