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Derrius Guice meets Billy Cannon as LSU legends visit practice

Derrius Guice and Billy Cannon.
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LSU legends Billy Cannon, Tommy Casanova, Glenn Dorsey, Bert Jones and Jerry Stovall attended the Tigers’ practice Thursday.

Several photos went viral from the meeting, including an embrace between Cannon, a Heisman Trophy-winning running back, and current star running back Derrius Guice.

LSU’s official Twitter said Cannon, 80, told Guice he was the only Heisman back in school history so far and was “just waiting on” him. Both are Baton Rouge natives. The school recently announced plans to build a statue honoring Cannon.

Guice, Cannon and coach Ed Orgeron were photographed with the other four legends. The running back said he thought he “died and gone to heaven” following the experience.

LSU offensive guard Garrett Brumfield was photographed meeting Dorsey, whose autograph he had as a child.

Dorsey, a star defensive tackle during his college career, also met with members of the current defensive line

The five legends also broke down the huddle after practice.

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