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Famous Albany State University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 11.6k views18 items

List RulesPeople 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

    Songwriter, Rapper

    Age44

    BirthplaceCarol City, Florida, USA

    GenderMale

    Alternative NameRick Ross

    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, "Hustlin'" in 2006,...  more

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  • 2

    Bernice Johnson Reagon

    Music Historian, Composer

    Age78

    BirthplaceGeorgia

    GenderFemale

    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
  • 3

    Caldwell Jones

    Basketball player

    AgeDec. at 64 (1950-2014)

    BirthplaceMcGehee, Arkansas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    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 76ers with the...  more
  • 4

    Charles Jones

    Basketball player

    Age63

    BirthplaceMcGehee, Arkansas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Charles "Gadget" Jones (born April 3, 1957) is a retired American professional basketball player. Although a raw offensive player, he possessed shot-blocking ability....  more
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    Dan Land

    American football player

    Age55

    BirthplaceDonalsonville, Georgia

    GenderMale

    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
  • 6

    Kenneth Gant

    American football player

    Age53

    BirthplaceBartow, Florida

    GenderMale

    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 Albany...  more
  • 7

    Major Jones

    Basketball player

    Age67

    BirthplaceMcGehee, Arkansas

    GenderMale

    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
  • 8

    Wil Jones

    Basketball player

    Age73

    BirthplaceMcGehee, Arkansas

    GenderMale

    Wilbert "Wil" Jones (born February 27, 1947) is an American former professional basketball player....  more
  • 9

    Big James Henderson

    Motivational speaker, Preacher

    Age55

    BirthplaceRoxbury, Boston, Massachusetts

    GenderMale

    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 States, who...  more
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    Jo Marie Payton

    Musician, Actor

    Age70

    BirthplaceAlbany, Georgia, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    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 (1989–1998),...  more
  • 11

    Walter Curry

    American football player

    Age39

    BirthplaceCrescent City, Florida

    GenderMale

    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 the...  more
  • 12
    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....  more
  • 13

    Keyon Nash

    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 has also been...  more
  • 14
    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 at the...  more
  • 15

    Mike White

    American Football coach, American football player

    Age63

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia

    GenderMale

    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 as...  more
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    Shirley Sherrod

    Civil rights activist, Politician

    Age72

    BirthplaceGeorgia

    GenderFemale

    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 force...  more
  • 17

    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
  • 18
    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 Year”...  more