Famous Delaware State University Alumni People

Famous Delaware State University Alumni

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List Criteria: People on this list must have gone to Delaware State University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Delaware State University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Delaware State University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Delaware State University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Delaware State University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Delaware State University.

List contains graduates like John Taylor, Clifford Brown.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Delaware State University?” and “Which celebrities are Delaware State University alumni?”



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    Clifford Brown
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    Clifford Brown, aka "Brownie", was an American jazz trumpeter. He died at the age of 25 in a car accident, leaving behind only four years' worth of recordings. Nonetheless, he had a considerable influence on later jazz trumpet players, including Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Booker Little, and Freddie ...more

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    • Profession: Musician, Trumpeter, Composer
    • Age: Died at 26 (1930-1956)
    • Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America
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    Wayne Gilchrest

    Wayne Gilchrest
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    Wayne Thomas Gilchrest is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives who represented Maryland's 1st congressional district. In 2008, the moderate Gilchrest was defeated in the Republican primary by State Senator Andy Harris.more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Rahway, New Jersey, United States of America
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    Jamaal J. Jackson is a former American football center. He played for nine seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. After playing college football for Delaware State, he was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He was the Eagles' starting center from 2005 ...more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America
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    Clarence Weathers is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League. Weathers played nine seasons for the New England Patriots, the Cleveland Browns, the Indianapolis Colts, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Green Bay Packers.more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America
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    John Gregory Taylor is a former American football wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers. Taylor attended Pennsauken High School and was one of six NFL players to come from PHS during the 1980s. Taylor attended Delaware State College and was a member of their football team, the Hornets. He was a ...more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: Pennsauken Township, New Jersey, United States of America
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    Rod Milstead

    Roderick Leon Milstead is a former American football guard in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Delaware State University. Milstead was drafted in the fifth round of the 1992 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 46
    • Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
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    Darnerien McCants

    Darnerien McCants is a former gridiron football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Delaware State. McCants played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Baltimore Ravens and Montreal Alouettes.more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Odenton, Maryland, United States of America
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    Emanual Davis

    Emanual Davis is a retired American professional basketball player. As a 6'4" point guard, Davis played college basketball at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware. Davis was never drafted by an National Basketball Association team, and played in the Continental Basketball Association, Italian ...more

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    • Profession: Basketball player
    • Age: age 47
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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    Lybrant Robinson

    Lybrant G. Robinson is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Delaware State University and was drafted in the fifth round of the 1989 NFL Draft. Robinson later became a starter in the CFL with the Ottawa Rough ...more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Salisbury, Maryland, United States of America
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    Reggie Barnes

    Reggie Barnes was a star running back in the Canadian Football League. Barnes attended the Delaware State University where he rushed for 1336 yards in 1988 and 3282 during his college career. He was not drafted by the NFL, but signed as a free agent with the New York Jets in 1989 where he spent the ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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    Steve Davis

    Steve Davis is a retired professional American football running back. He played for five seasons in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Jets.more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
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    Leroy Thompson is a former fullback/linebacker in the Arena Football League for 13 years. He has played for the Albany / Indiana Firebirds, the New Orleans VooDoo and the Columbus Destroyers. He played college football at Delaware State University where he was a first team Division I-AA All-American and ...more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Camden, New Jersey, United States of America
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    Clyde Bishop

    Clyde Bishop
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    Dr. Clyde Bishop is an American diplomat. He was the U.S. Ambassador to the Marshall Islands from 2006 to 2009. He is a member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service and is class of Minister Counselor.more

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    • Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America
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    Shaheer McBride

    Shaheer McBride is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Delaware State. McBride has also played for the Hartford Colonials.more

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    • Age: age 30
    • Birthplace: Chester, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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    David G. Turner

    David G. Turner is a Canadian astronomer and professor in the department of astronomy & physics at Saint Mary's University. He was the editor of the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada from 1995-2000, and continues as review editor. His research interests include, and are not limited to: ...more

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    Quincy A. Lucas

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    Walter Tullis

    Walter Tullis is a former wide receiver in the National Football League. He was drafted in the twelfth round of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins and later played two seasons with the Green Bay Packers.more

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    • Age: age 62
    • Birthplace: Americus, Georgia, United States of America
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    Tom Davis

    Tom Davis is a former American basketball player who is best known for his college career at Delaware State University between 1987–88 and 1990–91. Davis grew up in Willingboro Township, New Jersey and attended Willingboro High School. He was a four-year starter on the boys' basketball team. When it ...more

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    • Age: age 45
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