Johnny Majors led the University of Tennessee to one Southeastern Conference football championship as a senior tailback in 1956 and to three more as its head coach in 1985, 1989 and 1990.
Majors died Wednesday morning at the age of 85, but not before leaving a player-mentor legacy for the Volunteers that may never be matched. That mentoring apparently continued well after his days of walking the Neyland Stadium sideline ended in 1992.
"We lost a Tennessee legend in Coach Majors," Vols senior left guard Trey Smith posted Wednesday on Twitter. "Coach was always charismatic and encouraging when I spoke to him. Rest in peace, Coach. It's a sad day."
Tennessee's only two-time winner of the SEC's player of the year award wound up accumulating a 116-62-8 record as the coach of the Vols, with these serving as his five biggest wins (listed in chronological order):