Famous University Of Maryland Eastern Shore Alumni People

Famous University Of Maryland Eastern Shore Alumni

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List Criteria: People on this list must have gone to University of Maryland Eastern Shore and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Maryland Eastern Shore, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Maryland Eastern Shore include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Maryland Eastern Shore alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Maryland Eastern Shore 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 University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

List ranges from Clarence Clemons to Art Shell, plus much more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Maryland Eastern Shore?” and “Which celebrities are University of Maryland Eastern Shore alumni?”



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    Clarence Anicholas Clemons, Jr., also known as The Big Man, was an American musician and actor. He was reported to be 6'5" tall. From 1972 until his death, he was a prominent member of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, playing the tenor saxophone. He released several solo albums and in 1985, had a hit ...more

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    • Profession: Musician, Actor, Athlete
    • Age: Died at 69 (1942-2011)
    • Birthplace: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States of America
    • Credits: Blues Brothers 2000, New York, New York, Fatal Instinct, Howie
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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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    Arthur Lee "Art" Shell, Jr. is an American former collegiate and professional football player in the American Football League and later in the NFL, a Hall of Fame offensive tackle, and a two-time former head coach of the Oakland Raiders. He holds the distinction of becoming the second-ever African ...more

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    • Profession: Coach, American football player
    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America
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    Roger Brown
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    Roger Lee Brown is a former American football defensive tackle who retired after the 1969 NFL season.more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America
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    Anthony Andrew Jones is an American football coach and former player. He served as head coach at Morehouse College from 1999 to 2001, and Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University from 2002 to 2013, compiling a career college football record of 101 wins and 70 losses. Jones played eight seasons as ...more

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    • Profession: Coach, American football player
    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
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    Gerald Irons

    Gerald Irons is a former American professional football player who played ten seasons in the National Football League. His youngest son Grant Irons played for the Oakland Raiders. Eldest son Gerald, Jr. played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and middle son Jarrett was the fifth junior elected captain for ...more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Gary, Indiana, United States of America
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    Jim Duncan

    Jim Duncan, nicknamed "Butch", was a professional American football player. He played defensive back for the Baltimore Colts and New Orleans Saints between 1969 and 1972. He started in Super Bowl V for the Colts. He was found to have committed suicide with a policeman's revolver in 1972.more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: Died at 26 (1946-1972)
    • Birthplace: Lancaster, South Carolina, United States of America
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    John B. Sample, Jr. was an American football defensive back who played in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Washington Redskins, and in the American Football League for the New York Jets. Sample had the distinction of beginning and ending his career with ...more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: Died at 68 (1937-2005)
    • Birthplace: Cape Charles, Virginia, United States of America
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    Moses Denson

    Moses Denson is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Denson played three seasons for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He was a CFL all-star ...more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 71
    • Birthplace: Vredenburgh, Alabama, United States of America
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    Sherman Eugene Plunkett was an American football offensive tackle who played in the National Football League from and in the American Football League from, for the San Diego Chargers and the New York Jets. He was an American Football League All-Star in 1964 and 1966 and a 1st Team All-Pro All-AFL in ...more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: Died at 56 (1933-1989)
    • Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States of America
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    Carl Blake Hairston is a former professional American football player and is currently the defensive line coach for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. Hairston has played in one Super Bowl and coached in another during his 30 seasons in the National Football League. Among his 15 years in the ...more

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    • Profession: Coach, American football player
    • Age: age 63
    • Birthplace: Martinsville city, Virginia, United States of America
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    Charlie Stukes

    Charlie Stukes, is a former professional American Football defensive back. He started in Super Bowl V for the Baltimore Colts. He previously worked as an Assistant Principal at Oscar Smith High School in Chesapeake, Virginia. He currently works at the same school as an Administrative Assistant.more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: Chesapeake, Virginia, United States of America
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    Emerson Boozer is a former running back in the American Football League and in the NFL. In the last year of separate drafts by the AFL and the NFL, Boozer signed with the AFL's New York Jets, rather than with an NFL team. He played his entire professional career with the Jets. Boozer was a member of the ...more

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    • Profession: Actor, American football player
    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States of America
    • Credits: Velvet Smooth
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    Mack Alston

    Mack C. Alston, Jr. was a professional American football player. A 6'2", 231 lb. tight end from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Alston played 11 seasons from 1970-1980 in the National Football League. He died in December 2014.more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 68
    • Birthplace: Georgetown, South Carolina, United States of America
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    Hoover J. Wright

    Hoover J. Wright was an American football and track and field coach in the United States.more

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    • Profession: Coach
    • Age: age 87
    • Birthplace: Hebron, Maryland, United States of America
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    Meredith Smith was the head men's basketball coach at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore from 2007 to 2008. He replaced Larry Lessett in 2007. Smith is an alumnus of UMES, having graduated in 1975.more

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    Earl Christy

    Earl Oliver Christy is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for three seasons for the New York Jets.more

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    • Age: age 72
    • Birthplace: Perryman, Maryland, United States of America
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    Merrecia James

    Merrecia James is a track and field middle distance athlete, competing collegiately for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She is the daughter of Merle Stewart and William James of Jamaica. She has six brothers and two sisters. Represented Jamaica at the North American Central American Caribbean ...more

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    • Age: age 29
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    Bill Belk

    William Arthur Belk is a former American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 6th round of the 1968 NFL Draft. He played college football at Maryland Eastern Shore. He played for the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Lancaster, South Carolina, United States of America
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    William Allen Thompson is a former American football cornerback and safety in the National Football league. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 1969 NFL Draft. He played college football at Maryland State College. Thompson was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and was inducted ...more

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    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

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