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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

    Medgar Evers

    Social activist

    AgeDec. at 38 (1925-1963)

    BirthplaceDecatur, Mississippi

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

    Tim Buckley

    Record producer, Songwriter

    AgeDec. at 28 (1947-1975)

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

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

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    #663 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#303 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time

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    Michael Clarke Duncan

    Michael Clarke Duncan

    Bodyguard, Model

    AgeDec. at 55 (1957-2012)

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

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

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    #101 of 302 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)#73 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

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    Steve McNair

    Steve McNair

    Athlete, American football player

    AgeDied at 36 (1973-2009)

    BirthplaceMount Olive, Mississippi, United States of America

    Stephen LaTreal McNair (February 14, 1973 – July 4, 2009), nicknamed Air McNair, was an... more on Wikipedia

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    #41 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#1630 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

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    Alex Haley

    Alex Haley

    Journalist, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 71 (1921-1992)

    BirthplaceIthaca, New York, United States of America

    Alexander Murray Palmer Haley (August 11, 1921 – February 10, 1992) was an American writer and... more on Wikipedia
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    Charles Evers



    BirthplaceDecatur, Mississippi

    James Charles Evers (born September 11, 1922) is an American civil rights activist and former... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Larry Smith

    Larry Smith

    Basketball player, Coach


    BirthplaceRolling Fork, Mississippi

    Larry Smith (born January 18, 1958) is a former American professional basketball player. A... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Donald Driver

    Donald Driver

    Actor, American football player


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Donald Jerome Driver (born February 2, 1975) is a former American football wide receiver.... more on Wikipedia


    #257 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#218 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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    Iris Kyle

    Iris Kyle



    BirthplaceBenton Harbor, Michigan

    Iris Floyd Kyle (born August 22, 1974) is an American professional female bodybuilder. She is... more on Wikipedia
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    Leslie Frazier

    Leslie Frazier

    Coach, Athlete


    BirthplaceColumbus, Mississippi

    Leslie Antonio Frazier (born April 3, 1959) is an American football coach and former... more on Wikipedia

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    #45 of 144 The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time#8 of 10 Every NFL Head Coach Who Worked For Andy Reid

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    Lindsey Hunter

    Lindsey Hunter

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceUtica, Mississippi

    Lindsey Benson Hunter Jr. (born December 3, 1970) is an American former professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 12

    Louis Green

    American football player


    BirthplaceVicksburg, Mississippi

    Louis Edward Green (born September 23, 1979) is a former American football player. Green... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Katie G. Dorsett is a former Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly... more on Wikipedia
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    BirthplacePrentiss, Mississippi, United States of America

    E. Vincent Davis was a Democratic member of the Mississippi Senate, representing the 36th... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Jack Phillips

    Jack Phillips


    AgeDec. at 25 (1887-1912)

    BirthplaceGodalming, United Kingdom

    John George Phillips (11 April 1887 – 15 April 1912) was a British sailor and the senior... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Myrlie Evers-Williams

    Civil rights activist


    BirthplaceVicksburg, Mississippi

    Myrlie Louise Evers–Williams (née Beasley; born March 17, 1933) is an American civil rights... more on Wikipedia
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    Jimmie Giles

    Jimmie Giles

    American football player


    BirthplaceGreenville, Mississippi

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

    Otis Wonsley

    American football player


    BirthplacePascagoula, Mississippi

    Otis Wonsley (born August 13, 1957) is a former American football running back who played for... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Roynell Young

    Roynell Young

    American football player


    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

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

    Torrance Small

    American football player


    BirthplaceTampa, Florida

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

    Willie Banks

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 43 (1946-1989)

    BirthplaceGreenville, Mississippi

    Willie Green Banks (March 17, 1946 – June 1989) was an American football offensive lineman in... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Larry Watkins

    American football player


    BirthplaceBessemer, Alabama

    Lawrence Watkins (born October 5, 1946 in Bessemer, Alabama) is a former American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    Lawrence Pillers

    American football player


    BirthplaceHazlehurst, Mississippi

    Lawrence Pillers (born November 4, 1952) is a former American football defensive end who... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Dave Washington

    Dave Washington

    American football player


    BirthplaceTuscaloosa, Alabama

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

    American football player


    BirthplaceTown Creek, Alabama

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