Notable athletes who wore No. 45

Tennessee (1-0) will play at No. 14 Pittsburgh (1-0) Saturday in Week 2.

Kickoff between the Vols and Panthers at Acrisure Stadium is slated for 3:30 p.m. EDT. ABC will televise the Johnny Majors Classic. Sean McDonough, Todd Blackledge and Molly McGrath are on the call.

Saturday’s matchup between the Vols and Panthers is the second Johnny Majors Classic.

Majors served as Pittsburgh’s head coach from 1973-76 and 1993-96, winning the 1976 national championship.

After winning the 1976 national championship with Pittsburgh, Majors returned to his alma mater, Tennessee, as the Vols’ head coach. Majors won the Southeastern Conference championship at Tennessee in 1985, 1989 and 1990.

He was an All-American tailback and a Heisman Memorial Trophy runner-up for the Vols in 1956 and a two-time Southeastern Conference MVP in 1955-56. Majors was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987.

Majors wore jersey No. 45 at Tennessee. Ahead of the second Johnny Majors Classic, Vols Wire looks at notable athletes who wore jersey No. 45.

Johnny Majors

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Michael Jordan

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Archie Griffin

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Bob Gibson

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Jody Shelley

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Pedro Martinez

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Mario Balotelli

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Rudy Tomjanovich

Manny Rubio-USA TODAY Sports

Sami Vatanen

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Kenny Easley

Manny Rubio-USA TODAY Sports

Emlen Tunnell


A.J. Johnson

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Alexandre Carrier

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Ahmard Hall

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Keon Johnson

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Michael Jordan

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Shawn Bradley


Bo Outlaw

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Geoff Petrie

Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Phil Chenier

Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Ernie Davis

Tony Tomsic- USA TODAY Sports

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire