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

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

Examples include Charles Barkley, Bo Jackson, and other notable Auburn Tigers. Including football great, Cam Newton.

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

Check out these famous Auburn University students.
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Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Spokesperson, Basketball player, Announcer

Age: 56

Birthplace: Leeds, Alabama, United States of America

Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on Inside the NBA. Nicknamed Chuck, Sir Charles, Street Beef, and ...more

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Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Businessperson, Baseball player, Actor

Age: 53

Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, United States of America

Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson (born November 30, 1962) is an American former baseball and football player. He is the only professional athlete in history to be named an All-Star in both ...more

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Jimmy Buffett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Guitarist

Age: 72

Birthplace: Pascagoula, USA, Mississippi

James William Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, author, actor, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an "island ...more

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Lionel Richie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 69

Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States of America

Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. Richie's style of ballads with the Commodores and in his solo career launched him ...more

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Lester Crawford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Veterinarian

Age: 80

Lester Mills Crawford (born March 13, 1938) is an American veterinarian and former Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration who was appointed by President George W. Bush. He served ...more
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Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 50

Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States of America

Frank Edward Thomas Jr. (born May 27, 1968), nicknamed "The Big Hurt", is an American former first baseman and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played for three American ...more

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Tom Cochran is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American football player

Age: Dec. at 86 (1924-2010)

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama

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Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Athlete, American football player

Age: 29

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Cameron Jerrell Newton (born May 11, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida and Auburn. ...more

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Will Muschamp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player

Age: 47

Birthplace: Rome, Georgia

William Lawrence Muschamp (born August 3, 1971) is an American football coach and former player. He currently is the head coach at the University of South Carolina. He was the head coach at the ...more
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Octavia Spencer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Actor

Age: 48

Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama

Octavia Lenora Spencer (born May 25, 1972) is an American actress, author, and producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe Award. She is ...more

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Taylor Hicks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 42

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer who won the fifth season of American Idol. Hicks got his start as a professional musician in his late teens and performed around ...more

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Larry Darby is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 62

Birthplace: Alabama

Larry Darby (born 1957) is a practicing attorney in Montgomery, Alabama. He was runner-up candidate for Alabama Attorney-General in the 2006 Democratic Party Primary. Darby's campaign ran into ...more
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Toni Tennille is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Singer

Age: 78

Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama

Cathryn Antoinette "Toni" Tennille (born May 8, 1940) is an American singer-songwriter and keyboardist, best known as one-half of the 1970s duo Captain & Tennille with her former ...more

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William Spratling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
William Spratling

Age: Dec. at 67 (1900-1967)

William Spratling (September 22, 1900 – August 7, 1967) was an American-born silver designer and artist, best known for his influence on 20th century Mexican silver design.
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Johnny Micheal Spann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

Age: Dec. at 32 (1969-2001)

Birthplace: Winfield, Alabama

Johnny Micheal "Mike" Spann (March 1, 1969 – November 25, 2001) was a paramilitary operations officer in the Central Intelligence Agency's Special Activities Division (renamed Special ...more
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Jimmy Wales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Trader, Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: 52

Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States of America

Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales (born August 7, 1966) is an American Internet entrepreneur. He is known as a co-founder of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit web ...more
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Bobby Bright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 66

Birthplace: Enterprise-Ozark, AL Micropolitan Statistical Area, Midland City, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more

Bobby Neal Bright Sr. (born July 21, 1952) is an American former lawyer, farmer, and former politician who served as a U.S. Representative and was previously the three term Mayor of Montgomery, ...more
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Tim Cook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 58

Birthplace: Robertsdale, Alabama

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Brandon Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Brandon Jacobs American football player

Age: 33

Birthplace: Houma, Louisiana

Brandon Christopher Jacobs (born July 6, 1982) is a former American football running back, who spent the majority of his career with the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He ...more
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James S. Voss is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer

Age: 69

Birthplace: Cordova, Alabama

James Shelton Voss (born March 3, 1949) is a retired United States Army Colonel and NASA astronaut. During his time with NASA, Voss flew in space five times on board the Space Shuttle and ...more
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Josh Bynes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Athlete, American football player

Age: 29

Birthplace: Lauderdale Lakes, Florida

Joshua Bynes is an American football linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was signed by the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football ...more
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Kimberly Page is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Kimberly Page Actor, Dancer

Age: 49

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Kimberly Lynne Bacon (born January 1, 1970) is an American former professional wrestling personality. Known by her World Championship Wrestling ring name Kimberly Page, she was the leader of The ...more
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Jan Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer

Age: 65

Birthplace: Cocoa Beach, Florida

Nancy Jan Davis (born Nancy Jan Smotherman, November 1, 1953) is a former American astronaut. A veteran of three space flights, Davis logged over 673 hours in space. She is now retired from
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Lloyd Austin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Lloyd Austin

Age: 65

Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama

Lloyd James Austin III (born August 8, 1953) is a retired Four-Star General of the United States Army. He was the 12th commander of United States Central Command (CENTCOM). Austin was the first ...more
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Ralph S. Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 78

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