Charles deGravelles discusses the legacy of Billy Cannon

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ALEXANDRIA, La (KALB Sports) -- Charles deGravelles the author of " A Long, Long Run", the autobiography of Louisiana sports legend Billy Cannon captivated the audience at the Alexandria rotary club with his stories about the late-great athlete.

"A remarkable man, a remarkable story, by the end of this project I must've had interviewed him for about 130 hours so spent hour after hour with him we became very good friends in the process," said deGravelles.

A statue of the late Billy Cannon will be placed near Tiger Stadium in 2018.