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Cannon to Sign Autographs Saturday at Lod Cook
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Published: October 07, 2011, 11:18 AM (CT)

BATON ROUGE - LSU great Billy Cannon will be on hand to greet fans Saturday morning at The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU.
 
In conjunction with No. 1 LSU's 2:30 p.m. clash with 17th-ranked Florida, Cannon will sign autographs in the lobby of the hotel from 9-11 a.m.
 
Fans will be limited to one item per person for Cannon to sign. Real Sports Fundraising and the LSU Alumni Gift Shop will have items for purchase to be signed including helmets, jerseys, prints and footballs.
 
LSU Alumni Association members will enjoy priority access to the autograph session. To join online, visit www.lsualumni.org/membership and complete the membership form.
 
Cannon starred in the LSU backfield from 1957-59 earning All-American honors in 1958 and 1959. The Baton Rouge native was the driving force behind the Tigers run to the 1958 national championship. A year later, Cannon logged the greatest play in LSU history returning a punt 89 yards for a touchdown in a 7-3 win over Ole Miss. He went on to claim the 1959 Heisman Trophy. Cannon was the first overall pick in the 1960 NFL Draft and went on to a 10-year professional career. In 2009, Cannon was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
 
The Cook Hotel and Conference Center at LSU, which is located at 3848 West Lakeshore Drive, is a 128-room, full-service facility located on the Lakes at LSU. The hotel is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year having opened its doors in October 2001.

 

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