Guil Falcon

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Guil "Hawk" Falcon
Date of birth: (1892-12-15)December 15, 1892
Place of birth: Evanston, Illinois, United States
Date of death: July 28, 1982(1982-07-28) (aged 89)
Place of death: Hollywood, Florida, United States
Career information
Position(s): Fullback/Guard/Quarterback/Halfback/Player-coach
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
College: None
Organizations
As owner:
1915–1920 Chicago Tigers
As coach:
1915–1920
1922–1923
Chicago Tigers
Toledo Maroons
As player:
1915–1920
1920–1921
1921
1922–1923
1924
1925
1925
1925
Chicago Tigers
Hammond Pros
Canton Bulldogs
Toledo Maroons
Hammond Pros
Rochester Jeffersons
Hammond Pros
Akron Pros
Career highlights and awards
  • 1x Rock Island Argus 2nd team all-APFA (1920)
Career stats
Coaching stats at Pro Football Reference

Guilford W. "Hawk" Falcon (December 15, 1892 – July 28, 1982) was a professional football player, owner and coach who spent six season, from 1920 to 1925, in the National Football League with the Akron Pros, Canton Bulldogs, Chicago Tigers, Hammond Pros, Rochester Jeffersons and the Toledo Maroons. Guil also served a player-coach during his time with the Tigers and Maroons.

In 1920 the Chicago Tigers and Cardinals playing for the same Chicago fan dollar. Cardinals owner Chris O’Brien offered—and Falcon agreed—to play for the right to represent Chicago in the APFA. The winner would remain as the city’s only professional team, while the loser would fold operations.Paddy Driscoll scored the game’s only touchdown on a 40-yard run and the Cardinals won, 6–3. As promised, the Tigers finished the season with a 2–5–1 record, dropped out of competition, becoming the first NFL/APFA team to fold.

Guil played with Hall of Famer, Fritz Pollard during his stints with Akron and Hammond.

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