Bill Horr

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Bill Horr
Marquis Horr 1907.jpg
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
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[edit]

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[edit]

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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