Analysis Of The Movie ' Forrest Gump '

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Nathaniel Pushee
English 10
March 10, 2017
Forrest Gump
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Forrest Gump was in college between the 1961 and 1966
Forrest Gump during his college year played football for Alabama. He became a star player because of his ability to run faster than most college players. While he was in college there were other major sporting events going on. In the college mainstream, there was the 1961 College Football National Championship Between Alabama and Ohio State. Alabama’s coach was Bear Bryant. He had a record of 323-85-17 which was a record for most wins by the time he retired. He won 15 conference titles, and Alabama was top 25 for 32 of his 38 seasons. Bear Bryant is in the Hall of Fame and one of the
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