KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Johnny Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh's 1976 national championship football team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died.
Majors died Wednesday at his home in Knoxville, according to his wife. He was 85.
Majors compiled a 185-137-10 record in 29 seasons as a head coach at Iowa State, Pitt and Tennessee.
In his playing days, he finished second to Notre Dame's Paul Hornung in the 1956 Heisman Trophy balloting.
Majors was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987.