Paul W. "Bear" Bryant, 1913-1983

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Title

Paul W. "Bear" Bryant, 1913-1983

Subject

Bryant, Paul W., 1913-1983
University of Alabama
Football coaches

Description

Coach Paul W. "Bear" Bryant without his trademark houndstooth hat.

Bryant was born in rural Arkansas in 1913 and helped work the family farm. He played on an Arkansas high school championship team and earned a scholarship to join the Crimson Tide. After positions at Maryland, Kentucky and Texas A&M he became the head coach at Alabama were he stayed for 25 seasons. Bryant retired in 1982 with a career record of 323-85-17.

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He is considered one of the world's greatest college football coach and remains one of the most successful coaches in history. His ability to connect with and motivate players created winning programs at several schools. Bryant is best known, however, for his tenure at the University of Alabama, where he led the Crimson Tide to six national championships, 24 bowl games, 14 conference titles, and three undefeated seasons.

http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1420

Creator

University of Alabama

Source

Tuscaloosa Public Library

Contributor

Tuscaloosa Public Library
Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

802

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

4 inches by 6 inches

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