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

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

This list includes Willie Nelson, Robert Griffin III and more graduates.

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

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Jeff Dunham is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Jeff Dunham Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter Jeffrey "Jeff" Dunham is an American ventriloquist, producer, and stand-up comedian who has also appeared on numerous television shows, including Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy ...more

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Willie Nelson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Willie Nelson Activist, Film Score Composer, Poet Willie Hugh Nelson is an American singer-songwriter, musician, guitarist, author, poet, actor, and activist. The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie, combined with the critical and ...more

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Tom DeLay is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Tom DeLay Politician, Entrepreneur Thomas Dale "Tom" DeLay is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Texas's 22nd congressional district from 1985 until 2006. He was Republican Party ...more

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Ann Richards is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Ann Richards Politician, Teacher Dorothy Ann Willis Richards was an American politician and the 45th Governor of Texas. A Democrat, she first came to national attention as the state treasurer of Texas, when she delivered the ...more

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Marjorie Scardino is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Marjorie Scardino Editor, Businessperson Dame Marjorie Scardino, a native American Texan, is the CEO of the British media firm Pearson PLC. She was named Dame of the British Empire in February 2002 because of her contributions to ...more

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Mark V. Hurd is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Mark V. Hurd Businessperson Mark Vincent Hurd is co-CEO of Oracle Corporation, and the past chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Hewlett-Packard. At Hewlett-Packard, Hurd succeeded CFO Robert Wayman, who ...more

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Crystal Bernard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Crystal Bernard Singer-songwriter, Actor Crystal Lynn Bernard is an American singer-songwriter and television and film actress, most widely known for her seven-year-long role on the comedy Wings. While her main work has been on ...more

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Angela Kinsey is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Angela Kinsey Performer, Actor Angela Faye Kinsey is an American actress. She is known for her role as the uptight accountant Angela Martin in the NBC television series The Office. Kinsey is currently a regular on the TBS ...more

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Gale Pollock is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Gale Pollock Nurse Gale S. Pollock is a retired United States Army major general who served as the Deputy Surgeon General of the United States Army from October 2006 to March 2007, and also as chief of the Army ...more

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Noble Willingham is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Noble Willingham Actor Noble Henry Willingham, Jr. was an American television and film actor, best known as C.D. Parker, opposite Chuck Norris's character on Walker, Texas Ranger.

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Mark White is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Mark White Politician, Lawyer Mark Wells White, Jr., is an American lawyer, who served as the 43rd Governor of Texas from January 18, 1983 to January 20, 1987.

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Robert Williams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Robert Williams American football player Robert Cole Williams is a former American football running back who played professionally in National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys as a defensive back. A running back in high School ...more

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Kerry Shook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Kerry Shook Televangelist, Pastor Kerry Shook is an American minister, best-selling author, and Senior Pastor of Woodlands Church in The Woodlands, Texas. In February 2008, Shook released One Month to Live: 30 Days to a ...more

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Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Mike Singletary American Football coach, American football player Michael "Mike" Singletary is an American football coach and former professional football player. After playing college football for the Baylor Bears, Singletary was drafted by the ...more

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E. L. Henry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
E. L. Henry Politician, Lobbyist, Lawyer Edgerton L. Henry, known as Bubba Henry, is a Baton Rouge attorney, lobbyist, and partner of the high-powered firm Adams and Reese who served as a Democrat in the House of Representatives from ...more

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Norman Shumway is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Norman Shumway Surgeon Norman Edward Shumway was a pioneer of heart surgery at Stanford University. He is widely regarded as the father of heart transplantation.

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Douglas L Ross is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Douglas L Ross Business development, Entrepreneur I've worked in electronics manufacturing businesses for forty years. Myroles have ranged from business unit general management, MA, business development, strategic planning, regulatory affairs, ...more

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Otis R. Bowen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Otis R. Bowen Politician, Physician Otis Ray Bowen was a U.S. politician and physician. He served as the 44th Governor of Indiana from 1973 to 1981 and as Secretary of Health and Human Services from 1985 to 1989.

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Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Matt Bryant American football player Steven Matt Bryant is an American football placekicker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was signed by the Frankfurt Galaxy as a street free agent in 2002. He played ...more

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Phil Hardberger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Phil Hardberger Judge, Politician, Lawyer Phillip Duane "Phil" Hardberger is a former mayor of San Antonio, Texas. He took office in June 2005. He is a Democrat; however, as with all mayoral, city council, and school board ...more

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Louie Gohmert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Louie Gohmert Judge, Politician, Lawyer Louis Buller "Louie" Gohmert, Jr. is an American politician and current Republican U.S. Representative from Texas's First Congressional District. On January 4, 2015, Gohmert announced ...more

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Daniel Sepulveda is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Daniel Sepulveda American football player Daniel Wade Sepulveda is an American football punter who played five seasons in the National Football League, all with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football for Baylor University, ...more

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Robert Garland is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Robert Garland Venture capitalist Robert joined NEA in December 2003 as a Principal and became a Partner in 2007. He invests in biopharmaceuticals and medical devices. Robert is a director of Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals. Prior to ...more

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Michael Johnson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Michael Johnson Athlete Michael Duane Johnson is a retired American sprinter. He won four Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships gold medals. Johnson currently holds the world and Olympic records in the 400 ...more

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Ernest Istook is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Ernest Istook Politician, Lawyer Ernest James Istook Jr. is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Oklahoma's 5th congressional district. He held his congressional seat for 14 years, ...more

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Chip Pickering is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Chip Pickering Politician Charles Willis "Chip" Pickering, Jr. is a politician in the U.S. state of Mississippi. He represented Mississippi's 3rd congressional district as a Republican in the United States ...more

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Joe Rubio, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Joe Rubio, Jr. Lawyer Jose Marcelino Rubio, Jr., known as Joe Rubio, Jr., is the former district attorney for Webb and Zapata counties in south Texas, USA. Rubio holds the record as the longest serving DA for the ...more

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David Hillis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
David Hillis Molecular Biologist, Professor David Mark Hillis is an American evolutionary biologist, and the Alfred W. Roark Centennial Professor of Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. He is best known for his studies of ...more

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Thomas Stewart is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Thomas Stewart Singer Thomas Stewart was an American bass-baritone who specialized in Wagnerian roles. Thomas James Stewart was born in San Saba, Texas. He graduated from Baylor University in 1953 and then went to ...more

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Benajah Harvey Carroll is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Benajah Harvey Carroll Author, Pastor, Teacher Benajah Harvey Carroll, known as B. H. Carroll, was a Baptist pastor, theologian, teacher, and author.

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Kim Bowers is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Kim Bowers Kim Bowers serves as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Valero Energy Corporation with responsibility for the Commercial, Environmental Law, Litigation, Labor and Ad Valorem Tax ...more

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Benjamin Becker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Benjamin Becker Tennis player Benjamin Becker is a German professional tennis player. Becker's primary weapon is a very big serve that he can hit at up to 220 km/h, along with powerful groundstrokes. Becker was born at ...more

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Benjamin Ladner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Benjamin Ladner Benjamin Mance Ladner, Ph.D. is an academic expert in the fields of philosophy and religion. He was president of the National Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Sciences from 1980–1994 and American ...more

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Glenn McGee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Glenn McGee Author, Philosopher Glenn Edwards McGee is a professor of public management at the University of New Haven. He has been noted for his work on reproductive technology and genetics and for advancing a theory of ...more

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Jim Dunnam is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Jim Dunnam Politician, Lawyer James R. "Jim" Dunnam was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 57th District since his election in 1996 from January 14, 1997, until January 11, ...more

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Jim Mattox is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Jim Mattox Politician, Lawyer James Albon "Jim" Mattox was an American lawyer and politician who served three terms in the United States House of Representatives and two four-year terms as state Attorney General, ...more

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Joseph Cao is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Joseph Cao Lawyer Ánh "Joseph" Quang Cao is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district from 2009 to 2011. He is a member of the Republican ...more

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Allen Stanford is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Allen Stanford Businessperson, Promoter, Financier Robert Allen Stanford is a former prominent financier and sponsor of professional sports who is serving a 110-year prison sentence, having been convicted of charges that his investment company ...more

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Brad Carson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Brad Carson Politician Brad Rogers Carson is an American lawyer and politician from the state of Oklahoma who currently serves as the Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. A member of the ...more

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Hayden Fry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Hayden Fry Coach, American football player John Hayden Fry is a former American football player and coach. He played college football for Baylor University. He served as the head coach at Southern Methodist University, North Texas State ...more

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Andrew Jackson Houston is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Andrew Jackson Houston Politician, Lawyer Andrew Jackson Houston was an American politician. He was a son of the famous Texas hero and statesman Sam Houston, and was named for his father's mentor Andrew Jackson.

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Willie Andrews is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Willie Andrews American football player Willie Thedric Andrews is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Baylor. Andrews ...more

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Ethan Kelley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Ethan Kelley American football player Ethan Jeffrey Arthur Kelley is a former American football defensive tackle He was originally drafted by the New England Patriots in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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W. Roy Smythe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
W. Roy Smythe Surgeon W. Roy Smythe is the first Chief Medical Officer for AVIA, LLC., a health care innovation firm based in Chicago, Illinois co-founded by Ted Meisel, formerly President of Yahoo Search Marketing ...more

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Robert Fulghum is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Robert Fulghum Novelist, Author Robert Lee Fulghum is an American author

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Fred Miller is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Fred Miller American football player Fred Junior Miller, Jr. is a former American football offensive tackle. He most recently played for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the ...more

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Roxanne Wilson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Roxanne Wilson Businessperson, Lawyer Roxanne Tessa Lisa Wilson started her career as an Appellate Attorney in Austin, Texas. She is currently a television host on The Liquidation Channel, public speaker and Jazzercise franchisee. ...more

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Ray Crockett is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Ray Crockett American football player Donald Ray Crockett is a former American football player in the National Football League. He played for fourteen years in the NFL and earned two Super Bowl rings with the Denver Broncos as a ...more

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Don Willett is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Don Willett Judge, Lawyer Don R. Willett is a Justice on the Supreme Court of Texas. He was appointed by Governor Rick Perry on August 24, 2005, to fill the vacancy created when former Justice Priscilla Owen joined the ...more

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Daryl Gardener is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Baylor University Alumni
Daryl Gardener American football player Daryl Ronald Gardener is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins, the Washington Redskins and the Denver Broncos. He played college ...more