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Guil Falcon
Date of birth: (1892-12-15)December 15, 1892
Place of birth: Evanston, Illinois
Date of death: July 28, 1982(1982-07-28) (aged 89)
Place of death: Hollywood, Florida
Career information
Position(s): Fullback/Guard/Quarterback/Halfback
Organizations
Career highlights and awards
  • 1x Rock Island Argus 2nd team all-APFA (1920)
Coaching stats at Pro Football Reference

Guilford W. "Hawk" Falcon (December 15, 1892 – July 28, 1982) was a professional American football player, owner and coach who spent six season, from 1920 to 1925, in the National Football League (NFL) 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 Pro Football Hall of Famer, Fritz Pollard during his stints with Akron and Hammond.

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