More than 1000 people, including a throng of Paul Bryant's former players, pay $125 a plate at a black tie dinner at the Sheraton Hotel in Washington, D.C. honoring the fabled Bama coach. In a telephone call, President Ronald Reagan tells Bryant: "The real contribution you have made are the differences you have made in the lives of so many young people."
Coach Frank Thomas set the stage for long-term wins
The Paul W. Bryant Museum
Twelve and Counting: The National Championships of Alabama Football
Johnny Mack Brown: Star on the gridiron and silver screen
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