Marshall Guill
Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsNo. N/A
End Graduate
Major: Engineering
Date of birth: (1897-09-20)September 20, 1897
Place of birth: Sparta, Georgia
Career history
*Georgia Tech (1914-1919)
Career highlights and awards
* National championship (1917)

Marshall Franklin "Shorty" Guill (September 20, 1897 – May 11, 1931) was an American football and baseball player for the Georgia Tech Golden Tornado of the Georgia Institute of Technology. He was a member of the ANAK Society. He graduated with an M. E. in 1918.

Early yearsEdit

Guill was born in Sparta, Georgia on September 20, 1897 to Marshall Abner Guill and Zella Ada Moore.

Georgia TechEdit

Guill was a prominent quarterback and end on John Heisman's Georgia Tech Golden Tornado football team.


He played during Tech's 222–0 rout of Cumberland in 1916.


Guill was a starter for the school's first national championship team in 1917, which outscored opponents 491 to 17.


Guill played as quarterback for much of 1919, shifted to end in the latter part of the year for newcomer Jack McDonough.


He was killed in an automobile collision on the New London-New Haven highway near Guilford, Connecticut on May 11, 1931. At the time of his death he was connected with the American Moistener Corporation of Charlotte, North Carolina.[1]


  1. "Marshall Guill". Georgia Tech Alumnus Magazine 9 (10): 254. June 1931.

External linksEdit

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