Bobby Majors
No. 44, 24
Position:Defensive back
Personal information
Born: (1949-07-07) July 7, 1949 (age 74)
Lynchburg, Tennessee
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:193 lb (88 kg)
Career information
NFL Draft:1972 / Round: 3 / Pick: 76
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at · PFR

Robert Owen Majors (born July 7, 1949) is a former American football defensive back who played one season with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL).[1] He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 1972 NFL Draft. Majors played college football at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He was a consensus All-American in 1971.[2] He was also a member of the Memphis Southmen of the World Football League (WFL).[3] He is the younger brother of former Tennessee head coach Johnny Majors.

College career

In 1970, Majors set the single-season Tennessee Volunteers record for interceptions with ten and the Volunteers led the NCAA with 36 interceptions. He returned punts and kicks as a member of the Volunteers. He holds the school records for career punt returns with 117 and career punt return yardage with 1,163. Majors had 13 career interceptions at Tennessee.[4] He was named to the University of Tennessee 100-year team as the "Defensive Back of All Time".[5] He was a consensus All-American in 1971. He was named All-SEC in 1970 and 1971. Majors was named to the 2011 SEC Football Legends Class.[6]

Professional career

Majors was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL with the seventy-sixth pick in the 1972 NFL Draft.[7] He signed with the Eagles in May 1972.[8] He was signed by the NFL's Cleveland Browns in October 1972.[9] Majors appeared in nine games for the Browns in 1972. He spent the 1974 season with the Memphis Southmen of the WFL.[10]

Personal life

Bobby's four brothers Johnny, Bill, Larry and Joe also played football. Their father, Shirley Majors, was a college football coach at Sewanee.[11][12]


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  2. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved August 16, 2014.
  3. ^ "Bobby Majors". Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "UT IN NCAA/SEC RECORD BOOKS" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  5. ^ "MAJORS, BOBBY". Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  6. ^ "Bobby Majors Named 2011 SEC Legend". November 3, 2011. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  7. ^ "1972 NFL Draft". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  8. ^ "Bobby Majors To Join The Eagles". Gettysburg Times. Associated Press. May 17, 1972. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  9. ^ "Browns Obtain Bobby Majors". Herald-Journal. Associated Press. October 13, 1972. Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  10. ^ "1974 WFL Team Pages". Retrieved August 20, 2014.
  11. ^ UPI (April 7, 1981). "Shirley Majors of Football Family In Tennessee, a Longtime Coach". The New York Times. Retrieved June 7, 2010.
  12. ^ Litvack, Samara (November 27, 2009). "UT legend Bobby Majors talks life, football and life after football". Retrieved August 20, 2014.