Alexander Statement on the Passing of Johnny Majors

Posted on June 3, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 3, 2020 — United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the passing of legendary University of Tennessee player and coach, Johnny Majors:

“As a teenager, I rode the White Star Lines bus from Maryville to Knoxville and sold all my UT programs before the game started so I could watch every Johnny Majors run and pass and punt and quick kick. When he played the game, he WAS Tennessee football, and the Majors family became the First Family of Tennessee football. I got to know Johnny well when he was coach of the Volunteers, and I was university president. That friendship continued for many years. Honey and I send our sympathy and our great respect for Johnny’s life to Mary Lynn and to the entire Majors family.”