Bear Bryant biography
Born in Moro Bottom, near Fordyce, Arkansas, on September 11, 1913, Bear Bryant played football at University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. After serving in World War II, he became head coach at the University of Maryland and Texas A&M University before settling at his alma mater. During his 25 years at University of Alabama, Bryant coached the team to a record-setting 323 wins. He also recruited the first black player, and coached future pros George Blanda and Joe Namath.