BILLY CANNON AUTOGRAPHED LSU FOOTBALL MINI HELMET, JSA

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  • Item Category: Sports
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 13, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House

THIS IS FOA A AUTOGRAPHED LSU MINI FOOTBALL HELMET

SIGNED BY

BILLY CANNON

THIS JERSEY COMES WITH A JSA COA

THIS IS A GREAT GIFT FOR THE COLLECTION WITH FOOTBALL COMMING UP

William Abb "Billy" Cannon (born August 2, 1937) is an All-American , 1959 Heisman Trophy winner and 2008 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge , and one of the American Football League's most celebrated players.

He was born in Philadelphia, Mississippi , and moved to Baton Rouge when his father got a job there during World War II . He graduated from Istrouma High School in 1956.

Cannon played three seasons for LSU: 1957, 1958, and 1959. In 1958, Cannon led LSU to its first AP national championship . #1 LSU clinched the title in the Sugar Bowl, beating #12 Clemson 7-0. The only score was a pass from Cannon to Mickey Mangham. Cannon was also voted the 1958 UPI Player of the Year . In 1959, Cannon led #1 LSU to a victory over #3 Ole Miss . The Tigers were trailing 3-0 when Cannon returned a punt 89 yards for a TD, breaking seven tackles. It was the only TD of the game, resulting in a 7–3 victory for LSU in Tiger Stadium . That year, Cannon won the Heisman Trophy and was again voted the UPI College Football Player of the Year|UPI Player of the Year.
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