Paul "Bear" William Bryant: The story of his life
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My name is Lily Hasty and I am a sixth grader at Holman Middle School in Henrico County. The purpose of this website is for a research project in English class. We have been working on this project for the past several weeks in class and at home.
Paul William Bryant was born on September 11, 1913 in Moro Bottom, Arkansas. He was the eleventh child of William and Ida Bryant's twelve children. By the age of thirteen he was 6,1 and 180 pounds. He got his nickname from wrestling a bear from a traveling circus. He was an offensive lineman for Fordyce High School. He earned all-state honors for the 1931 Arkansas High School Football Championship.
Bryant became an assistant coach in 1936 for Alabama. He later on became the head coach for the Alabama college football team. He coached for many years and during that time period he had 323 victories. He encouraged Nick Saban to become the head coach of Alabama's football team. He became one of the most accomplished Alabama football coach.