KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Former Tennessee football star and coach Johnny Majors is in stable condition at the University of Tennessee Medical Center after a heart valve procedure.
UT Medical Center spokesman Jim Ragonese sent an email to the Knoxville News-Sentinel on Friday saying the 78-year-old Majors had a heart valve procedure Thursday. A hospital nursing supervisor who didn't give her name told The Associated Press on Friday night that Majors was in stable condition.
Majors played at Tennessee from 1954-56, finishing second in Heisman Trophy voting as a senior. He went 185-137-10 as a coach at Iowa State (1968-72), Pittsburgh (1973-76, 1993-96) and Tennessee (1977-92), leading Pittsburgh to the 1976 national title. He entered the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987.