Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Joe "O-gee-Chideah (Big Brave)" Guyon

Joe "O-gee-Chideah (Big Brave)" Guyon


  • Position: Halfback/Tackle
  • School: Carlisle, Georgia Tech
  • High School: Carlisle, PA (Carlisle Indian Industrial School)\rPrairie Du Chien, WI (Keewatin Academy)
  • Years: 1912-1913, 1917-1918
  • Inducted: 1971
  • Place of Birth: White Earth, MN
  • Date of Birth: Nov 26, 1892
  • Place of Death: Louisville, KY
  • Date of Death: Nov 27, 1971
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 190

Member Biography

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 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, 11-2-1, 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; in 1920 he made a 95-yard punt. He was born November 26, 1892, in White Earth, Minnesota; died November 27, 1971. 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. Guyon worked in Flint, Michigan 1954-64, then returned to Louisville and lived there until he died.