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Famous Alcorn State University Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Alcorn State University and be of some renown.

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

    Social activist
    Medgar Wiley Evers (July 2, 1925 – June 12, 1963) was an American civil rights activist in...  more
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    Tim Buckley

    Record producer, Songwriter
    Timothy Charles Buckley III (February 14, 1947 – June 29, 1975) was an American vocalist,...  more

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    #244 of 739 The Best Singers Of All Time#657 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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    Michael Clarke Duncan

    Bodyguard, Model
    Michael Clarke Duncan (December 10, 1957 – September 3, 2012) was an American actor best known...  more

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    #227 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#73 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

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    Steve McNair

    Athlete, American football player
    Stephen LaTreal McNair (February 14, 1973 – July 4, 2009), nicknamed Air McNair, was an...  more

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    #41 of 120 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#225 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

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    Alex Haley

    Journalist, Novelist
    Alexander Murray Palmer Haley (August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992) was an American writer and...  more
  • 6

    Charles Evers

    James Charles Evers (born September 11, 1922) is an American civil rights activist and former...  more
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    Larry Smith

    Basketball player, Coach
    Larry Smith (born January 18, 1958) is a former American professional basketball player. A...  more
  • 8

    Donald Driver

    Actor, American football player
    Donald Jerome Driver (born February 2, 1975) is a former American football wide receiver....  more
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    Iris Kyle

    Iris Floyd Kyle (born August 22, 1974) is an American professional female bodybuilder. She is...  more
  • 10

    Leslie Frazier

    Coach, Athlete
    Leslie Antonio Frazier (born April 3, 1959) is an American football coach and former...  more
  • 11

    Lindsey Hunter

    Basketball player
    Lindsey Benson Hunter Jr. (born December 3, 1970) is an American former professional...  more
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    Louis Green

    American football player
    Louis Edward Green (born September 23, 1979) is a former American football player. Green...  more
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    Katie G. Dorsett is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly...  more
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    E. Vincent Davis was a Democratic member of the Mississippi Senate, representing the 36th...  more
  • 15

    Jack Phillips

    John George Phillips (11 April 1887 – 15 April 1912) was a British sailor and the senior...  more
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    Myrlie Evers-Williams

    Civil rights activist
    Myrlie Louise Evers–Williams (née Beasley; born March 17, 1933) is an American civil rights...  more
  • 17

    Jimmie Giles

    American football player
    Jimmie Giles, Jr. (born November 8, 1954) is a former professional American football player...  more
  • 18

    Otis Wonsley

    American football player
    Otis Wonsley (born August 13, 1957) is a former American football running back who played for...  more
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    Roynell Young

    American football player
    Roynell Young (born December 1, 1957) is a former professional American football safety and...  more
  • 20

    Torrance Small

    American football player
    Torrance Ramon Small (born September 4, 1970) is a former professional American football wide...  more
  • 21

    Willie Banks

    American football player
    Willie Green Banks (March 17, 1946 – June 1989) was an American football offensive lineman in...  more
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    Larry Watkins

    American football player
    Lawrence Watkins (born October 5, 1946 in Bessemer, Alabama) is a former American football...  more
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    Lawrence Pillers

    American football player
    Lawrence Pillers (born November 4, 1952) is a former American football defensive end who...  more
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    Dave Washington

    American football player
    David V. Washington (born September 12, 1948 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) is a former American...  more
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    Bob Penchion

    American football player
    Robert Earl Penchion (born August 11, 1949 in Town Creek, Alabama) is a former professional...  more