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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
Chandra Davis, aka London Charles and Deelishis, is an American model, and was a reality show contestant. She is best known as the winner of VH1's hit reality TV show Flavor of Love 2.

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Rosa Parks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Activist
Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American Civil Rights activist, whom the United States Congress called "the first lady of civil rights" and "the mother of the freedom ...more

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Jesse White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Politician
Jesse Clark White is an American athlete and politician from the State of Illinois. A member of the Democratic Party, he has served as the 37th Secretary of State of Illinois since 1999. He is ...more

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Rickey Smiley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Comedian, Radio personality, Actor
Rickey Smiley is an American standup comedian, television host, actor, and radio personality best known for his prank phone calls. The calls feature Smiley disguising his voice and carrying on a ...more

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Tony Cox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Stunt Performer, Actor
Joseph Anthony "Tony" Cox is an American actor known for his comedic performances in Bad Santa, Me, Myself and Irene, Date Movie, Epic Movie and Disaster Movie. He is also known for ...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
Felix da Housecat is an American DJ and record producer, mostly known for house music and electroclash. Felix is regarded as a member of the second wave of Chicago house and has produced an ...more

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Tarvaris Jackson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
American football player
Tarvaris D. Jackson is an American football quarterback where he is currently a free agent in the National Football League. Born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, Jackson played college ...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
Reggie Devon Barlow was a head coach of the Alabama State Hornets football team. He is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He played eight ...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
Tommy Stewart is an American trumpeter, arranger, producer, composer and pianist residing in Birmingham, Alabama. He is a member of several active performing groups, including the Magic City ...more

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Ralph Abernathy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Activist, Minister of religion
Ralph David Abernathy, Sr. was a leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, a minister, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s closest friend. In 1955, he collaborated with King to create the ...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
Michael Coe is an American football cornerback who is currently a member of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. He attended and played football at Cordova High School in Memphis, Tennessee. He was drafted ...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
Earl Cochran, Jr 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 Alabama State. Cochran was ...more

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Eugene Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Politician
Eugene Sawyer was an American businessman, educator and politician who served as the 53rd Mayor of Chicago from December 2, 1987 to April 24, 1989. He was the second African-American to serve as ...more

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Fred Shuttlesworth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Pastor
Frederick Lee "Fred" Shuttlesworth, born Fred Lee Robinson, was a U.S. civil rights activist who led the fight against segregation and other forms of racism as a minister in ...more

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Terrance Simmons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
American football player
Terrance Demon Simmons is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Carolina Panthers. He played college football at Alabama ...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
Terry Greer is a former professional American and Canadian football player who played wide receiver with the Canadian Football League Toronto Argonauts and the NFL Cleveland Browns and San ...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
Herman Bradley Baxter is a former professional American football player in the National Football League. He spent his entire career with the New York Jets. A 6'1", 233 lbs. running back ...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
Ricky DeCarlo Smith is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the New England Patriots, the Washington Redskins, and the Detroit Lions. He played college ...more

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Tangi Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Actor
Tangi Miller 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 nominated for an NAACP ...more

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James Haskins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Writer
James Haskins was a prolific and award-winning author with more than one hundred books for both adults and children. Many of his books highlight the achievements of African Americans and cover ...more

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Fred Gray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Fred Gray Author, Lawyer
Fred David Gray is a civil rights attorney, preacher and activist who practices law in Alabama. He litigated several major civil rights cases in Alabama, including some that reached the United ...more

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Erskine Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Songwriter, Musician
Erskine Ramsay Hawkins was an American trumpet player and big band leader from Birmingham, Alabama, dubbed "The 20th Century Gabriel". He is most remembered for composing the jazz ...more

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Fred Wesley is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
Musician, Trombonist
Fred Wesley 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 the 1970s.

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Zefross Moss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Alabama State University Alumni
American football player
Zefross Moss is a retired American professional football offensive guard and offensive tackle who played eleven seasons in the NFL from 1989 to 1999. After retiring from football, Zefross moved ...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
Chad Dennard Lucas 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 was also a member of ...more