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Johnny Majors

American college football player, college football coach

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Johnny Majors: American college football player, college football coach
John Terrill Majors was a former American football player and coach. A standout halfback at the University of Tennessee, he was an All-American in 1956 and a two-time winner of the Southeastern Conference Most Valuable Player award, in 1955 and 1956. He finished second to Paul Hornung in voting for the Heisman Trophy in 1956. Majors served as the head football coach at Iowa State University (1968–1972), the University of Pittsburgh, and Tennessee (1977–1992), compiling a career college football record of 185–137–10. His 1976 Pittsburgh squad won a national championship after capping a 12–0 season with a victory in the Sugar Bowl. Majors was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1987.


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Legendary Tennessee, Pittsburgh football coach Johnny Majors dies at age 85

Johnny Majors, a legendary coach for the Tennessee and Pittsburgh football teams and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, has died. He was 85.
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