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Famous Appalachian State University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Franklin Graham1

    Franklin Graham

    Evangelist, Author


    BirthplaceUSA, Asheville, North Carolina

    William Franklin Graham III (born July 14, 1952) is a Christian evangelist and missionary, and...  more
  • Steven M. Greer2

    Steven M. Greer

    Ufologist, Physician


    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

    Steven Macon Greer (June 28, 1955) is an American ufologist and retired traumatologist who...  more
  • Daniel Wilcox3

    Daniel Wilcox

    American football player


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Daniel Wilcox (born March 23, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former American football tight...  more
  • Stephen J. Dubner4

    Stephen J. Dubner

    Journalist, Author


    BirthplaceDuanesburg, New York, United States of America

    Stephen J. Dubner (born August 26, 1963) is an award-winning author, journalist, and podcast...  more
  • 5

    Marshall A. Croom

    Certified Public Accountant
    Marshall Croom was named senior vice president of merchandising and store support of Lowe's in...  more
  • Caitlin Upton6

    Caitlin Upton

    Fashion Model, Model


    BirthplaceLexington, South Carolina, United States of America

    Lauren Caitlin Upton McNeil (born March 27, 1989), also credited as Caite Upton, is an...  more
  • Jason Hunter7

    Jason Hunter

    American football player


    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

    Jason Terrell Hunter (born August 28, 1983) is an American football defensive end who is...  more
  • Linda Combs8
    Linda Morrison Combs (born 1946) is a former U.S. federal government official. She was the...  more
  • Eric Church9

    Eric Church

    Guitarist, Musician


    BirthplaceGranite Falls, North Carolina

    Kenneth Eric Church (born May 3, 1977) is an American country music singer-songwriter. He has...  more

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  • Armanti Edwards10

    Armanti Edwards

    Athlete, American football player


    BirthplaceGreenwood, South Carolina

    Armanti Fredrico Edwards, Sr. (born March 8, 1988) is an American gridiron football wide...  more
  • Marques Murrell11

    Marques Murrell

    American football player


    BirthplaceFayetteville, North Carolina

    Marques Allen Murrell (born March 20, 1985) is a former American football linebacker. He was...  more
  • Charles Frazier12

    Charles Frazier

    Novelist, Author


    BirthplaceAsheville, North Carolina

    Charles Frazier (born November 4, 1950) is an American novelist. He won the 1997 National Book...  more
  • Howard Coble13

    Howard Coble

    Politician, Lawyer


    BirthplaceGreensboro, North Carolina, United States of America

    John Howard Coble (March 18, 1931 – November 3, 2015) was a U.S. Representative for North...  more
  • 14

    Mike Frier

    American football player


    BirthplaceJacksonville, North Carolina

    Michael Anthony Frier (born March 20, 1969 - December 31, 2015) was a former American football...  more
  • Björn Nittmo15

    Björn Nittmo

    American football player


    BirthplaceLomma, Sweden

    Björn Arne Nittmo (born July 26, 1966, in Lomma, Sweden) is a retired American football...  more
  • 16

    John Hollar

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 75 (1922-1997)

    BirthplaceBoone, North Carolina

    John Henry Hollar (August 7, 1922 – April 9, 1997) was an American football fullback in the...  more
  • 17

    John Settle

    Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceReidsville, North Carolina

    John R. Settle (born June 2, 1965 in Reidsville, North Carolina), is currently the running...  more
  • 18

    Kevin Richardson

    American football player


    BirthplaceElizabethtown, North Carolina

    Kevin Lamont Richardson (born May 15, 1986) is an American former starting running back for...  more
  • Larry Hand19

    Larry Hand

    American football player


    BirthplacePaterson, New Jersey

    Lawrence Thomas Hand (born July 10, 1940) is a former American football player. He played 13...  more
  • 20

    Mark Royals

    American football player


    BirthplaceHampton, Virginia

    Mark Alan Royals (born June 22, 1965) is a former American football punter in the National...  more
  • 21

    Matt Stevens

    American football player


    BirthplaceNorthville, Michigan

    Matthew Brian Stevens (born June 14, 1973) is a former American football safety in the...  more
  • William W. Hartzog22
    William White Hartzog (born September 21, 1941) is a retired United States Army General whose...  more
  • Alvin Gentry23


    BirthplaceShelby, North Carolina

    Alvin Harris Gentry (born November 5, 1954) is an American basketball coach who is head coach...  more
  • Dexter Coakley24

    Dexter Coakley

    American football player


    BirthplaceMount Pleasant, South Carolina

    William Dexter Coakley (born October 20, 1972) is a former American football linebacker who...  more
  • Dino Hackett25

    Dino Hackett

    American football player


    BirthplaceGreensboro, North Carolina

    Barry Dean "Dino" Hackett (born June 28, 1964) is a former American football linebacker in the...  more