By Charles N. deGravelles,Billy Cannon
Billy Cannon’s identify, his photo, and his notable athletic occupation function trademarks for Louisiana country collage, the Southeastern convention, and school soccer. LSU’s in basic terms Heisman Trophy winner, Cannon led the Tigers to a countrywide championship in 1958, igniting a love of the sport in Louisiana and developing a practice 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 finds in complete the exciting highs and unforeseen lows of Cannon’s existence, in Billy Cannon: a protracted, 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 status because the major highschool working again within the nation. own and formerly unpublished tales approximately Cannon’s glory days at LSU and his stellar yet arguable occupation within the professionals, in addition to info of his indictment for counterfeiting and his post-release paintings as employees dentist at Louisiana country detention center at Angola, spread in a riveting biography characterised via uncanny good fortune, deep inner struggles, and a champion’s spirit that driven via it all.
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Billy Cannon: A Long, Long Run by Charles N. deGravelles,Billy Cannon