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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?”

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Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Spokesperson, Basketball player, Announcer Charles Wade Barkley is a retired American professional basketball player and current analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. Nicknamed "Chuck", "Sir Charles", and ...more

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Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Businessperson, Baseball player, Actor Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson is a retired American baseball and football player. He is the only athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports. He was named the greatest ...more

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Jimmy Buffett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Guitarist James William "Jimmy" Buffett is an American singer–songwriter, author, actor, and businessman. He is best known for his music, which often portrays an "island escapism" ...more

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Lionel Richie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter Lionel Brockman Richie, Jr. is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. Beginning in 1968, he was a member of the musical group Commodores signed to Motown Records. ...more

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Lester Crawford is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Veterinarian Lester Mills Crawford is an American veterinarian and Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration who was appointed by George W. Bush. He served from July 18, 2005 until resigning two ...more

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Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Baseball player Frank Edward Thomas, Jr. is a retired American professional baseball player. A designated hitter and first baseman, Thomas became one of baseball's biggest stars in the 1990s. Broadcaster Ken ...more

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Tom Cochran is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American football player Thomas Leon Cochran was an American football fullback in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he played college football at Auburn University. ...more

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Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Athlete, American football player Cameron Jerrell "Cam" Newton is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He played college football for the Auburn Tigers in Alabama ...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 William Larry Muschamp is a college football coach. He is currently the defensive coordinator for the Auburn Tigers football team of Auburn University. Prior to that, Muschamp was the head coach ...more

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Octavia Spencer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Actor Octavia Lenora Spencer is an American actress and author. She is best known for her role as Minny Jackson in the 2011 film The Help, for which she won the BAFTA, Golden Globe, SAG, Critics' ...more

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

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

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Toni Tennille is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Singer Cathryn Antoinette "Toni" Tennille is an American singer-songwriter and keyboardist, best known as one-half of the 1970s duo Captain & Tennille with her husband Daryl Dragon. ...more

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William Spratling is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
William Spratling William Spratling 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
Johnny Micheal "Mike" Spann was a paramilitary operations officer in the Central Intelligence Agency's Special Activities Division. Spann was the first American killed in combat during ...more

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Jimmy Wales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Trader, Businessperson, Entrepreneur Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur best known as the co-founder and promoter of the online non-profit encyclopedia Wikipedia and the for-profit Wikia ...more

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Bobby Bright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Lawyer Bobby Neal Bright, Sr., is an American politician who served as U.S. Representative for Alabama's 2nd congressional district from 2009 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. The ...more

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Tim Cook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Businessperson Timothy Donald "Tim" Cook is an American business executive, and is the CEO of Apple Inc. Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations—he also ...more

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Brandon Jacobs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American football player Brandon Christopher Jacobs is a former American football running back, who spent the majority of his career with the New York Giants of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Giants ...more

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James S. Voss is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer James Shelton Voss is a Scholar in Residence at the University of Colorado. He is a retired United States Army Colonel and NASA astronaut. During his time with NASA, Voss flew in space five ...more

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Josh Bynes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Athlete, American football player 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
Actor, Dancer Kimberly Lynn Bacon is an American former professional wrestling personality. Known by her ring name Kimberly Page, she performed as the valet for her then-husband Diamond Dallas Page. She ...more

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Jan Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer Nancy Jan Davis is a former American astronaut. A veteran of three space flights, Dr. Davis has logged over 673 hours in space. Dr. Davis is now retired from NASA.

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Lloyd Austin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Lloyd Austin Lloyd James Austin III is a United States Army general. He is the 12th and current commander of United States Central Command. Austin is the first African American to ever head the organization. ...more

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Ralph S. Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Businessperson Dr. Ralph S. Cunningham was elected President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2007 and a director of the general partner of Enterprise GP Holdings. Dr. Cunningham previously ...more

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Tim Carter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Tim Carter American football player Timothy M. Carter is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Auburn. Carter has ...more

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Kathryn C. Thornton is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Physicist, Astronaut Kathryn Ryan Cordell Thornton is an American scientist and a former NASA astronaut with over 975 hours in space, including 21 hours of extravehicular activity. She was the Associate Dean for ...more

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Rob Bironas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American football player James Robert Douglas Bironas was an American football placekicker. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football for Auburn University and ...more

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Kendall Simmons is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American football player Henry Alexander Kendall Simmons is a retired American football guard. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Auburn. He ...more

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Devin Aromashodu is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Devin Aromashodu American football player Gbolahan Devin Aromashodu is an American football wide receiver who is currently a member of the Washington Redskins. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL ...more

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Jason Campbell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Athlete, American football player Jason S. Campbell is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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Clifton Williams is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Astronaut, Test pilot Clifton Curtis "C.C." Williams, Jr., was an American naval aviator, test pilot, mechanical engineer, Major in the United States Marine Corps, and NASA astronaut, who was killed in a ...more

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Heath Evans is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Heath Evans American football player Bryan Heath Evans is a former American football fullback. After playing college football at Auburn he was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He also played ...more

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Ken Mattingly is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Astronaut, Engineer Thomas Kenneth Mattingly II, better known as Ken Mattingly, is a retired American astronaut, Naval Aviator and Rear Admiral in the United States Navy who flew on the Apollo 16, STS-4 and ...more

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Jeremiah Ratliff is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American football player Jeremiah Jerome Ratliff, is an American football nose tackle for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He played college football for Auburn University. He was drafted by the Dallas ...more

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Rudi Johnson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American football player Burudi Ali "Rudi" Johnson is a former American football running back who played eight seasons in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the fourth ...more

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Victoria Jackson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Comedian, Satirist, Actor Victoria Lynn Jackson-Wessel is an American comedian, actress, satirist, singer and internet blogger best known as a cast member of the NBC television sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live ...more

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Will Herring is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American football player William Ronald Herring is an American football linebacker for the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. ...more

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Marcus Washington is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Marcus Washington American football player Marcus Cornelius Washington is a former American football linebacker. After completing his college career with Auburn he was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the second round of the 2000 NFL ...more

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Spencer Bachus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Politician Spencer Thomas Bachus III is a former U.S. Representative for the state of Alabama, serving from 1993 to 2015. He is a member of the Republican Party. A member of the Republican Party, he served ...more

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Henry H. Mauz, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Henry H. Mauz, Jr. is a retired United States Navy admiral and the former Commander in Chief, United States Atlantic Fleet from 1992 to 1994.

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George Hooks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Lawyer George Hooks is a Democratic member of the Georgia State Senate, representing the 14th District since 1991. Previously he was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1980 through

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Fob James is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Civil engineer, American football player Forrest Hood James, Jr., known as Fob James, is an American politician, and civil engineer. He served two terms as the 48th Governor of Alabama, from 1979 to 1983 as a Democrat, and again from ...more

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Selena Roberts is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Journalist, Author, Writer Selena Roberts is an American best-selling author, sportswriter, and digital entrepreneur. Previously, she was a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and a columnist for The New York Times. ...more

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Karlos Dansby is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American football player Karlos Montez Dansby is an American football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He played college football for Auburn University and received All-American ...more

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Tony Richardson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American football player Antonio "Tony" Richardson is a former American football fullback who played in the National Football League for sixteen seasons. He played college football for Auburn University. He ...more

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Frédérick Bousquet is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
Swimmer Frédérick Bousquet is a freestyle and butterfly swimmer from France. He was the holder of the world record in the 50 m freestyle in a time of 20.94 in long course, set on 26 April ...more

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Ben Obomanu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American football player Benjamin Ebenezer Obomanu is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the 7th round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Obomanu played ...more

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Willie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American football player Willie Aaron Anderson is a former American football player who was an offensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He played college football ...more

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Takeo Spikes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
American football player Takeo Gerard Spikes is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League. He played college football for Auburn University. He was drafted by the Cincinnati ...more