Bobby Majors

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university of tennessee
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Talk about high expectations – imagine being the final Majors brother to play at the University of Tennessee. Luckily for Bobby Majors, he was also probably the best all-round athlete of the five. And like the finale of a fireworks show, he blazed through UT as one of the best defensive backs of all time, bringing pride to the legendary family name. A model of versatility as a football player, Bobby Majors played free safety, was one of the best punt and kickoff returners in the nation, and also handled punting chores. A consensus All-American in 1971, Bobby Majors is possibly the only player to ever win Defensive Player of the Year in the SEC and be awarded Offensive Player of the Game by ABC-TV during the Penn State game. In that game, he returned two kickoffs 113 yards and two punts eighty-two yards, including one for a touchdown. Following his brilliant college career, Bobby Majors played for the NFL Cleveland Browns. In 1974 he joined the World Football League before retiring in 1975. Successful beyond the playing field, Bobby Majors now works with Cookeville Electric Motors. He had the honor of being elected to the UT 100-year team as “Defensive Back of All Time.” Patriarch Shirley Majors, considered a tremendous teacher and one of the finest technicians in the coaching profession, was certainly not let down by the amazing playing career of his youngest son, Bobby.

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