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Billy Cannon

School: Louisiana State
Position: RB

Consensus All-American: 1958 and 1959
Heisman Voting: 3rd in 1958 and 1st in 1959

Draft: 1st round, 1st overall of the 1960 NFL draft by the Los Angeles Rams

Other SR Links: Pro-Football-Reference.com

Rushing & Receiving

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1957 Louisiana State SEC RB 10 105 583 5.6 4 11 199 18.1 1 116 782 6.7 5
1958 Louisiana State SEC RB 10 115 686 6.0 10 9 162 18.0 1 124 848 6.8 11
1959 Louisiana State SEC RB 10 139 598 4.3 5 11 161 14.6 0 150 759 5.1 5
Career Louisiana State 359 1867 5.2 19 31 522 16.8 2 390 2389 6.1 21

Passing

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Passing
Year School Conf Class Pos G Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1957 Louisiana State SEC RB 10 7 16 43.8 84 5.3 5.3 0 0 87.9
1958 Louisiana State SEC RB 10 3 4 75.0 14 3.5 3.5 0 0 104.4
1959 Louisiana State SEC RB 10 2 6 33.3 20 3.3 -11.7 0 2 -5.3
Career Louisiana State 12 26 46.2 118 4.5 1.1 0 2 68.9

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Awards and Honors
1958 Consensus All-America
1958 SEC Player of the Year
1959 Consensus All-America
1959 Heisman Memorial Trophy
1959 SEC Player of the Year
Heisman Voting
1958 975 Points (3rd)
1959 1929 Points (1st)
Rush Attempts
1957 SEC 105 (10th)
1958 SEC 115 (4th)
1959 SEC 139 (3rd)
Rushing Yards
1957 SEC 583 (5th)
1958 NCAA 686 (8th)
1958 SEC 686 (1st)
1959 SEC 598 (3rd)
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1957 SEC 5.6 (2nd)
1958 SEC 6.0 (1st)
1959 SEC 4.3 (7th)
Rushing Touchdowns
1957 SEC 4 (7th)
1958 NCAA 10 (5th)
1958 SEC 10 (1st)
1959 SEC 5 (4th)
Receptions
1957 SEC 11 (6th)
Receiving Yards
1957 SEC 199 (3rd)
Plays From Scrimmage
1957 SEC 116 (6th)
1958 SEC 124 (4th)
1959 SEC 150 (2nd)
Yards From Scrimmage
1957 SEC 782 (3rd)
1958 NCAA 848 (7th)
1958 SEC 848 (1st)
1959 SEC 759 (3rd)
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1957 SEC 5 (7th)
1958 NCAA 11 (4th)
1958 SEC 11 (1st)
1959 SEC 5 (4th)
Total Plays
1959 SEC 145 (6th)
Total Yards
1957 SEC 667 (7th)
1958 SEC 700 (7th)
1959 SEC 618 (9th)
Total Touchdowns
1958 SEC 10 (3rd)
1959 SEC 5 (9th)