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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, like Michael Clarke Duncan and Steve McNair.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Alcorn State University?” and “Which celebrities are Alcorn State University alumni?”

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Medgar Evers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Medgar Evers Social activist Medgar Wiley Evers was an African-American civil rights activist from Mississippi involved in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi. After returning from overseas ...more

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Tim Buckley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Tim Buckley Record producer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter Timothy Charles "Tim" Buckley III was an American singer and musician. His music and style changed considerably through the years; his first album was mostly folk, but his subsequent ...more

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Michael Clarke Duncan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Michael Clarke Duncan Bodyguard, Model, Actor Michael Clarke Duncan was an American actor, best known for his breakout role as John Coffey in The Green Mile, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. He was also ...more

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Steve McNair is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Steve McNair Athlete, American football player Stephen LaTreal McNair, nicknamed Air McNair, was an American football quarterback who spent the majority of his National Football League career with the Tennessee Titans. McNair played college ...more

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Alex Haley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Alex Haley Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter Alexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley was an American writer known as the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. The book was adapted by ABC as a TV mini-series ...more

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Charles Evers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Charles Evers Politician James Charles Evers is the older brother of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers. In 1969, he became the first African American since the Reconstruction era to have been elected as mayor in ...more

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Larry Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Larry Smith Basketball player, Coach Larry Smith is a former American professional basketball player. A 6'8" forward/center from Alcorn State University, Smith spent 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association, playing ...more

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Donald Driver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Donald Driver Actor, American football player Donald Jerome Driver is a retired American football wide receiver, New York Times bestselling author and season 14 Dancing with the Stars champion. After playing college football for Alcorn ...more

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Iris Kyle is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Iris Kyle Bodybuilder Iris Floyd Kyle is an American professional female bodybuilding champion. She currently lives in Katy, Texas. Currently, she is the most successful, female or male, professional bodybuilder ...more

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Leslie Frazier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Leslie Frazier Coach, Athlete, American football player Leslie Antonio Frazier is an American football coach and former cornerback. He is the current defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He served as the ...more

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Lindsey Hunter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Lindsey Hunter Basketball player Lindsey Benson Hunter, Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. He was a point guard in the National Basketball Association from 1993 to 2010, spending most of his career with ...more

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Louis Green is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Louis Green American football player Louis Edward Green is a former American football player. Green attended Jefferson County High School in Fayette, Mississippi and was a letterman in football. A linebacker who played for the ...more

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Katie G. Dorsett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Katie G. Dorsett Katie G. Dorsett is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state's twenty-eighth Senate district from 2003 to 2010. Her district included constituents in ...more

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Vincent Davis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Vincent Davis Lawyer E. Vincent Davis was a Democratic member of the Mississippi Senate, representing the 36th District during 2008 and 2009. Davis was appointed Chancery Judge for the 17th Chancery Court District ...more

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Jack Phillips is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Jack Phillips Sailor John George "Jack" Phillips was a British wireless telegraphist aboard the RMS Titanic. He served as senior wireless operator on the maiden voyage of the ship. As the Titanic was ...more

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Myrlie Evers-Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Myrlie Evers-Williams Civil rights activist Myrlie Evers-Williams is a civil rights activist and journalist who worked for over three decades to seek justice for the murder of her civil rights activist husband Medgar Evers in 1963. She ...more

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Jimmie Giles is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Jimmie Giles American football player Jimmie Giles, Jr;, is a former professional American football player who was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the third round of the 1977 NFL Draft. A 6 ft 3 in, 238 lb tight end from Alcorn ...more

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Otis Wonsley is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Otis Wonsley American football player Otis Wonsley is a former American football running back who played for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League. He played college football at Alcorn State University and was ...more

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Roynell Young is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Roynell Young American football player Roynell Young is a former professional American football safety and cornerback who played for the Philadelphia Eagles his entire National Football League career, from 1980 to 1988. Young was ...more

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Torrance Small is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Torrance Small American football player Torrance Ramon Small is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League for ten seasons for the New Orleans Saints, the St. Louis Rams, the Indianapolis ...more

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Willie Banks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Willie Banks American football player Willie Green Banks was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, New York Giants, and New England Patriots. He played college football ...more

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Larry Watkins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Larry Watkins American football player Lawrence Watkins is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills, and the New York Giants. He played college ...more

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Lawrence Pillers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Lawrence Pillers American football player Lawrence Pillers is a former American football defensive end who played for the New York Jets, the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons in a ten-year career that lasted from 1976 to 1985 ...more

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Dave Washington is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Dave Washington American football player David V. Washington is a former American football linebacker who played for five teams in an eleven-year career that lasted from 1970 to 1980 in the National Football League. Washington played ...more

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Bob Penchion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Bob Penchion American football player Robert Earl Penchion is a former professional American football player who played in five National Football League seasons from 1972 to 1976 for the Buffalo Bills, the San Francisco 49ers and ...more

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Milton Mack is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Milton Mack American football player Milton Jerome Mack was an American football cornerback in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Detroit Lions. He played college football at Alcorn State University.

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Issiac Holt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Issiac Holt American football player Issiac Holt, III is a former professional American football cornerback in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings and Dallas Cowboys.

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John Thierry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
John Thierry American football player John Fitzgerald Thierry is a former professional American football player who was selected by the Chicago Bears in the 1st round of the 1994 NFL Draft. A 6' 4", 263 lb linebacker from ...more

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Joseph Edison Walker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Joseph Edison Walker Businessperson, Entrepreneur Joseph Edison Walker was a leading African American physician, businessman and religious leader. After graduating from college and medical school, he practiced as a doctor in Mississippi, where ...more

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J. Samuel Cook is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
J. Samuel Cook Journalist, Writer Samuel J. Cook, III is an African-American playwright, journalist, educator and writer currently serving as director of the 7th Ward Neighborhood Center in New Orleans, a non-profit organization ...more

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Willie Alexander is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Willie Alexander American football player Willie Alexander is a former professional American football player who played defensive back for the National Football League's Houston Oilers from 1971 - 1979. Before his professional career, ...more

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Alexander O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Alexander O'Neal Singer Alexander O'Neal is an American rhythm and blues singer, songwriter and arranger from Minneapolis, Minnesota. O'Neal came to prominence in the mid 1980s as a solo artist, releasing fourteen ...more

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Chad Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Chad Slaughter American football player Chad Slaughter is a former American football offensive tackle. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2000. He played college football at Alcorn State. Slaughter has ...more

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Elex Price is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Elex Price American football player Elex Drummond Price was an American football defensive tackle who played eight seasons in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints. He played college football at Alcorn State ...more

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Floyd Rice is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Floyd Rice American football player Floyd Elliott Rice was an American football linebacker who played eight seasons in the NFL for the Houston Oilers, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, and the New Orleans Saints. He played ...more

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Trey Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Trey Johnson Basketball player Clinton "Trey" Johnson III is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Hitachi SunRockers of the Japanese National Basketball League. He played college ...more

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Dwayne White is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Dwayne White American football player Dwayne Allen White is a former professional American football player who played in seven National Football League seasons from 1990-1996 for the New York Jets and the St. Louis Rams. He was ...more

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Charlie Spiller is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Charlie Spiller American football player Charlie Spiller is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a street free agent in 2008. He played college football at Alcorn State.

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Jimmy Giles is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Jimmy Giles Jimmy Giles as an English former footballer and manager. As a player he was known as 'Farmer'. Giles played in the Football League for Swindon Town F.C., Aldershot F.C., Exeter City F.C., ...more

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Julius Keye is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Julius Keye Basketball player Julius Keye was an American professional basketball player. A 6'10" forward/center from South Carolina State University and Alcorn State University, Keye played six seasons in the American ...more

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Horace R. Cayton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Horace R. Cayton Journalist Horace Roscoe Cayton Sr. was an American journalist and politician. The son of a slave and a white plantation owner's daughter, Cayton went to Seattle, Washington, in the late 19th century and ...more

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Kimberly Morgan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Kimberly Morgan Kimberly Nicole Morgan is an American singer, educator, and pageant titleholder. Morgan was crowned Miss Mississippi on July 14, 2007, becoming just the second African American woman to win that ...more

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Nate Hughes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Nate Hughes American football player Nate Hughes is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Alcorn State. Hughes was a member ...more

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Melvin Spears is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Melvin Spears Coach Melvin Spears is the former head coach at Grambling State University and Alcorn State University. Previously, he was the sixth head college football coach for the Grambling State Tigers located ...more

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Larry Friday is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Larry Friday Lawrence D. "Larry" Friday is a former professional American football defensive back in the National Football League. He saw action in one game for the Buffalo Bills in 1987.

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Elbert Foules is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Elbert Foules Elbert E. Foules Jr. is a former professional American football cornerback who played five seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles in the National Football League.

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Rich Sowells is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Rich Sowells Richard Allen Sowells is a former professional American football cornerback in the National Football League. He played seven seasons for the New York Jets and the Houston Oilers.

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Cedric Tillman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Cedric Tillman Cedric Cornell Tillman is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for four seasons for the Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars.

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Ed Smith is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Ed Smith Ed H. Smith was alderman of the 28th ward in Chicago from 1983 to 2010.

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Emmanuel Arceneaux is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
Emmanuel Arceneaux American football player Emmanuel Arceneaux is a Canadian football wide receiver who is currently a member of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Alcorn State University. He ...more