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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
Rick Ross Songwriter, Rapper, Actor William Leonard Roberts II, better known by his stage name Rick Ross, is an American rapper. In 2009, Ross founded the record label Maybach Music Group, on which he released his studio albums ...more

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Bernice Johnson Reagon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Bernice Johnson Reagon Music Historian, Composer, Singer Bernice Johnson Reagon is a singer, composer, scholar, and social activist, who founded the a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock in 1973.

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Caldwell Jones is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Caldwell Jones Basketball player Caldwell "Pops" Jones was an American professional basketball player. Jones was drafted from Albany State College by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 14th pick in the 1973 NBA Draft. He ...more

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Charles Jones is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Charles Jones Basketball player Charles "Gadget" Jones 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 Dan Land is a former NFL safety, having played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders. He played football in college at Albany State University in Albany, Georgia.

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Kenneth Gant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Kenneth Gant American football player Kenneth Dwayne Gant is a former American professional football athlete. He played the safety position while in the National Football League teams Dallas Cowboys and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. His ...more

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Major Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Major Jones Basketball player Major James Brooks Jones is a retired American professional basketball player who played in the NBA and other leagues. Born in McGehee, Arkansas, he attended and played collegiately at Albany ...more

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Wil Jones is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Wil Jones Basketball player Wilbert "Wil" Jones is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'8" forward born in McGehee, Arkansas and from Albany State University, Jones was drafted in the fifth ...more

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Big James Henderson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Big James Henderson Motivational speaker, Preacher James Gregory Henderson, also known as Big James Henderson and James "Hollywood" Henderson is a former powerlifter from the United States, who specialized in the bench press. He ...more

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Jo Marie Payton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Jo Marie Payton Musician, Actor, Singer Jo Marie Payton is an American television actress, and singer, who starred most notably as Harriette Winslow, the matriarch of the Winslow family on the ABC/CBS sitcom, Family Matters, and its ...more

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Walter Curry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Walter Curry American football player Walter Morrell Curry, Jr. is a former gridiron football defensive tackle. He most recently played for the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as ...more

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Alice Coachman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Alice Coachman Alice Marie Coachman was an American athlete. She specialized in high jump and was the first black woman to win an Olympic gold medal. In 2002 she was designated a Women's History Month Honoree ...more

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Keyon Nash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Keyon Nash DeRodrick "Keyon" Nash 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 has also been a ...more

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Steve Carter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Steve Carter Steven Edward Carter is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League who played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1987 at the age of 25. The 5'10" 170 ...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 James Michael White is an American college football coach and former professional player. On December 18, 2014, White was named Head Coach at Benedict College. He served as head football coach ...more

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Shirley Sherrod is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Shirley Sherrod Civil rights activist, Politician 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 Sherrod is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Albany State University Alumni
Resignation of Shirley Sherrod 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 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