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Billy Cannon

William Abb Cannon
Born: August 2, 1937
Philadelphia, MS
High School: Istrouma (Baton Rouge, LA)
Position(s): TE-HB-FB
Height: 6'1" Weight: 207
College: LSU
Career: 1960-1970
Drafted: 1960 in Round 1, #1 overall by the Los Angeles Rams

Billy Cannon played from 1960 to 1970 with the Houston Oilers, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs. Cannon ran for 2,455 yards in his career on 602 attempts, scoring 17 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 236 passes for 3,656 yards and 47 receiving touchdowns..


Passing:

YearTeamAttCompComp %YdsYds/AttTDsTD %IntsInt %LongSackedYds LostRating
1960AFL Houston300.000.000.000.039.6
1961AFL Houston500.000.000.0120.00.0
1962AFL Houston3266.74615.3133.300.040 158.3
1963AFL Houston100.000.000.000.039.6
AFL12216.7463.818.318.340 00
Totals12216.7463.818.318.340 00

Rushing:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1960AFL Houston1526444.239 1
1961AFL Houston2009484.761 6
1962AFL Houston1474743.264 7
1963AFL Houston13453.512 0
1964AFL Oakland893383.834 3
1970NFL Kansas City166.00
AFL60124494.164 17
NFL166.00
Totals60224554.164 17

Receiving:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1960AFL Houston1518712.588 5
1961AFL Houston4358613.678 9
1962AFL Houston3245114.160 6
1963AFL Houston5397.812 0
1964AFL Oakland3745412.340 5
1965AFL Oakland712718.136 0
1966AFL Oakland1443631.175 2
1967AFL Oakland3262919.764 10
1968AFL Oakland2336015.748 6
1969AFL Oakland2126212.553 2
1970NFL Kansas City712517.945 2
AFL229353115.488 45
NFL712517.945 2
Totals236365615.588 47

Punt Returns:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1960AFL Houston49624.051 0
1961AFL Houston9707.820 0
1966AFL Oakland11212.012 0
AFL1417812.751 0
Totals1417812.751 0

Kick Returns:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1960AFL Houston826633.388 1
1961AFL Houston1843924.447 0
1962AFL Houston1844224.638 0
1963AFL Houston23919.520 0
1964AFL Oakland2151824.745 0
AFL67170425.488 1
Totals67170425.488 1

Defense and Fumbles:

TacklesFumblesKicks
YearTeamTackleSoloAssistDefSTTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
1960AFL Houston3000
1961AFL Houston5000
1962AFL Houston5000
1963AFL Houston20000
1964AFL Oakland5000
1967AFL Oakland1000
1968AFL Oakland0100
AFL000000002110000
Totals0000000002110000

Total Scoring:

TouchdownsOtherTotal
YearTeamRushRecPuntKickMFG RIntFumOtherFGX/CSingle2 PtSafPoints
1960AFL Houston150100042
1961AFL Houston690000090
1962AFL Houston760000180
1964AFL Oakland35000048
1966AFL Oakland2000012
1967AFL Oakland1000060
1968AFL Oakland600036
1969AFL Oakland200012
1970NFL Kansas City0200012
AFL174501000001
NFL0200000000
Totals1747010000010392

Playing Career:

YearLeagueTeamGGS
1960AFLHouston Oilers140
1961AFLHouston Oilers140
1962AFLHouston Oilers140
1963AFLHouston Oilers60
1964AFLOakland Raiders140
1965AFLOakland Raiders100
1966AFLOakland Raiders140
1967AFLOakland Raiders140
1968AFLOakland Raiders1413
1969AFLOakland Raiders1311
1970NFLKansas City Chiefs60

Honors

1960 - AFL All-AFL (2nd Team)
1960 - United Press International All-AFL (2nd Team)
1961 - Associated Press All-AFL (1st Team)
1961 - New York Daily News All-AFL (1st Team)
1961 - United Press International All-AFL (1st Team)
1961 - AFL All-AFL (1st Team)
1961 - The Sporting News All-AFL (1st Team)
1967 - United Press International All-AFL (1st Team)
1967 - The Sporting News All-Conference (2nd Team)
1967 - New York Daily News All-AFL (2nd Team)
1967 - Associated Press All-AFL (1st Team)
1968 - Pro Football Writers Association All-AFL (2nd Team)