This is Billy Cannon. He is, unquestionably, the man who put LSU football on the map. He won the Heisman Trophy in 1959 as college football's best player and his iconic run against rival Ole Miss on Halloween night is perhaps the most famous
play in college history.
He went on to a career in professional football and later became a dentist in Baton Rouge.
He also had about $6,000,000 in counterfeit $100's buried in his back yard. In the late '80's he confessed to his involvement
in the counterfeit scheme and served 2 years in Federal prison.
Later he went back to dentistry as the head of the medical program at Angola State Penitentiary in Louisiana and, according to all accounts, was beloved by the inmates.
is the largest maximum security prison in the country. It houses over 6,000 inmates, nearly two-thirds of whom are serving life-sentences. Over 100 inmates are on death-row.
It can't possibly be an easy place to work. He worked there
for nearly two decades.
Cannon's fall from grace was stunning and left his fans (i.e. just about every person in Louisiana) in shock. Even more amazing might be his reclamation. Cannon passed away in May, 2018.
So, that's Looziana 2018.
Laissez les bon temps rouler! "Let The Good Times Roll."