Former LSU legend Billy Cannon relives famous Halloween run from 1959

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Posted: Oct 29, 2009 7:02 PM by Michael Cauble
Updated: Oct 29, 2009 9:56 PM
Source: WBRZ Sports

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LSU's only Heisman Trophy award winner will be recognized for his famous 89 yard punt return against Ole Miss back in 1959 during the first quarter of Saturday's game against Tulane. The 50th anniversary of Billy Cannon's game winning run was started early in the week when Cannon addressed the media at Les Miles weekly press conference.

"What a joy to have Billy Cannon be a part of our football tradition and our school's tradition," current Tiger head coach Les Miles said during his weekly press conference. "Fifty years ago this Saturday, he returns a punt against Ole Miss for one of the celebrated plays in college football. I can tell you our players understand the traditions that have been set here, and certainly Billy Cannon is a big part of that."

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