|Date of birth:||October 8, 1961|
|Place of birth:||Baton Rouge, LA|
|NFL Draft:||1984 / Round: 1 / Pick 25 / Pick: 25|
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Billy Abb Cannon, Jr. (born October 8, 1962 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Texas A&M University and was drafted in the first round (25th overall) of the 1984 NFL Draft.
Cannon's NFL career ended on October 21, 1984, when he suffered a spinal injury while making a tackle in a game against the New Orleans Saints. Damage to two vertebrae near his neck, combined with a congenital narrowing at the top of his spinal column, meant that he was risking paralysis if he continued to play football.
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