Paul "Bear" Bryant

Paul "Bear" Bryant (1913-1983) in his last appearance at Birmingham's Legion Field in 1982. At the time of his retirement, Bryant held the record for most wins as an NCAA Division I head coach. During the 1960s and 1970s, the University of Alabama Crimson Tide, under Bryant's coaching, earned six national championships and had three undefeated seasons.

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