Bill Horr
Horr hurling the discus, 1907
Biographical details
Born(1880-05-02)May 2, 1880
Munnsville, New York, U.S.
DiedJuly 1, 1955(1955-07-01) (aged 75)
Central Square, New York, U.S.
Playing career
Position(s)Tackle (football)
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1914–1923Syracuse (line)
Head coaching record
Accomplishments and honors
All-American, 1908
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing the  United States
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1908 London Greek discus
Bronze medal – third place 1908 London Discus throw

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

Franklin played football as a tackle at Syracuse University and was selected as an All-American in 1908.[2] 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 college football coaching record of 9–14–2.

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


  1. ^ "Bill Horr". Olympedia. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  2. ^ "2022 Syracuse Football Media Guide" (PDF). p. 106. Retrieved December 19, 2022.