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Johnny Majors, legendary college football player and coach, dead at 85

Added 06-03-20 10:43:02am EST - “Johnny Majors, a legendary college football player and coach, has died, the University of Pittsburgh announced Wednesday. He was 85.” - Foxnews.com

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Johnny Majors, a legendary college football player and coach, has died, the University of Pittsburgh announced Wednesday. He was 85.

Jackie Sherrill, who worked with Majors at Pittsburgh, also confirmed the news of Majors’ passing, according to the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

“John Majors, 1935-2020. He led us to our greatest glory and changed Pitt forever. Thank you, Coach. Rest in peace,” the Pittsburgh Panthers tweeted.

Majors was an All-American running back for the Tennessee Volunteers. He played for the school from 1953 to 1956. He lost the Heisman Trophy in 1956 to Notre Dame’s Paul Hornug.

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