Football coach in the NCAA and NFL from 1958 to 1996. He won a number of Coach of the Year awards in 1992 for his work with Alabama.
He was a star football player at Texas A&M and helped the team win the Southwest Conference championship in 1956.
He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010.
He had five children with his wife Ruth Ann Jack.
His coaching career began as a defensive assistant for Bear Bryant at Alabama.