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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 David Phillip "Phil" Roe, MD is an American politician and doctor who is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 1st congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a member of the ...more

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A. J. Ellis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Baseball player Andrew James "A.J." Ellis is a catcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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George Sherrill is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Baseball player George Friederich Sherrill, also known as "The Brim Reaper", "Flat Breezy", and "Duckbill", is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher.

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Bob Harper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Actor, Personal trainer Robert "Bob" Harper is an American personal trainer and author. He appears on the American television series The Biggest Loser.

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Trenton Hassell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Basketball player Trenton Lavar Hassell 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 guard-forward, ...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 Douglas S. "Doug" Jackson 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 Percy Lenard Howard is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys in 1975. He was an unlikely star for the Cowboys in Super Bowl X.

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Shawn Kelley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Baseball player Shawn Andrew Kelley is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. He played for the Seattle Mariners from 2009 through 2012 and the New York ...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 is an American civil servant. He served as the Deputy Administrator of the General Services Administration, an independent agency of the United States government and Acting ...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 Jeffrey Lance Gooch is a linebacker who played for 10 seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Detroit Lions in the National Football League. Gooch played at John Overton High School in ...more

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Eric Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Eric Stewart Politician Eric Stewart is a Democratic party politician in Tennessee, who once represented the 14th District as State Senator from 2008-2012. His district included all or parts of Bledsoe, Coffee, ...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 Charles Richard "Bubba" Wells is a retired American professional basketball player. He played briefly for the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. He played collegiately for Austin Peay State ...more

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Riley Darnell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Riley Darnell Lawyer Riley C. Darnell was the Tennessee Secretary of State. Defeated for reelection to the state Senate in November, 1992, Darnell's political comeback was immediate. In January, 1993 he received the ...more

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Brett Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Brett "the Toaster" Williams is a former Canadian Football League defensive end who played ten seasons for five different teams, as well as in the now defunct USFL, with Birmingham and ...more

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Bonnie Sloan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Bonnie Ryan Sloan was the first of three deaf football player in National Football League history. Sloan played four games at defensive tackle for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1973 season. A ...more

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Chonda Pierce is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Singer Chonda Pierce is a Christian comedian often billed as "The Queen of Clean." Pierce got her start in comedy during a six-year stint at a theme park in Nashville, Tennessee called ...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 Lt. Col. Jim Clay "Sandy" Sanders was a US Air Force veteran who served in World War II, The Korean War, the Cold War conflict, and the Vietnam War.

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Tamira A. Cole is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Tamira A. Cole

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Otis Howard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Austin Peay State University Alumni
Otis Howard 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 Mary C. Noble is the Deputy Chief Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court. Noble was elected to the court in November 2006 where she represents the 5th Supreme Court District. She defeated ...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 Yisrael Mordecai Safeek is an American physician, health care executive, and patient safety champion. In 2009, he founded The SafeCare Group, a firm with headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky with ...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 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