January 15, 2021

Dorothy Cannon is Former Heisman Trophy Winner Billy Cannon’s Wife (PHOTOS)

Meet Dorothy Cannon, she is longtime wife of the former Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon, who suffered a stroke on February 20th, Cannon is 75.

Billy Cannon wife pic

Billy Cannon is one of the most celebrated football players in American Football, he is an All-American, 2008 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and a 1959 Heisman Trophy winner.

Billy was first selected to the College football  Hall of fame in 1983 but  his involvement in a counterfeiting scheme postponed his Hall of fame election.

Cannon retired in 1959, after that he earned a D.D.S. at the University of Tennessee and additional degrees in orthodontia from Loyola University Chicago, for some time he was a well respected and successful dentist, but that changed all of the sudden when he was arrested for participating in that $6 million counterfeiting scheme.

He served two and a half years of the his five year sentence at the federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, after his release he regained his dental license but his days of glory as a dentist were over.

Billy Cannon got married to his high school sweetheart Dorothy while he was a freshman in college and lived  in married student housing.

74-year-old Dorothy D. Cannon was born on June 06, 1938, she and her beloved husband have 5 children together Billy, Rise 50, Terri and Bunnie 43 who is an Assistant Vice Chancellor, Institutional Advancement at LSU Chancellor’s Office.

Their only son 51-year-old Billy Cannon Jr. a Texas A&M graduate played with Dallas Cowboys after he was selected in the 1984 NFL Draft.