Johnny Majors

Johnny Majors

Original Name John Terrill Majors
Birth
Lynchburg, Moore County, Tennessee, USA
Death 3 Jun 2020 (aged 85)
Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID 210766357 · View Source
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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 (1973–1976, 1993–1996), 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.

Bio by: Gene Cross Jr


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Gene Cross Jr
  • Added: 3 Jun 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 210766357
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