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Bill Horr

Bill Horr
Horr hurling the discus, 1907
Sport(s) Football, track and field
Biographical details
Born (1880-05-02)May 2, 1880
Munnsville, New York
Died July 1, 1955(1955-07-01) (aged 75)
Playing career
1905–1908 Syracuse
Position(s) Tackle (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1909 Northwestern
1910–1912 Purdue
1914–1923 Syracuse (line)
Head coaching record
Overall 9–14–2
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
All-American, 1908

Marquis Franklin "Bill" Horr (May 2, 1880 – July 1, 1955) was an American football player, coach, and Olympic track and field athlete.

He played college football as a tackle at Syracuse University and was selected as an All-American in 1908. At Syracuse, Horr also competed in track and field. At the 1908 Summer Olympics in London, he won a silver medal in the Greek Style discus throw and a bronze in the freestyle discus throw. Horr served as the head football coach at Northwestern University in 1909 and at Purdue University from 1910 to 1912, compiling a career record of 9–14–2.

Coaching career

Horr was the ninth head coach for the Northwestern Wildcats football team and he held that position for the 1909 season. His career coaching record at Northwestern was 1 win, 3 losses, and 1 tie. This ranks him 25th at Northwestern in total wins and 20th at Northwestern in winning percentage.[1]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Northwestern Purple (Big Ten Conference) (1909)
1909 Northwestern 1–3–1 1–3 T–5th
Northwestern: 1–3–1 1–3
Purdue Boilermakers (Big Ten Conference) (1910–1912)
1910 Purdue 1–5 0–4 8th
1911 Purdue 3–4 1–3 6th
1912 Purdue 4–2–1 2–2–1 T–3rd
Purdue: 8–11–1 3–9–1
Total: 9–14–2


  1. ^ Northwestern Wildcats coaching records

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