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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Abilene Christian University and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, including John Layfield and Daniel Johnston.

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

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John Layfield is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Wrestler, Actor, Writer John Charles Layfield is an American retired professional wrestler and current color commentator in WWE, as part of the broadcast team on Raw, Main Event, and PPVs under the ring name John ...more

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Bonnie Curtis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Film Producer Bonnie Kathleen Curtis is an American film producer whose credits include Saving Private Ryan, A.I., Minority Report, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven Spielberg. Her first ...more

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Ronnie Dunn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter Ronnie Gene Dunn is an American country music singer-songwriter and record executive. He is best known for being one-half of Brooks & Dunn. In 2011, Dunn began working as a solo artist ...more

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Ted Poe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Judge, Politician Lloyd "Ted" Poe is a Republican politician currently representing Texas's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. The district includes many eastern ...more

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Cline Paden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Evangelist, Pastor, Teacher Cline Rex Paden was a prominent Churches of Christ evangelist and missionary who, in 1962, founded what became the Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock, Texas. The institute offers ...more

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Gordon M. Bethune is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Gordon M. Bethune Businessperson Gordon M. Bethune is a retired US airline executive. He was the CEO of Continental Airlines from 1994 until his retirement at the end of 2004. He currently serves on the boards of Honeywell, ...more

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Danieal Manning is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
American football player Danieal LaCraig Manning is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

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Jeev Milkha Singh is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Jeev Milkha Singh Golfer Jeev Milkha Singh is an Indian professional golfer who became the first player from India to join the European Tour in 1998. He has won four events on the European Tour, becoming the most ...more

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Janice Hahn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Politician Janice Kay Hahn is the U.S. Representative from California's 44th congressional district and a member of the Democratic Party. She was previously a Los Angeles City Councilwoman representing the ...more

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Daniel Johnston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Musician, Singer-songwriter Daniel Dale Johnston is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and artist. Johnston was the subject of the 2005 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston.

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David Leeson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Journalist, Photojournalist, Photographer David Leeson is a staff photographer for The Dallas Morning News. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in 2004, together with Cheryl Diaz Meyer, for coverage of the Iraq War. ...more

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Randall
Actor, Professional Boxer Randall Craig "Tex" Cobb is an American former boxer who competed in the heavyweight division. Widely considered to possess one of the greatest chins of all time, Cobb was a brawler ...more

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Dick Stovall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Dick Stovall American football player Richard Southerton Stovall was an American football center in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Abilene Christian ...more

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Wilbert Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Coach, American football player Wilbert Montgomery is a former American football player in the National Football League for nine years with the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions. He was also the running backs coach for the ...more

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Byron Bradfute is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
American football player Byron Gilbert Bradfute is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at The University of Southern Mississippi ...more

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Johnny Perkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Johnny Perkins American football player John Eugene "Johnny" Perkins was an American football wide receiver in the National Football League who spent his entire career with the New York Giants. Perkins was born in Franklin, ...more

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Clint Longley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
American football player Howard Clinton "Clint" Longley, Jr. is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League and Canadian Football League. He played two seasons for the Dallas Cowboys ...more

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Max Lucado is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Author, Writer Max Lucado is a best-selling Christian author and writer and preacher at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas.

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Clark Harrell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Clark Harrell Clark Harrell is a brother of Graham Harrell, quarterback singed by the Cleveland Browns in April 2009.Clark Harrell played a year at quarterback for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team, ...more

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Holly Dunn is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Painter, Songwriter, Composer Holly Suzette Dunn is an American country music singer and songwriter. The sister of songwriter Chris Waters, Dunn recorded for MTM Records between 1985-1988, Warner Bros. Records between ...more

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Omar Burleson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Omar Truman Burleson was a U.S. Representative from Texas. Born in Anson, the seat of Jones County, north of Abilene, Texas, Burleson attended the public schools and Abilene Christian College ...more

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R. Gerald Turner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
R. Gerald Turner Professor Robert Gerald Turner is the President of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Previously he served as Chancellor of the University of Mississippi.

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Steve Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Steve Gilbertserves as Assistant Secretary and Disclosure and Compliance Officer for Valero Energy Corporation. In this latter role, Gilbert oversees and manages Valeros compliance with the ...more

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Bobby Morrow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Bobby Joe Morrow is a former American athlete and winner of three Olympic gold medals in 1956. Morrow has been called "the dominant sprinter of the 1950s" and "the most relaxed ...more

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Jack Scott is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Politician, Teacher Jack Alan Scott is an American educator and former Democratic politician. Currently, a scholar in residence at Claremont University, Scott earlier served as president at two California community ...more

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Bob McLeod is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Bob McLeod American football player Robert Don "Bob" McLeod is a former professional American football player. A 6'5", 232 lbs. tight end from Abilene Christian University, McLeod was drafted by the American ...more

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James Hill is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
James Hill American football player James Hill is a former professional American football tight end. He played ten games in the 2000 NFL season with the Seattle Seahawks. Hill is an alumnus of Abilene Christian University. He ...more

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James E. Womack is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
James E. Womack James E. Womack is an American biologist and a professor at Texas A&M University.

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Grant Feasel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
American football player Grant Earl Feasel was an American football center in the National Football League for the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks. Feasel was born in Barstow, ...more

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Allen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Coach, American football player Allen Wilson is a former American football coach. A highly successful high school coach, Wilson won two Texas state championships and amassed a 213-74-3 record. His teams are known for their ...more

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Neal Knox is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Neal Knox Writer Clifford Neal Knox was a board member and officer of the National Rifle Association, gun magazine writer and editor, gun rights activist, and prolific author of technical firearms articles as ...more

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Aaron Watson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Singer-songwriter Aaron Watson is a Texas country music singer.

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Ira North is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Ira Lutts North was a well known preacher and author within the Churches of Christ. He received his education at David Lipscomb College, Abilene Christian College, University of Illinois, and ...more

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James Browne is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
James Browne James Browne is a retired long jumper, who finished in 17th position at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, as a representative of Antigua, where he grew up as a soccer player.

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Jody Dean is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Jody Dean Journalist, Writer Jody Dean is an American journalist and author and a member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame.

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Kevin Price is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Kevin Price

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Ove Johansson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Ove Johansson American football player Ove Claes Johansson is a former American football placekicker and the current holder of the record for the longest field goal ever kicked during an American football game, at 69 yards, for ...more

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Chris Thomsen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Coach, American football player Chris Thomsen is an American football coach. Since March 19, 2013, Thomsen is the offensive line coach for Arizona State. He was previously the head coach of the Wildcats football program at ...more

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Johnny Knox is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
American football player Johnny Otis Knox II is a retired American football wide receiver who played three seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for Abilene Christian University. He was ...more

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Gilbert Tuhabonye is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Gilbert Tuhabonye Gilbert Tuhabonye, is an Burundi-born long distance runner, author, and motivational speaker. He was born in Songa, a town in the Commune of Songa, Burundi, where he survived a massacre during ...more

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Sayon Cooper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Sayon Cooper Sayon Cooper is a retired Liberian sprinter. He is a graduate of Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas where he earned the 1997 NCAA Division II championship in both the 100 m and 200 m ...more

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Justin Lucas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Justin Lucas Justin Ashley Lucas is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for six seasons for the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams.

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Bernard Scott is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
American football player Bernard Scott is an American football running back who plays for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Bengals in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He ...more

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Christopher M. Anderson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Christopher M. Anderson Christopher Anderson is the Director of Bands, Director of Instrumental Music Education, and an Associate Professor of Music at Arkansas Tech University. Prior to his appointment at Arkansas ...more

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Edward Fudge is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Edward Fudge Edward William Fudge is an American Christian theologian and lawyer, best known for his book The Fire that Consumes, in which he argues against traditionalist Christian interpretations of Hell. ...more

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Cindi Love is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Cindi Love Cynthia "Cindi" Love is an American entrepreneur and businessperson. She is former executive of publicly traded TORO, academic administrator, author and ordained clergy person who has ...more

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Louie Welch is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Louie Welch Business Louie Welch was an American politician who served from 1964 to 1973 as the mayor of Houston, Texas.

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Billy Olson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Billy Olson Billy Olson is an American Olympic pole vaulter who held several world records, including the first 19-foot indoor pole vault. Olson participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics and was to have been ...more

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David A. Sampson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
David A. Sampson David Allan Sampson is the president and CEO of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. He was born in Washington, Indiana. He joined PCI in ...more

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Sam Nuchia is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni
Judge Sam Nuchia is a professor at the University of Houston–Downtown. He previously served as an appellate judge and served 17 years with the Houston Police Department beginning in 1967. Leaving HPD ...more