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List Rules People 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Alcorn State University Alumni
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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