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William Abb Cannon, Jr.

Also Known As: "Billy"
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Billy Cannon and Private
Brother of Private; Private and Private

Occupation: NFL Player
Managed by: Private User
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About Billy Cannon, Jr.

William Abb Cannon Jr. (born October 8, 1962) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Texas A&M University.

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Yankees History: The Billy Cannon, Jr. Saga by Martin Stezano99w ago On the anniversary of the day they drafted him, let’s take a look back at Billy Cannon, Jr, his brief tenure as a Yankee, and the ultimate sports dad that helped make and break it all. In June of 1980, the Yankees made Billy Cannon, Jr., a high school outfielder from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, their third round pick in the amateur draft. That, however, isn’t really where this story begins.

The story actually begins with Cannon’s father, Billy Cannon, Sr., who, during the months leading up to the draft, cemented his status as a Hall of Fame (or shame, depending on your outlook) sports dad.

Cannon, Sr. was an absolute legend in the Louisiana sports scene. He was a two-time All-American at LSU, and even won the Heisman Trophy in 1959. He then went on to a ten-year professional career with the AFL’s Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders and the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. He’s a member of the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and a former member of the College Football Hall of Fame before that honor rescinded because of a counterfeiting scam he masterminded in the 1980s.

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Billy Cannon, Jr.'s Timeline

October 8, 1961
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States