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Famous Alabama State University Alumni

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

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

Examples of graduates on this list include Rosa Parks and Felix da Housecat.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Alabama State University?” and “Which celebrities are Alabama State University alumni?”
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Chandra Davis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Model, Actor, Singer

Age: 41

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

Chandra Davis (born January 2, 1978 in Detroit, Michigan)[1], a.k.a. London Charles and Deelishis, is an American model, and former reality show contestant. She is best known as the winner of ...more
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Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Activist

Age: Dec. at 92 (1913-2005)

Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States of America

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks (February 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United ...more

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Jesse White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Politician

Age: 84

Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States of America

Jesse Clark White (born June 23, 1934) is an American educator, politician and former athlete from the State of Illinois. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served as the 37th Secretary of ...more
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Rickey Smiley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Comedian, Radio personality, Actor

Birthplace: Birmingham, USA, Alabama

Broderick "Rickey" Smiley (born August 10, 1968) is an American stand-up comedian, television host, actor, and radio personality, known for his prank phone calls. The calls feature ...more

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Tony Cox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Tony Cox Stunt Performer, Actor

Age: 60

Birthplace: Manhattan, Kansas, United States of America

Joseph Anthony Cox (born March 31, 1958) is an American actor known for his roles in Bad Santa, Me, Myself & Irene, Date Movie, Epic Movie and Disaster Movie. He is also known for his role ...more

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Felix da Housecat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Record producer, Musician, Disc jockey

Age: 47

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Felix da Housecat (born Felix Stallings Jr., August 25, 1971, Chicago, Illinois) is an American DJ and record producer, mostly known for house music and electro. Felix is regarded as a member of ...more

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Tarvaris Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama

Tarvaris D. Jackson (born April 21, 1983) is a former American football quarterback. Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, Jackson played college football at Arkansas and Alabama State, and in ...more
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Reggie Barlow is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player

Age: 46

Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama

Reggie Devon Barlow (born January 22, 1973) is an American football coach and former player. He is head football coach at Virginia State University. Barlow served as the head football coach at ...more
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Tommy Stewart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Record producer, Jazz Pianist, Musician

Age: 79

Tommy Stewart is an American trumpeter, arranger, composer, and record producer. He has been a member of the Magic City Jazz Orchestra, Cleveland Eaton and the Alabama All-Stars, the Alabama ...more
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Ralph Abernathy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Activist, Minister of religion

Age: Dec. at 64 (1926-1990)

Birthplace: Linden, Alabama

Ralph David Abernathy Sr. (March 11, 1926 – April 17, 1990) was an American civil rights activist and Christian minister. As a leader of the Civil Rights Movement, he was a close friend and ...more
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Michael Coe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Michael Coe American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

Michael Coe (born December 17, 1983) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys. He ...more
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Earl Cochran is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Earl Cochran American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama

Earl Cochran, Jr (born April 19, 1981) is a former American football defensive end. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at ...more
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Eugene Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 74 (1934-2008)

Birthplace: Greensboro, Hale County, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, + more

Eugene Sawyer Jr. (September 3, 1934 – January 19, 2008) was an American businessman, educator, and politician. Sawyer was selected as the 53rd Mayor of Chicago, Illinois after the sudden death ...more
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Fred Shuttlesworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Fred Shuttlesworth Pastor

Age: Dec. at 89 (1922-2011)

Birthplace: Mount Meigs, Alabama

Frederick Lee "Fred" Shuttlesworth (born Fred Lee Robinson, March 18, 1922 – October 5, 2011) was a U.S. civil rights activist who led the fight against segregation and other forms of ...more
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Terrance Simmons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 42

Birthplace: Moss Point, Mississippi

Terrance Demon Simmons (born May 3, 1976 in Moss Point, Mississippi) is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Carolina ...more
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Terry Greer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Terry Greer American football player

Age: 61

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

Terry Greer (born September 27, 1957) is a former professional American and Canadian football player who played wide receiver with the Canadian Football League Toronto Argonauts and the NFL ...more
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Brad Baxter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Brad Baxter American football player

Age: 51

Birthplace: Dothan, Alabama

Herman Bradley Baxter (born May 5, 1967) is a former professional American football player in the National Football League. He spent his entire career with the New York Jets (1989–1995). A ...more
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Ricky Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Ricky Smith American football player

Age: 58

Birthplace: Quincy, Florida

Ricky DeCarlo Smith (born July 20, 1960) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the New England Patriots, the Washington Redskins, and the Detroit Lions. He ...more
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Tangi Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Actor

Age: 48

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Tangi Miller (born February 28, 1970) is an American actress, model and dancer. As an actress she is known for the role of Elena Tyler on the popular television drama Felicity. In 2001 she was ...more
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James Haskins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Writer

Age: Dec. at 64 (1941-2005)

Birthplace: Demopolis, Alabama

James Haskins (September 19, 1941 – July 6, 2005) was a prolific and award-winning author with more than one hundred books for both adults and children. Many of his books highlight the ...more
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Fred Gray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Fred Gray Author, Lawyer

Age: 88

Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama

Fred David Gray (born December 14, 1930) is a civil rights attorney, preacher and activist who practices law in Alabama. He litigated several major civil rights cases in Alabama, including some ...more
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Erskine Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Songwriter, Musician

Age: Dec. at 79 (1914-1993)

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama

Erskine Ramsay Hawkins (July 26, 1914 – November 11, 1993) was an American trumpeter and big band leader from Birmingham, Alabama, dubbed "The 20th Century Gabriel". He is most ...more
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Fred Wesley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Musician, Trombonist

Age: 75

Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States of America

Fred Wesley (born July 4, 1943) is an American jazz and funk trombonist, best known for his work with James Brown in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as Parliament-Funkadelic in the second half of ...more
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Zefross Moss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 52

Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Zefross Moss (born August 17, 1966) is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts, Detroit Lions and the New England ...more
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Chad Lucas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Chad Lucas American football player

Age: 37

Chad Dennard Lucas (born November 7, 1981) is a former wide receiver. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Alabama State. Lucas ...more