Bill Cannon statue to be unveiled outside Tiger Stadium

Legendary LSU Heisman winner Billy Cannon, who passed away last May, will be honored with a statue outside Tiger Stadium in an unveiling to take place this Saturday before the Tigers host Mississippi.

Cannon’s statue will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Championship Plaza, which is at Lot 101 on the west side of Tiger Stadium and will be open to the public.

It’s fitting that the game against Mississippi is the setting, as Cannon’s most famous play was his Halloween-night punt return that sunk the Rebels in one of the biggest games in SEC history.