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Famous Albany State University Alumni

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

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

This list contains graduates like Rick Ross and Jo Marie Payton.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Albany State University?” and “Which celebrities are Albany State University alumni?”
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Rick Ross is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Songwriter, Rapper, Actor

Age: 43

Birthplace: Mississippi, United States of America

William Leonard Roberts II (born January 28, 1976), known professionally as Rick Ross, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and record executive.After releasing his debut single, ...more

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Bernice Johnson Reagon ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Music Historian, Composer, Singer

Age: 76

Birthplace: Georgia

Bernice Johnson Reagon (born Bernice Johnson on October 4, 1942) is a song leader, composer, scholar, and social activist, who in the early 1960s was a founding member of the Student Non-violent ...more
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Caldwell Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: Dec. at 64 (1950-2014)

Birthplace: McGehee, Arkansas, United States of America

Caldwell "Pops" Jones (August 4, 1950 – September 21, 2014) was an American professional basketball player. Jones was drafted out of Albany State College (Georgia) by the Philadelphia ...more

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Charles Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 61

Birthplace: McGehee, Arkansas

Charles "Gadget" Jones (born April 3, 1957) is a retired American professional basketball player. Although a raw offensive player, he possessed shot-blocking ability.
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Dan Land is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Dan Land American football player

Age: 53

Birthplace: Donalsonville, Georgia

Dan Land (born July 3, 1965) an American football coach and former player. He played professionally in the National Football League (NFL) as a safety with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los ...more
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Kenneth Gant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Kenneth Gant American football player

Age: 51

Birthplace: Bartow, Florida

Kenneth Dwayne Gant (born April 18, 1967) is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He played college football at ...more
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Major Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Major Jones Basketball player

Age: 65

Birthplace: McGehee, Arkansas

Major James Brooks Jones (born July 9, 1953) is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA and other leagues. Born in McGehee, Arkansas, he attended and played ...more
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Wil Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Wil Jones Basketball player

Age: 72

Birthplace: McGehee, Arkansas

Wilbert "Wil" Jones (born February 27, 1947) is an American former professional basketball player.
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Big James Henderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Motivational speaker, Preacher

Age: 53

Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Massachusetts

James Gregory Henderson, also known as Big James Henderson and James "Hollywood" Henderson, (born April 9, 1965 in Roxbury, Massachusetts) is a former powerlifter from the United ...more
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Jo Marie Payton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Musician, Actor, Singer

Age: 68

Birthplace: Albany, Georgia, United States of America

Jo Marie Payton (born August 3, 1950) is an American actress and singer who starred as Harriette Baines–Winslow, the matriarch of the Winslow family on the ABC/CBS sitcom Family Matters ...more
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Walter Curry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Crescent City, Florida

Walter Morrell Curry, Jr. (born June 18, 1981) is a former gridiron football defensive tackle. He most recently played for the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. He was signed by ...more
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Alice Coachman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 91 (1923-2014)

Birthplace: Albany, Georgia

Alice Coachman Davis (November 9, 1923 – July 14, 2014) was an American athlete. She specialized in high jump and was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal.
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Keyon Nash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Keyon Nash

Age: 39

Birthplace: Colquitt, Georgia

DeRodrick "Keyon" Nash (born March 11, 1979) is an American football safety who was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Albany State. He ...more
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Steve Carter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni

Age: 56

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Steven Edward Carter (born 1962-09-12 in New York City) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1987 ...more
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Mike White is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Mike White American Football coach, American football player

Age: 61

Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia

James Michael White (born August 11, 1957) is an American college football coach and former professional player. On December 18, 2014, White was named Head Coach at Benedict College. He served ...more
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Shirley Sherrod is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Civil rights activist, Politician

Age: 71

Birthplace: Georgia

Shirley Sherrod is a former Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture. She became the subject of a controversy when edited remarks were used to ...more
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Resignation of Shirley S... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Resignation of Shirley Sherrod

Birthplace: Newton

On July 19, 2010, Shirley Sherrod was fired from her appointed position as Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture because of administration ...more
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James Holmes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
James Holmes is a Java Web developer. He is a committer on the Struts project, and the creator of the Struts development tool, Struts Console. Oracle Magazine named him “Java Developer of the ...more