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Famous Abilene Christian University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    John Layfield

    Wrestler, Actor


    BirthplaceSweetwater, Texas, United States of America

    John Charles Layfield (born November 29, 1966), better known by the ring name John "Bradshaw" Layfield (abbreviated JBL), is an American businessman, retired professional wrestler and television...  more

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  • 2

    Bonnie Curtis

    Film Producer


    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Bonnie Kathleen Curtis (born March 26, 1966) is an American film producer whose credits include Saving Private Ryan, A.I., Minority Report, and The Lost World: Jurassic Park, directed by Steven...  more
  • 3

    Ronnie Dunn

    Songwriter, Musician


    BirthplaceColeman, Texas

    Ronnie Gene Dunn (born June 1, 1953) is an American country music singer-songwriter and record executive. In 2011, Dunn began working as a solo artist following the breakup of Brooks & Dunn. He...  more

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  • 4

    Ted Poe

    Judge, Politician


    BirthplaceTexas, Contiguous United States, United States of America, Temple, United States

    Lloyd Theodore Poe (born September 10, 1948) is an American politician who represented Texas's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2005 to 2019. Poe was the...  more
  • 5

    Cline Paden

    Evangelist, Pastor

    AgeDec. at 87 (1919-2007)


    Cline Rex Paden (August 22, 1919 – May 26, 2007) was a prominent Churches of Christ evangelist and missionary who, in 1962, founded what became the Sunset International Bible Institute in Lubbock,...  more
  • 6

    Gordon M. Bethune



    BirthplaceAustin, Texas

    Gordon M. Bethune (born August 29, 1941) is a retired US airline executive. He was the CEO of Continental Airlines from 1994 until his retirement at the end of 2004. He formerly served on the boards...  more
  • 7

    Danieal Manning

    American football player


    BirthplaceCorsicana, Texas

    Danieal LaCraig Manning (born August 9, 1982) is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at...  more
  • 8

    Jeev Milkha Singh



    BirthplaceChandigarh, India

    Jeev Milkha Singh (born 15 December 1971) 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,...  more
  • 9

    Janice Hahn



    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Janice Kay Hahn (born March 30, 1952) is an American politician serving as the member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors from the 4th district since 2016. A member of the Democratic...  more
  • 10

    Daniel Johnston

    Film Score Composer, Musician


    BirthplaceSacramento, California, United States of America

    Daniel Dale Johnston (born January 22, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter and visual artist who is regarded as a significant figure in outsider, lo-fi, and alternative music scenes. Most of his...  more

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  • 11

    David Leeson

    Journalist, Photojournalist


    BirthplaceAbilene, Texas

    David Leeson (born October 18, 1957, in Abilene, Texas) is a staff photographer for The Dallas Morning News. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in 2004, together with Cheryl Diaz...  more
  • 12

    Randall "Tex" Cobb

    Actor, Professional Boxer


    BirthplaceBridge City, Texas, USA

    Randall Craig "Tex" Cobb (born May 7, 1950) is an American former professional boxer who competed in the heavyweight division. Widely considered to possess one of the greatest chins of all time, Cobb...  more
  • 13

    Dick Stovall

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 77 (1922-1999)

    BirthplaceAlbany, Texas

    Richard Southerton Stovall (June 4, 1922 – June 4, 1999) was an American football center in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins. He played college football...  more
  • 14

    Wilbert Montgomery

    Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceGreenville, Mississippi

    Wilbert Montgomery (born September 16, 1954) is a former American football player in the National Football League for nine years with the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions. In the past,...  more
  • 15

    Byron Bradfute

    American football player


    BirthplaceBeeville, Texas

    Byron Gilbert Bradfute (born December 12, 1937 in Beeville, Texas) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at...  more
  • 16

    Johnny Perkins

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 54 (1953-2007)

    BirthplaceFranklin, Texas

    John Eugene Perkins (April 21, 1953 – April 25, 2007) 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...  more
  • 17

    Clint Longley

    American football player


    BirthplaceWichita Falls, Texas

    Howard Clinton "Clint" Longley, Jr. (born July 28, 1952) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League the Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers. He also was a member of...  more
  • 18

    Max Lucado

    Author, Writer


    BirthplaceSan Angelo, Texas, USA

    Max Lucado (born January 11, 1955) is a best-selling Christian author and pastor at Oak Hills Church (formerly the Oak Hills Church of Christ) in San Antonio, Texas....  more
  • 19

    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, and...
  • 20

    Holly Dunn

    Painter, Songwriter


    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas

    Holly Suzette Dunn (August 22, 1957 – November 14, 2016) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Dunn recorded for MTM Records between 1985 and 1988, Warner Bros. Records between 1988...  more

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  • 21
    Omar Truman Burleson (March 19, 1906 – May 14, 1991) 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...  more
  • 22

    R. Gerald Turner



    BirthplaceNew Boston, Texas

    Robert Gerald Turner (born November 25, 1945) is the President of Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas. Previously he served as Chancellor of the University of Mississippi ("Ole...  more
  • 23
    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
  • 24
    Bobby Joe Morrow (born October 15, 1935) is a retired American sprinter who won three gold medals at the 1956 Olympics. He has been called "the dominant sprinter of the 1950s" and "the most relaxed...  more
  • 25

    Jack Scott

    Politician, Teacher


    Jack Scott may refer to:...  more