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Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni

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

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

List includes A. J. Ellis, Trenton Hassell and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Austin Peay State University?” and “Which celebrities are Austin Peay State University alumni?”
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Phil Roe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Physician

Age: 73

Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States of America

Philip or Phil Roe may refer to: Phil Roe (politician) (born 1945), American politician and U.S. Representative Phil Roe (footballer) (born 1991), English footballer Philip L. Roe, British ...more
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A. J. Ellis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Andrew James Ellis (born April 9, 1981), is an American former professional baseball catcher who is currently a Special Assistant to the General Manager in the front office of the San Diego ...more
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George Sherrill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 41

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee

George Friederich Sherrill (born April 19, 1977) is a former professional baseball relief pitcher. Sherrill pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Baltimore Orioles, ...more
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Bob Harper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Actor, Personal trainer

Age: 53

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America

Robert Harper (born August 18, 1965) is an American personal trainer and author. He appears on the American television series The Biggest Loser. On September 8, 2015, Harper was announced as new ...more

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Trenton Hassell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 39

Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee

Trenton Lavar Hassell (born March 4, 1979) is an American former professional basketball forward. He earned a reputation for being one of the NBA's best perimeter defenders. A 6'5", 210 lbs ...more

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Douglas S. Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Douglas S. Jackson Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 36 (1954-1990)

Birthplace: Dickson, Tennessee, United States of America

Douglas S. "Doug" Jackson (born July 10, 1954 in Dickson, Tennessee) was a Tennessee state senator, attorney, and executive director of the Renaissance Center.
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Percy Howard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Percy Howard American football player

Age: 67

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia

Percy Lenard Howard (born January 21, 1952 in Savannah, Georgia) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He was an unlikely star for ...more
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Shawn Kelley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky

Shawn Andrew Kelley (born April 26, 1984) is an American professional baseball relief pitcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Seattle Mariners ...more
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David Bibb is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
David Bibb
David L. Bibb, an American civil servant, served as the Deputy Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), which is an independent agency of the United States government, and as ...more
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Jeff Gooch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Jeff Gooch American football player

Age: 44

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee

Jeffrey Lance Gooch (born October 31, 1974 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a linebacker who played for 10 seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions in the National Football League. ...more
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Eric Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Eric Stewart Politician

Age: 47

Birthplace: Tennessee, United States of America

Eric Stewart (born December 6, 1971) is a Democratic party politician in Tennessee, who once represented the 14th District as State Senator from 2008 to 2012. His district included all or parts ...more
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Bubba Wells is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Bubba Wells Basketball player

Age: 44

Birthplace: Russellville, Kentucky

Charles Richard "Bubba" Wells (born July 26, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player. He played briefly for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball ...more
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Riley Darnell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Riley Darnell Lawyer

Age: 78

Riley C. Darnell (born May 13, 1940) was the Tennessee Secretary of State.Defeated for reelection to the state Senate in November 1992, Darnell's political comeback was immediate. In January ...more
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Brett Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni

Age: 60

Birthplace: Virginia

Brett "the Toaster" Williams (born May 23, 1958 in Norfolk, Virginia) is a former Canadian Football League defensive end who played ten seasons for five different teams, as well as in ...more
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Bonnie Sloan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni

Age: 70

Birthplace: Lebanon, Tennessee

Bonnie Ryan Sloan (born June 1, 1948) is an American former NFL player who was the first of three deaf football players in National Football League history. Sloan played four games at defensive ...more
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Chonda Pierce is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Singer

Birthplace: Covington, Kentucky, United States of America

Chonda Courtney Pierce (born March 4, 1960) is an American comedian often billed as “The Queen of Clean.” She is the RIAA’s most-awarded female comic in history. Billboard magazine dubbed her ...more
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Jim Sanders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Jim Sanders Military Officer

Age: Dec. at 83 (1922-2005)

James Sanders may refer to:
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Tamira A. Cole is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Tamira A. Cole

Age: 35

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Otis Howard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Otis Howard

Age: 62

Birthplace: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Otis Howard is a former forward who played in the National Basketball Association. Howard was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the fourth round of the 1978 NBA Draft and began that season as a ...more
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Mary C. Noble is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Mary C. Noble

Age: 70

Birthplace: Kentucky

Mary C. Noble (born 1949 in Jackson, Kentucky) is a former Deputy Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court. Noble was elected to the court in November 2006 where she represented the 5th ...more
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Ronald Bailey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Ronald Bailey
Lieutenant General Ronald L. Bailey was the first African American to take command of the 1st Marine Division of the United States Marine Corps on Thursday, June 30, 2011.
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Yisrael Mordecai Safeek ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Author, Physician

Age: 57

Birthplace: South America

Yisrael Safeek () is an American physician, author, and healthcare software company executive. For the past 29 years, Safeek occupied a wide spectrum of roles within the US healthcare system - ...more
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Rick Christophel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Rick Christophel American Football coach, Coach

Age: 66

Birthplace: Reading, Ohio

Rick Scott Christophel is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the tight ends coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League, a position he has held ...more