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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Appalachian State University and be of some renown.

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

List below includes Franklin Graham, Eric Church and more graduates.

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

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Franklin Graham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Evangelist, Author, Televangelist
Franklin Graham is an actor, author and an evangelist.

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Steven M. Greer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Ufologist, Physician
Steven Macon Greer is an American retired medical doctor and ufologist who founded the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence and The Disclosure Project, which seeks the ...more

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Daniel Wilcox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Daniel Wilcox American football player
Daniel Wilcox is a former American football tight end. He has played for the Baltimore Ravens, the New York Jets and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has played in the National Football League since ...more

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Stephen J. Dubner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Journalist, Author, Writer
Stephen J. Dubner is an American journalist who has written four books and numerous articles. Dubner is best known as co-author of the pop-economics book Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores ...more

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Marshall A. Croom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Certified Public Accountant
Marshall Croom was named senior vice president of merchandising and store support of Lowe's in February 2006. He is responsible for store operations support and merchandising sales and support.

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Caitlin Upton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Fashion Model, Model
Lauren Caitlin Upton, also credited as Caite Upton, is an American fashion model, and beauty queen from Lexington, South Carolina. In August 2007, while Miss South Carolina Teen USA, Upton ...more

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Jason Hunter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
American football player
Jason Terrell Hunter is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent in the National Football League. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in ...more

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Linda Combs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Dr. Linda Morrison Combs is a former U.S. federal government official. She was the Controller of the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President at the White House. ...more

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Eric Church is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Kenneth Eric Church, known professionally as Eric Church, is an American country music singer-songwriter. Signed to Capitol Records since 2005, he has since released a total of four studio ...more

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Armanti Edwards is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Athlete, American football player
Armanti Fredrico Edwards is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was the ...more

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Marques Murrell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
American football player
Marques Allen Murrell is a former American football linebacker. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Appalachian State. ...more

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Charles Frazier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer
Charles Frazier is an American historical novelist. He won the 1997 National Book Award for Fiction for Cold Mountain.

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Howard Coble is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
John Howard Coble was the U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 6th congressional district, serving from 1985 to 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district includes all or ...more

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Mike Frier is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
American football player
Michael Frier is a former American football defensive end/defensive tackle in the National Football League. He played collegiately at Appalachian State University and professionally with the ...more

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Björn Nittmo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
American football player
Björn Arne Nittmo is a retired American football placekicker, being the second Swedish-born player ever in the National Football League behind only Ove Johansson, who briefly played in the ...more

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John Hollar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
John Hollar American football player
John Henry Hollar was an American football fullback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Detroit Lions. He played college football at Appalachian State University ...more

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John Settle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
John Settle Coach, American football player
John R. Settle, is currently the running backs coach for the Wisconsin Badgers. He is also a former professional American football player. A 5'9", 207-lb. undrafted running back from ...more

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Kevin Richardson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Kevin Richardson American football player
Kevin Lamont Richardson is a former starting running back for the Appalachian State Mountaineers for the 2005-2007 seasons. He holds school records for the most career rushing yards, the most ...more

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Larry Hand is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
American football player
Larry Thomas Hand is a former American Football defensive tackle who played for the Detroit Lions in a thirteen-year career that lasted from 1965 to 1977 in the National Football League. Hand ...more

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Mark Royals is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
American football player
Mark Alan Royals is a former American football punter in the National Football League. He is currently a color commentator for coverage of the Arena Football League's Tampa Bay Storm on the ...more

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Matt Stevens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Matt Stevens American football player
Matthew Brian Stevens is a former American football safety in the National Football League, who played for five different teams. He played college football at Appalachian State University. ...more

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William W. Hartzog is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
General William White Hartzog was a four-star U.S. Army general whose commands during his 35-year career include the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, the 1st Infantry Division, ...more

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Alvin Gentry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
Coach
Alvin Harris Gentry (born November 5, 1954) is an American basketball coach who is head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Gentry was a former ...more

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Dexter Coakley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
American football player
William Dexter Coakley is a former American football linebacker who played ten seasons in the National Football League. He was a third round draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys in the 1997 NFL ...more

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Dino Hackett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Appalachian State University Alumni
American football player
Barry Dean "Dino" Hackett is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League who played for the Kansas City Chiefs from 1986 to 1991.