Billy Cannon, winner of the 1959 Heisman Trophy, will soon be honored with a statue on LSU’s campus, according LSU Sports Information. A proposal for the statue was unanimously approved by the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame Committee.

“Billy is among the most heralded and identifiable college football players in NCAA history, and is largely responsible for the emergence of big-time football at LSU,” said vice chancellor and director of athletics Joe Alleva. “I also believe his commitment to rebuild and dedicate his life in service to his family, the community and the university he loves is admirable. He’s a very human hero and LSU’s most renowned.”

More details about the statue will be announced in the next few months.

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