By Charles N. deGravelles,Billy Cannon
Billy Cannon’s identify, his photo, and his extraordinary athletic profession function logos for Louisiana kingdom college, the Southeastern convention, and faculty soccer. LSU’s merely Heisman Trophy winner, Cannon led the Tigers to a countrywide championship in 1958, igniting a love of the sport in Louisiana and constructing a convention of greatness at LSU.
But like many tales of lionized athletes who upward push to the prestige of legend, there has been a fall—and with regards to Billy Cannon, additionally redemption. For the 1st time, Charles N. deGravelles unearths in complete the exciting highs and unforeseen lows of Cannon’s lifestyles, in Billy Cannon: an extended, lengthy Run.
Through conversations with Cannon, deGravelles follows the athlete-turned-reformer from his boyhood in a working-class Baton Rouge local to his unexpected rush of repute because the best highschool working again within the nation. own and formerly unpublished tales approximately Cannon’s glory days at LSU and his stellar yet arguable profession within the professionals, in addition to information of his indictment for counterfeiting and his post-release paintings as employees dentist at Louisiana kingdom detention center at Angola, spread in a riveting biography characterised by means of uncanny good fortune, deep inner struggles, and a champion’s spirit that driven via it all.
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