Stretched out on his back on a trainers' table with a blue towel draped around him and holding an ice pack to his bruised face, Billy Cannon, the Baton Rouge boy who was the toast of the town, praised his blockers on that phenomenal 89-yard punt return. "Every time you see your man, you try to set up a block," he said. "Every time I saw one, he cut a man down. I owed the team something. My fumble gave them three. I'm just glad the blocking got it back for me."
He failed to mention the parts where there were no blockers.
"That," said Dietzel, "was the greatest run I ever saw in football."