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Johnny Majors

Born: May 21, 1935

Birthplace: Lynchburg

Profession: American football player

Nationality: United States

Johnny Majors

Date of Birth : May 21, 1935
Birth Place : Lynchburg

Johnny Majors is 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, the University of Pittsburgh, and Tennessee, 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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