BYU'S LaVell Edwards To Receive 2013 Paul "Bear" Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award

 BYU'S LaVell Edwards To Receive 2013 Paul "Bear" Bryant Lifetime Achievement

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HOUSTON, Sept. 17, 2012

American Heart Association with Title Sponsor Marathon Oil Corporation Honor
Legendary Football Coach on Jan. 17, 2013 in Houston

HOUSTON, Sept.17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --American Heart Association
announced today former Brigham Young University coach and 10^th all time
winningest coach in Division I football history LaVell Edwards will be named
recipient of the 2013 Paul "Bear" Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award at the
27^th Annual Marathon Oil Corporation Paul Bear Bryant Awards held on Jan. 17,
2013 in Houston.


Edwards' extraordinary life and contributions to college football will be
acknowledged during the awards dinner which benefits the American Heart
Association and recognizes excellence in coaching on and off the field during
a career, allowing recipients to take their place in history alongside legends
such as Paul "Bear" Bryant. Recent Lifetime Achievement recipients include
Hayden Fry, Tom Osborne, Barry Switzer, Bo Schembechler and Bobby Bowden.

Considered a legend in the football profession, Edwards is a man of many
hats. After 29 years as head coach of the BYU football team, he ranked third
among active coaches and seven in the all-time wins list, with a record of 257
wins, 101 losses and 3 ties. Under his direction, BYU won a national
championship, 19 conference championships, a Heisman Trophy, 2 Outland
Trophies, 4 Davey O'Brien Awards, and appeared in 21 bowl games. He has twice
been honored as the national coach of the year, has received many conference
and district accolades, and has been feted by a myriad of state and national
organizations, not just for his accomplishments on the field, but for the
integrity and class he added to the profession.

The Marathon Oil Corporation Paul "Bear" Bryant Awards, benefiting the
American Heart Association, honor excellence in coaching while raising funds
to fight heart disease and stroke. Bryant suffered a heart attack prior to
his death in 1983. Funds raised benefit heart disease and stroke research,
community education and outreach programs of the American Heart Association.
For more information on the Bryant Awards, or to purchase tickets or a table
for the event, visit or call 713-610-5000.

About American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary
health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our
mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating
these diseases – America's No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We fund cutting-edge
research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and
advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all
Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit

About Marathon Oil Corporation

Marathon Oil is an independent international energy company. Based in Houston,
Texas, Marathon Oil had net proved reserves at the end of 2011 of 1.8 billion
barrels of oil equivalent in North America, Europe and Africa. For more
information, please visit the Company's website at

Media Contact:
Shelly White Millwee
American Heart Association
713-610-5041 or

SOURCE American Heart Association

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