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Bill Horr
American discus thrower and football coach

Bill Horr

Bill Horr
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Intro American discus thrower and football coach
Was Athlete
From United States of America
Field Sports
Gender male
Birth 2 May 1880, New York, U.S.A.
Death 1 July 1955, Syracuse, Onondaga County, New York, U.S.A. (aged 75 years)
Star sign Taurus
Height: 183
Weight: 93
The details (from wikipedia)


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.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Northwestern Purple (Western Conference) (1909)
1909 Northwestern 1–3–1 1–3 T–5th
Northwestern: 1–3–1 1–3
Purdue Boilermakers (Western 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
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