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Johnny Majors

College Football Player + College Football Coach
Male
Born May 21, 1935
Age 81
Hometown Lynchburg, Tennessee

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.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1935 Birth Born on May 21, 1935.

TWENTIES

1956 21 Years Old 1 More Event
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.
1957 22 Years Old Majors is a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. He played for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League in 1957 and then became an assistant coach at several schools.

THIRTIES

1968 33 Years Old Majors was the 24th head football coach for the Iowa State University Cyclones located in Ames, Iowa and he held that position for five seasons, from 1968 until 1972. … Read More
1973 38 Years Old After Iowa State, Majors found his greatest success as coach of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers in 1973. … Read More

FORTIES

1976 41 Years Old 1 More Event
His 1976 Pittsburgh squad won a national championship after capping a 12 - season with a victory in the Sugar Bowl. Majors was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a player in 1987. Majors played high school football for the Huntland Hornets of Franklin County, Tennessee. They won the state championship in 1951. … Read More

FIFTIES

1989 54 Years Old In 1989, the Majors-led Vols followed a 5 - 6 season with a 11 - 1 season, the largest turnaround of the year.
1992 57 Years Old 1 More Event
Majors was forced to resign as Tennessee's football coach during the closing weeks of the 1992 football season. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1996 61 Years Old He retired from coaching following the 1996 NCAA season and served at Pitt in the position of Special Assistant to the Athletic Director and Chancellor until the summer of 2007. … Read More
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