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Johnny Majors
1956
Tailback
Huntland

Johnny Majors is recognized as one of the greatest Tennessee single-wing tailbacks in school history.

In 1956, Majors ran, passed and kicked the Vols to a 10-0 regular season mark and finshed runner-up to Notre Dame's Paul Hornung in the Heisman Trophy race. Majors captured back-to-back SEC Player of the Honors following the 1956 campaign.

He collected 1,622 yards on the ground and threw for 1,135 yards, scoring 16 touchdowns during his UT career. With his leg, he booted 83 punts for a 39.1-yard average. He also returned 36 punts for 438 yards and ran back 15 kickoffs for 344 yards.

Majors returned to The Hill as head coach in 1977 after leading Pittsburgh to the national title. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987.

CAREER RUSHING STATISTICS
Class/Year No. Yards Avg. TD
Sophomore 1954 96 416 4.3 2
Junior 1955 183 657 3.6 6
Senior 1956 108 549 5.1 7
Totals 387 1,622 4.2 15

CAREER PASSING STATISTICS
Class/Year Att. Cmp. Pct. Yards Int. TD
Sophomore 1954 24 8 33.3 107 4 1
Junior 1955 65 36 55.4 476 5 5
Senior 1956 59 36 61.0 552 3 5
Totals 148 80 54.1 1,135 12 11

CAREER PUNT RETURN STATISTICS
Class/Year No. Yards Avg. TD Long
Sophomore 1954 5 118 23.6 1 -
Junior 1955 21 234 11.1 0 -
Senior 1956 10 86 8.6 0 -
Totals 36 438 12.2 1 -

CAREER KICKOFF RETURN STATISTICS
Class/Year No. Yards Avg. TD Long
Sophomore 1954 4 81 20.3 0 -
Junior 1955 5 128 25.6 0 -
Senior 1956 6 135 22.5 0 -
Totals 15 344 22.9 0 -

CAREER PUNTING STATISTICS
Class/Year No. Yards Avg. Long
Sophomore 1954 18 619 34.4 -
Junior 1955 39 1,509 38.7 -
Senior 1956 26 1,118 43.0 -
Totals 83 3,246 39.1 -

CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
Class/Year UT AT Total Hits FR FC Sacks TFL INT
Sophomore 1954 - - - - - - - 1
Junior 1955 - - - - - - - 1
Senior 1956 - - - - - - - 0
Totals - - - - - - - 2
 

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