The LSU Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has unanimously approved a proposal to erect a statue on campus honoring football legend Dr. Billy Cannon.

Funding for the statue will be provided by private donations through Tiger Athletic Foundation. More details about the design, construction, and placement of the statue will come out at a later time. Per

Cannon, a Baton Rouge native and 1959 LSU graduate, was the winner of the 1959 Heisman Trophy as a halfback, and he led the Tigers to the 1958 national championship. He was inducted into the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame in 1975 and into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2008.

“There is no player more synonymous with LSU football than Billy Cannon,” said Bill Demastes, LSU faculty athletics representative and Athletic Hall of Fame Committee Chair. “His ability on a football field made him a legend and the decision to honor him as such was unanimous
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Well deserved. Legendary.
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Hope the statue includes 11 Ole Miss players sprawled on the ground around him.
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Where is the Pistol Pete statue?
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A no brainer! Should have been done long ago!
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Everybody's All-American!
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Da MAN!!!!!
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Long overdue!
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Damn straight. About time.
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