Billy Cannon

William Abb Cannon
Born: August 2, 1937
Philadelphia, MS USA
Deceased: May 20, 2018
Position: TE-HB-FB
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 207
College: LSU
High School: Istrouma (Baton Rouge, LA)
Career: 1960-1970
Drafted: 1960 in Round 1, #1 overall by the Los Angeles Rams

Billy Cannon played from 1960 to 1970 during his career with the Houston Oilers, Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders. 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..

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Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
1960AFL Houston Oilers300.
1961AFL Houston Oilers500.000.000.0120.00.0
1962AFL Houston Oilers3266.74615.3133.300.040 149.3
1963AFL Houston Oilers100.


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1960AFL Houston Oilers1526444.239 1
1961AFL Houston Oilers2009484.761 6
1962AFL Houston Oilers1474743.264 7
1963AFL Houston Oilers13453.512 0
1964AFL Oakland Raiders893383.834 3
1970NFL Kansas City Chiefs166.00
AFL60124494.164 17
Totals60224554.164 17


Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1960AFL Houston Oilers1518712.588 5
1961AFL Houston Oilers4358613.678 9
1962AFL Houston Oilers3245114.160 6
1963AFL Houston Oilers5397.812 0
1964AFL Oakland Raiders3745412.340 5
1965AFL Oakland Raiders712718.136 0
1966AFL Oakland Raiders1443631.175 2
1967AFL Oakland Raiders3262919.764 10
1968AFL Oakland Raiders2336015.748 6
1969AFL Oakland Raiders2126212.553 2
1970NFL Kansas City Chiefs712517.945 2
AFL229353115.488 45
NFL712517.945 2
Totals236365615.588 47

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1960AFL Houston Oilers49624.051 0
1961AFL Houston Oilers9707.820 0
1966AFL Oakland Raiders11212.012 0
AFL1417812.751 0
Totals1417812.751 0

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1960AFL Houston Oilers826633.288 1
1961AFL Houston Oilers1843924.447 0
1962AFL Houston Oilers1844224.638 0
1963AFL Houston Oilers23919.520 0
1964AFL Oakland Raiders2151824.745 0
AFL67170425.488 1
Totals67170425.488 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
1960AFL Houston Oilers150100042
1961AFL Houston Oilers690000090
1962AFL Houston Oilers760000180
1964AFL Oakland Raiders35000048
1966AFL Oakland Raiders2000012
1967AFL Oakland Raiders1000060
1968AFL Oakland Raiders600036
1969AFL Oakland Raiders200012
1970NFL Kansas City Chiefs0200012

Playing Career:

Year League Team GP GS
1960AFLHouston Oilers140
1961AFLHouston Oilers140
1962AFLHouston Oilers140
1963AFLHouston Oilers60
1964AFLOakland Raiders140
1965AFLOakland Raiders100
1966AFLOakland Raiders140
1967AFLOakland Raiders140
1968AFLOakland Raiders1413
1969AFLOakland Raiders1311
1970NFLKansas City Chiefs60


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