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Jimmy Johnson


James William Johnson

Inducted 2012

Date of Birth



Port Arthur, TX


University of Miami (1984-1988)

Oklahoma State University (1979-1983)


The Oklahoma State head coach from 1979-83 and Miami head coach from 1984-88, Jimmy Johnson continuously led his teams to victory, earning the national title with the Hurricanes in 1987. Johnson began his head coaching career in Stillwater, leading the Cowboys to a 29-25-3 mark. While At Miami, Johnson enjoyed a 52-9 mark in five seasons with five New Year’s Day bowl appearances. During his final four seasons in Miami, he posted a remarkable 44-4 record, including four top-ten finishes and two national title appearances. He earned two National Coach of the Year distinctions while coaching 12 first-team All-America players. Johnson’s tenure was the genesis of an NCAA-record 58 home-game winning streak, which lasted from 1985-94. Johnson became the first person to win a college national championship as a player and coach and lead a team to a Super Bowl victory when he guided the Dallas Cowboys to victories in back-to-back Super Bowl appearances following the 1992 and 1993 seasons.


Wins 81

Losses 34

Ties 3

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