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Joe Guyon


Joseph Napoleon Guyon

Inducted 1971

Date of Birth



White Earth, MN


Georgia Tech (1917-1918)

Carlisle Indian Industrial School (1912-1913)


Joe Guyon had a dual history in many respects. He played for two teams, Carlisle Indian School 1912-13 and Georgia Tech 1917-18. He was under two great coaches, first Pop Warner then John Heisman. He was honored at two positions - at halfback in 1913 and 1917 on Walter Camp's second All-America team; at tackle in 1918 on Frank Menke's first All-America team. In his two Carlisle years, the school had season records of 12-1-1, 10-1-1, scored 504 points one year, 295 another. In Guyon's Georgia Tech years, the team went 9-0 and 6-1, scoring 491 points then 462. Against Vanderbilt in 1917 Guyon ran 12 times for 344 yards. Guyon played pro 1919-27 with six teams. Between his college years, he attended Keewatin Academy. The Georgia Tech 1917 team was national champion. In 1914-18 Georgia Tech had a 33-game unbeaten streak. In four games of the streak Georgia Tech made high scores - 222 in one game, then 128, 119, 118. Guyon played outfield for Louisville in the American Association 1925-27; an injury ended his baseball career. He coached football at St. Xavier High School Louisville, 1931-33, with a 16-7-2 record.


Height 5'11

Weight 190

Career Highlights

  • 1918 Consensus All-America
  • 1917 Second Team All-America
  • 1913 Second Team All-America
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