Bear Bryant
Bear Bryant
Paul "Bear" Bryant {1913-1983} set a new record for wins by a college football coach in 1981, when the University of Alabama Crimson Tide beat the Tigers of Auburn University. Bryant himself had played football at the University of Alabama. Legend has it that he earned his nickname wrestling a bear for $1 at a carnival. Instantly recognizable in his hounds-tooth hat and sport jacket, Bryant won six national championships and amassed an incredible career record of 323 wins, 85 losses, and 17 ties.
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