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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 (1216th 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

Billy Cannon 1961 Touchdown Log

1961 Touchdown Log: Regular Season · Playoffs

15 Touchdowns

9 Receiving, 6 Rushing, 4 Go-Ahead, Long of 78 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Quarterback
Titans15
Jets8
Broncos3
Chiefs2
Raiders1
Patriots1
Road10
Home5
Sunday14
Friday1
1st4
2nd3
3rd3
4th5
3 or fewer yards3
4-9 yards2
10-19 yards3
20-29 yards1
30 or more yards6
George Blanda8
Jacky Lee1

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 3 1961-10-01 HOU @ DTX L 21-26 1 Receiving 70 George Blanda* Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
2 5 1961-10-13 HOU @ BOS T 31-31 4 Rushing 2 Trail 21-24 Lead 28-24*
3 6 1961-10-22 HOU DTX W 38-7 2 Receiving 18 George Blanda* Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
4 8 1961-11-05 HOU @ DEN W 55-14 3 Receiving 31 George Blanda* Lead 27-7 Lead 34-7
5 8 1961-11-05 HOU @ DEN W 55-14 3 Rushing 3 Lead 34-7 Lead 41-7
6 10 1961-11-19 HOU NYT W 49-13 1 Receiving 6 George Blanda* Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
7 10 1961-11-19 HOU NYT W 49-13 1 Receiving 78 George Blanda* Lead 14-0 Lead 21-0
8 10 1961-11-19 HOU NYT W 49-13 2 Receiving 6 George Blanda* Lead 28-6 Lead 35-6
9 11 1961-11-26 HOU DEN W 45-14 4 Receiving 15 Jacky Lee Lead 31-7 Lead 38-7
10 13 1961-12-10 HOU @ NYT W 48-21 1 Receiving 67 George Blanda* Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
11 13 1961-12-10 HOU @ NYT W 48-21 2 Receiving 15 George Blanda* Lead 10-7 Lead 17-7
12 13 1961-12-10 HOU @ NYT W 48-21 3 Rushing 61 Lead 20-14 Lead 27-14
13 13 1961-12-10 HOU @ NYT W 48-21 4 Rushing 52 Lead 34-14 Lead 41-14
14 13 1961-12-10 HOU @ NYT W 48-21 4 Rushing 2 Lead 41-21 Lead 48-21
15 14 1961-12-17 HOU @ OAK W 47-16 4 Rushing 25 Lead 40-16 Lead 47-16

Playoffs

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 15 1961-12-24 HOU @ SDG W 10-3 3 Receiving 35 George Blanda* Lead 3-0 Lead 10-0