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Famous Auburn University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 78.3k views82 items

List RulesPeople 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?”

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  • 1
    Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Charles Barkley

    Spokesperson, Basketball player

    Age57

    BirthplaceLeeds, Alabama, United States of America

    Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Bo Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Bo Jackson

    Businessperson, Baseball player

    Age57

    BirthplaceBessemer, Alabama, United States of America

    Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson (born November 30, 1962) is an American former baseball and... more on Wikipedia

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    #34 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#62 of 104 The Greatest Throwing Arms of All Time

  • 3
    Jimmy Buffett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Jimmy Buffett

    Film Score Composer, Businessperson

    Age73

    BirthplacePascagoula, Mississippi, United States of America

    James William Buffett (born December 25, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, musician,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Lionel Richie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Lionel Richie

    Record producer, Musician

    Age71

    BirthplaceTuskegee, Alabama, United States of America

    Lionel Brockman Richie Jr. (born June 20, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and... more on Wikipedia

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

    Lester Crawford

    Veterinarian

    Age82

    Lester Mills Crawford (born March 13, 1938) is an American veterinarian and former... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Frank Thomas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Frank Thomas

    Baseball player

    Age52

    BirthplaceColumbus, Georgia, United States of America

    Frank Edward Thomas Jr. (born May 27, 1968), nicknamed "The Big Hurt", is an American former... more on Wikipedia

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    #37 of 39 Longest Hitting Streaks in Baseball#343 of 580 The Greatest Entertainers of All Time

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

    Tom Cochran

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 86 (1924-2010)

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    Thomas Cochran may refer to: Thomas Cochran (Nova Scotia politician) (1733–1801), merchant... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Cam Newton is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Cam Newton

    Athlete, American football player

    Age31

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Cameron Jerrell Newton (born May 11, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Will Muschamp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Will Muschamp

    American Football coach, Coach

    Age49

    BirthplaceRome, Georgia

    William Lawrence Muschamp (born August 3, 1971) is an American football coach and former... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Octavia Spencer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Age50

    BirthplaceMontgomery, Alabama

    Octavia Lenora Spencer (born May 25, 1972) is an American actress, author, and producer. She... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    Taylor Hicks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Taylor Hicks

    Record producer, Songwriter

    Age43

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer who won the fifth season of... more on Wikipedia

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

    Age63

    BirthplaceAlabama

    Larry Darby (born 1957) is a practicing attorney in Montgomery, Alabama. He was runner-up... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Toni Tennille is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Age80

    BirthplaceMontgomery, Alabama

    Cathryn Antoinette "Toni" Tennille (born May 8, 1940) is an American singer-songwriter and... more on Wikipedia

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

    William Spratling

    William Spratling (September 22, 1900 – August 7, 1967) was an American-born silver designer... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Johnny Micheal Spann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni
    Johnny Micheal "Mike" Spann (March 1, 1969 – November 25, 2001) was a paramilitary operations... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Jimmy Wales is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Jimmy Wales

    Trader, Businessperson

    Age54

    BirthplaceHuntsville, Alabama, United States of America

    Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales (born August 7, 1966) is an American Internet entrepreneur. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Bobby Bright is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Age68

    BirthplaceEnterprise-Ozark, AL Micropolitan Statistical Area, Midland City, Contiguous United States, United States of America

    Bobby Neal Bright Sr. (born July 21, 1952) is an American former lawyer, farmer, and former... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Tim Cook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Tim Cook

    Businessperson

    Age59

    BirthplaceRobertsdale, Alabama

    Timothy Donald "Tim" Cook is an American business executive, and is the CEO of Apple Inc. Cook... more on Wikipedia

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

    Brandon Jacobs

    American football player

    Age38

    BirthplaceHouma, Louisiana

    Brandon Christopher Jacobs (born July 6, 1982) is a former American football running back, who... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    James S. Voss is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    James S. Voss

    Astronaut, Engineer

    Age71

    BirthplaceCordova, Alabama

    James Shelton Voss (born March 3, 1949) is a retired United States Army Colonel and NASA... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Josh Bynes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Josh Bynes

    Athlete, American football player

    Age31

    BirthplaceLauderdale Lakes, Florida

    Joshua Bynes is an American football linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Kimberly Page is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Kimberly Page

    Actor, Dancer

    Age50

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Kimberly Lynne Bacon (born January 1, 1970) is an American former professional wrestling... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Jan Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Jan Davis

    Astronaut, Engineer

    Age66

    BirthplaceCocoa Beach, Florida

    Nancy Jan Davis (born Nancy Jan Smotherman, November 1, 1953) is a former American astronaut.... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Lloyd Austin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Lloyd Austin

    Lloyd James Austin III (born August 8, 1953) is a retired Four-Star General of the United... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Ralph S. Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Auburn University Alumni

    Ralph S. Cunningham

    Businessperson

    Age79

    Dr. Ralph S. Cunningham was elected President and Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1,...
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