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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:

Year Team Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
1960 AFL Houston 3 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 39.6
1961 AFL Houston 5 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 20.0 0.0
1962 AFL Houston 3 2 66.7 46 15.3 1 33.3 0 0.0 40  158.3
1963 AFL Houston 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 39.6
AFL 12 2 16.7 46 3.8 1 8.3 1 8.3 40  0 0
Totals 12 2 16.7 46 3.8 1 8.3 1 8.3 40  0 0

Rushing:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1960 AFL Houston 152 644 4.2 39  1
1961 AFL Houston 200 948 4.7 61  6
1962 AFL Houston 147 474 3.2 64  7
1963 AFL Houston 13 45 3.5 12  0
1964 AFL Oakland 89 338 3.8 34  3
1970 NFL Kansas City 1 6 6.0 0
AFL 601 2449 4.1 64  17
NFL 1 6 6.0 0
Totals 602 2455 4.1 64  17

Receiving:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1960 AFL Houston 15 187 12.5 88  5
1961 AFL Houston 43 586 13.6 78  9
1962 AFL Houston 32 451 14.1 60  6
1963 AFL Houston 5 39 7.8 12  0
1964 AFL Oakland 37 454 12.3 40  5
1965 AFL Oakland 7 127 18.1 36  0
1966 AFL Oakland 14 436 31.1 75  2
1967 AFL Oakland 32 629 19.7 64  10
1968 AFL Oakland 23 360 15.7 48  6
1969 AFL Oakland 21 262 12.5 53  2
1970 NFL Kansas City 7 125 17.9 45  2
AFL 229 3531 15.4 88  45
NFL 7 125 17.9 45  2
Totals 236 3656 15.5 88  47

Punt Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1960 AFL Houston 4 96 24.0 51  0
1961 AFL Houston 9 70 7.8 20  0
1966 AFL Oakland 1 12 12.0 12  0
AFL 14 178 12.7 51  0
Totals 14 178 12.7 51  0

Kick Returns:

Year Team No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
1960 AFL Houston 8 266 33.3 88  1
1961 AFL Houston 18 439 24.4 47  0
1962 AFL Houston 18 442 24.6 38  0
1963 AFL Houston 2 39 19.5 20  0
1964 AFL Oakland 21 518 24.7 45  0
AFL 67 1704 25.4 88  1
Totals 67 1704 25.4 88  1

Defense and Fumbles:

Tackles Fumbles Kicks
Year Team Tackle Solo Assist Def ST TFL TFL Yds Brup QBH Fum F Rec F Rec Yds FR TD FF K Blk
1960 AFL Houston 3 0 0 0
1961 AFL Houston 5 0 0 0
1962 AFL Houston 5 0 0 0
1963 AFL Houston 2 0 0 0 0
1964 AFL Oakland 5 0 0 0
1967 AFL Oakland 1 0 0 0
1968 AFL Oakland 0 1 0 0
AFL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1 0 0 0 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 1 0 0 0 0

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Year Team Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG R Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2 Pt Saf Points
1960 AFL Houston 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 42
1961 AFL Houston 6 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
1962 AFL Houston 7 6 0 0 0 0 1 80
1964 AFL Oakland 3 5 0 0 0 0 48
1966 AFL Oakland 2 0 0 0 0 12
1967 AFL Oakland 10 0 0 0 60
1968 AFL Oakland 6 0 0 0 36
1969 AFL Oakland 2 0 0 0 12
1970 NFL Kansas City 0 2 0 0 0 12
AFL 17 45 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
NFL 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 17 47 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 392

Playing Career:

Year League Team G GS
1960 AFL Houston Oilers 14 0
1961 AFL Houston Oilers 14 0
1962 AFL Houston Oilers 14 0
1963 AFL Houston Oilers 6 0
1964 AFL Oakland Raiders 14 0
1965 AFL Oakland Raiders 10 0
1966 AFL Oakland Raiders 14 0
1967 AFL Oakland Raiders 14 0
1968 AFL Oakland Raiders 14 13
1969 AFL Oakland Raiders 13 11
1970 NFL Kansas City Chiefs 6 0

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)




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