Billy Cannon was one of the most famous and heralded college running backs ever, winning the Heisman Trophy in 1959 while playing for LSU. He died the other day at the age of 80. Cannon signed with Houston of the AFL in that league's first season, 1960. He had two good seasons running the ball and led the AFL in rushing yards in 1961, but must have suffered a serious injury in '62 as his stats fell through the roof after that; by '64 he was listed as a fullback, then a tight end for the final six years of his pro career. His last carry was in 1964. This video popped up on YouTube after his death. The punt return that starts off the clip is one of the most famous runbacks in college football history. As usual with long ago players the highlights are sparse.