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Billy Cannon

William Abb Cannon

Position: TE-HB-FB
Height: 6-1    Weight: 207 lbs.

Born: August 2, 1937 in Philadelphia, MS
High School: Istrouma
College: LSU   (school history)    (Cannon college stats)
Drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1960 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 53 (1217th overall since 1950)

Relatives: Father of Billy Cannon
2-time Pro Bowler & 2-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com


All-Pro

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Fine Details  · Last updated Jul 16, 2014 1:25PM
All-Time Rank: #592. Rick Volk… #593. Bob Golic… #594. Larry Brooks… #595. BILLY CANNON… #596. Ernie Green… #597. Jessie Armstead… #598. Willie Buchanon… 

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1960 23 HOU HB 20 14 152 644 1 39 4.2 46.0 10.9 15 187 12.5 5 53 1.1 13.4 831 6 3 8
1961*+ 24 HOU HB/KR/PR 20 14 200 948 6 61 4.7 67.7 14.3 43 586 13.6 9 78 3.1 41.9 1534 15 5 16
1962 25 HOU HB 20 14 147 474 7 64 3.2 33.9 10.5 32 451 14.1 6 60 2.3 32.2 925 13 5 9
1963 26 HOU 20 6 13 45 0 12 3.5 7.5 2.2 5 39 7.8 0 12 0.8 6.5 84 0 2 1
1964 27 OAK FB 33 14 89 338 3 34 3.8 24.1 6.4 37 454 12.3 5 40 2.6 32.4 792 8 5 6
1965 28 OAK TE 33 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 127 18.1 0 36 0.7 12.7 127 0 0 1
1966 29 OAK TE 33 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 436 31.1 2 75 1.0 31.1 436 2 0 4
1967+ 30 OAK TE 33 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 629 19.7 10 64 2.3 44.9 629 10 1 8
1968 31 OAK TE 33 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 360 15.7 6 48 1.6 25.7 360 6 0 4
1969* 32 OAK TE 33 13 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 262 12.5 2 53 1.6 20.2 262 2 0 3
1970 33 KAN 80 6 4 1 6 0 6 6.0 1.0 0.2 7 125 17.9 2 45 1.2 20.8 131 2 0 2
Career 133 28 602 2455 17 64 4.1 18.5 4.5 236 3656 15.5 47 78 1.8 27.5 6111 64 21 62
6 yrs OAK 79 24 89 338 3 34 3.8 4.3 1.1 134 2268 16.9 25 75 1.7 28.7 2606 28 6 26
4 yrs HOU 48 0 512 2111 14 64 4.1 44.0 10.7 95 1263 13.3 20 78 2.0 26.3 3374 34 15 34
1 yr KAN 6 4 1 6 0 6 6.0 1.0 0.2 7 125 17.9 2 45 1.2 20.8 131 2 0 2

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1960 23 HOU HB 20 14 4 96 0 51 24.0 8 266 1 88 33.3 1193
1961*+ 24 HOU HB/KR/PR 20 14 9 70 0 20 7.8 18 439 0 47 24.4 2043
1962 25 HOU HB 20 14 18 442 0 38 24.6 1367
1963 26 HOU 20 6 2 39 0 20 19.5 123
1964 27 OAK FB 33 14 21 518 0 45 24.7 1310
1966 29 OAK TE 33 14 1 12 0 12 12.0 448
Career 133 14 178 0 51 12.7 67 1704 1 88 25.4 7993
6 yrs OAK 79 24 1 12 0 12 12.0 21 518 0 45 24.7 3136
4 yrs HOU 48 0 13 166 0 51 12.8 46 1186 1 88 25.8 4726
1 yr KAN 6 4 131

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1960 23 HOU HB 20 14 0 3 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
1961*+ 24 HOU HB/KR/PR 20 14 0 5 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 20.0 0 0.0 -9.0 0.0 0.0
1962 25 HOU HB 20 14 2 3 66.7 46 1 33.3 0 0.0 40 15.3 22.0 23.0 3.3 149.3
1963 26 HOU 20 6 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Career 133 2 12 16.7 46 1 8.3 1 8.3 40 3.8 1.8 23.0 0.3 36.1 0 0 3.83 1.75 0.0
6 yrs OAK 79 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0
4 yrs HOU 48 0 2 12 16.7 46 1 8.3 1 8.3 40 3.8 1.8 23.0 1.0 36.1
1 yr KAN 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1960 23 HOU HB 20 14 0 3 0 0 0
1961*+ 24 HOU HB/KR/PR 20 14 0 5 0 0 0
1962 25 HOU HB 20 14 0 5 0 0 0
1963 26 HOU 20 6 0 2 0 0 0
1964 27 OAK FB 33 14 0 5 0 0 0
1967+ 30 OAK TE 33 14 0 1 0 0 0
1968 31 OAK TE 33 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
Career 133 28 0 21 1 0 0
6 yrs OAK 79 24 0 6 1 0 0
4 yrs HOU 48 0 0 15 0 0 0
1 yr KAN 6 4

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1960 23 HOU HB 20 14 1 5 1 7 42
1961*+ 24 HOU HB/KR/PR 20 14 6 9 15 90
1962 25 HOU HB 20 14 7 6 13 1 80
1964 27 OAK FB 33 14 3 5 8 48
1966 29 OAK TE 33 14 2 2 12
1967+ 30 OAK TE 33 14 10 10 60
1968 31 OAK TE 33 14 13 6 6 36
1969* 32 OAK TE 33 13 11 2 2 12
1970 33 KAN 80 6 4 2 2 12
Career 133 28 17 47 1 65 1 392
6 yrs OAK 79 24 3 25 28 168
4 yrs HOU 48 0 14 20 1 35 1 212
1 yr KAN 6 4 2 2 12

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1970 33 6 TE 25 26
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