Johnny Majors had his share of monumental triumphs with the Vols

AP photo by Wade Payne / Former Tennessee football coach and star player Johnny Majors, shown before the Vols' home game against South Carolina on Oct. 14, 2017, stayed connected with the program even after his tenure in Knoxville ended.

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):