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Former UT football player and coach, Johnny Majors, has been released from the hospital following a successful heart surgery.

The heart valve procedure took place at UT Medical Center on March 6. Majors will now continue his recovery at home.

"I want to express my appreciation for my doctors, nurses and the support staff at UT Medical Center. I look forward to getting out and about," said Majors in a statement.

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A Tennessee football legend remains in the hospital, after heart surgery last week.

Former coach and player Johnny Majors had hoped to go home from UT Medical Center over the weekend, but he remains in the hospital in stable condition.

He released this statement on Monday: "Under the circumstances, I feel very good. Since coming in for my procedure, I've had confidence in the wonderful medical care and the decision making of my physicians. I've been extremely pleased with the care and attention I've received from the personnel at UT Medical Center to aid me in my recovery period. I appreciate the support of friends and family and also of supporters of mine from Tennessee and other parts of the country."

We're hoping for a quick and speedy recovery for Coach Majors!

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Former UT football coach Johnny Majors is recovering after undergoing heart surgery.

According to officials at UT Medical Center, the legendary coach had a heart valve procedure Thursday. His doctors say the surgery went well. They say he is recovering at the hospital and is expected to go home sometime this weekend.

The 78-year-old All American was runner up for the Heisman trophy when he played for Tennessee during the 1950s.

The former tailback returned to Rocky Top to coach in 1977, leading the Vols to three SEC championships.

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