Keith Dunnavant

Keith Dunnavant is a leading American sports writer and historian. His books include definitive biographies of football icons Paul “Bear” Bryant (Coach) and Bart Starr (America’s Quarterback) and two other classics about the sport, The Missing Ring and The Fifty-Year Seduction. A native of Alabama who spent most of his career in Atlanta and New York, he covered sports business for BusinessWeek and was also a magazine feature writer.

Books by this Author

The definitive portrait of Paul “Bear” Bryant, the most successful college football coach in history.

Just five weeks after coaching his final football game for the University of Alabama, Paul “Bear” Bryant passed away. The impact he had on the state of Alabama and the entire college football world cannot be overstated.

For twenty-five years as the head coach of the Crimson Tide, and thirteen years before that at Maryland, Kentucky, and Texas A&M, Bear Bryant’s outsized...