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Famous Bethune-Cookman University Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Bethune-Cookman University and be of some renown.

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

Items on this list include John Chaney and Larry Little.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Bethune-Cookman University?” and “Which celebrities are Bethune-Cookman University alumni?”
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    Harry Tyson Moore (November 18, 1905 – December 25, 1951) was an African-American educator, a...  more
  • 2

    Nick Collins

    American football player
    Nicholas Malte Collins (born August 16, 1983) is a former American football safety who played...  more


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    Rashean Mathis

    American football player
    Rashean Jamil Mathis (; born August 27, 1980) is a former American football cornerback in the...  more
  • 4

    Terry Anderson

    American football player
    Terry C. Anderson (born January 10, 1955 in Eastover, South Carolina) is a former American...  more
  • 5

    John Chaney

    Basketball Coach
    John Chaney (born January 21, 1932 - January 29, 2021) was an American retired college...  more
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    Larry Little

    American football player
    Lawrence Chatmon Little (born November 2, 1945) is a former professional American football...  more
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    Rickey Claitt

    American football player
    Rickey Claitt (born April 12, 1957 in Sylvester, Georgia) is a former American football...  more
  • 8

    T. T. Toliver

    American football player
    Antoine "T. T." Toliver (born January 31, 1977) is an arena football wide receiver who is...  more
  • 9

    Boobie Clark

    American football player
    Charles Lee "Boobie" Clark (November 8, 1949 – October 25, 1988) was a professional American...  more
  • 10

    Booker Reese

    American football player
    Booker Reese (born September 20, 1959) is a former American football defensive end who played...  more
  • 11

    Lee Williams

    American football player
    Lee Williams is a former American football defensive end and defensive tackle in the National...  more
  • 12

    Earl Battey

    Baseball player
    Earl Jesse Battey, Jr. (January 5, 1935 – November 15, 2003) was an American professional...  more
  • 13

    Cy McClairen

    American football player
    Jack Forsyth "Cy" McClairen (born March 2, 1931) is a former American football player and...  more
  • 14

    Jerry Simmons

    American football player
    Jerry Bernard Simmons (born November 14, 1942 in Nichols, Florida) is a former American...  more
  • 15
    Father John Edwin Culmer (May 22, 1891 – June 18, 1963) was a minister and leader during the...  more
  • 16
    Rodney Chester (born 1965) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Alex Kirby...  more
  • 17

    Carmelo Ríos Santiago

    Politician, Attorney at law
    Carmelo J. Ríos Santiago is a Puerto Rican politician and Senator. He has been a member of the...  more
  • 18

    Eric Weems

    American football player
    Eric Grimes Weems (born July 4, 1985) is a former American football wide receiver, special...  more
  • 19

    Charles Riggins

    Charles Riggins is a former defensive end in the National Football League. Riggins was...  more
  • 20

    Stevie Baggs

    American football player
    Stevie Baggs (born December 30, 1981) is an Actor, inspirational speaker, author of book...  more
  • 21

    Maulty Moore

    Maulty Moore (born August 12, 1946), is a former professional American football defensive...  more
  • 22
    Nathan K. McGill (1888–1946) was the first African American to serve as assistant attorney...  more
  • 23

    Avery Atkins

    Avery Jamal Atkins was an American football cornerback. A highly touted prospect, he attended...  more
  • 24

    Clifford Reed

    Clifford Reed (born April 12, 1965) is an American college basketball coach who last served as...  more
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    Kenny Heatly

    Kenny Heatly (born March 28, 1982) is a former American and Canadian football cornerback. He...  more