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It was announced Wednesday that the statue of legendary LSU Football player Bill Cannon will be unveiled to the public on Friday, Sept. 28, which is the night before the Tigers host Ole Miss in Tiger Stadium.

Cannon, who was a part of LSU's 1958 team and the school's only Heisman Trophy winner, passed away on March 20 at the age of 80. Per LSUSports.net:
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The Billy Cannon Statue will commemorate the accomplishments of the most heralded football player in LSU history. Cannon led LSU to the 1958 national championship and the following year won the Heisman Trophy as the top player in college football. Cannon remains LSU's only Heisman Trophy winner. His No. 20 jersey was retired by the university in 1959.

“It’s fitting that Dr. Cannon will be the first and, so far, only football player at LSU immortalized in this way,” said Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva. “He and the 1958 team helped put LSU football on the map as a national powerhouse.”

The LSU Athletic Hall of Fame Committee unanimously approved a proposal that a statue honoring Cannon be erect on campus in August 2017.

The statue unveiling is open to the public and will take place starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Championship Plaza, which is located on the west side of Tiger Stadium in lot 101. The statue will serve as the centerpiece of an area dedicated to honoring many of LSU's football accomplishments. Read more.
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TigerSpray65 months
Thank you.
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Walt OReilly65 months
About damn time. Why couldn’t this happen when he was still alive?
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Someone will come up with a reason to tear it down in a few years
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Hermit Crab65 months
Like the ice chests full of counterfeit $100s he buried in his yard?
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alumni9565 months
GREAT tribute to this Tiger legend. Only wish we would have been closer or on Halloween night.
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alumni9565 months
Vs. Ole Miss is very fitting.
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panzer65 months
awesome
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im4LSU65 months
perfect. GTHOM
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Solo Cam65 months
Just don’t have a fricked up face like the Ronaldo statue
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TheCaterpillar65 months
be erect on campus hey now...
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