PHOTOS: Johnny Majors through the years

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Legendary Tennessee coach and player Johnny Majors through the years in photos. Majors died Tuesday at age 85.  Coaches, players, media members and fans reacted to the news.

University of Pittsburgh head football coach Johnny Majors is carried off of the field by Justin Wade, left, and Nate Cochran, right, after beating Rutgers in Pittsburgh, Pa., 24-9, Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996. This is Majors last game as head coach for the Panthers. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Johnny Majors, Head Coach for the University of Tennessee Volunteers stands with his team during the NCAA Southeastern Conference college football game against the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish on 10 November 1990 at the Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Notre Dame won the game 34 – 29. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Allsport/Getty Images)
Johnny Majors, Head Coach for the University of Tennessee Volunteers stands with his team during the NCAA Southeastern Conference college football game against the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish on 9 November 1991 at the Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, Indiana, United States. The Tennessee Volunteers won the game 35 – 34. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Allsport/Getty Images)
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FILE – In this April 14, 2018, file photo, Blue team coach Johnny Majors, a former Pittsburgh NCAA college football coach, is shown before the annual Blue Gold game in Pittsburgh. Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died. He was 85. Majors died Wednesday morning, June 3, 2020, at home in Knoxville, Tenn., according to a statement from his wife, Mary Lynn Majors.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
Johnny Majors, Head Coach for the University of Tennessee Volunteers stands with his team during the NCAA Southeastern Conference college football game against the University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish on 10 November 1990 at the Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Notre Dame won the game 34 – 29. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Allsport/Getty Images)
21 Oct 1995: Head coach Johnny Majors of the Pitt Panthers looks on from the sideline as he watches the Panthers 17-16 loss to the Miami Hurricanes at Pitt Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Former Tennessee head football coach Johnny Majors waves to fans as he and members of the 1998 football team are introduced in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
Former Tennessee player and head coach Johnny Majors, center, stands with Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, left, and his wife Mary Lynn Majors after his No. 45 jersey was retired before an NCAA college football game between Florida and Tennessee, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
3 Sep 1994: Head coach Johnny Majors of the Pitt Panthers shouts instructions to his players from the sideline as he watches the Panthers 30-28 loss to the Texas Longhorns at Pitt Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
21 Oct 1995: Head coach Johnny Majors of the Pitt Panthers steps onto the field to congradulate quarterback Pete Gonzalez #10 following a successful offensive series in the Panthers 17-16 loss to the Miami Hurricanes at Pitt Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsyl
FILE – In this Aug. 23, 1976, file photo, University of Pittsburgh head coach Johnny Majors is shown with All-American halfback Heisman Trophy candidate Tony Dorsett, right, and middle guard Al Romano, left, during Fan Appreciation Day at Pitt Stadium in Pittsburgh. Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died. He was 85. Majors died Wednesday morning, June 3, 2020, at home in Knoxville, Tenn., according to a statement from his wife, Mary Lynn Majors. (AP Photo/MK, File)
University of Tennessee coach Johnny Majors rides victorious on the shoulders of the Tennessee Volunteers after the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 18, 1983. Tennessee defeated University of Maryland’s Terrapins 30-23. (AP Photo/Kirk McKoy)
Former Tennessee head football coach Johnny Majors is seen before an NCAA college football game between Tennessee and South Carolina Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
FILE – In this 1973 file photo, Pittsburgh NCAA college football coach Johnny Majors gestures from the sideline in Pittsburgh. Majors, the coach of Pittsburgh’s 1976 national championship team and a former coach and star player at Tennessee, has died. He was 85. Majors died Wednesday morning, June 3, 2020, at home in Knoxville, Tenn., according to a statement from his wife, Mary Lynn Majors. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck, File)

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