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

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This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Carson-Newman College?” and “Which celebrities are Carson-Newman College alumni?”

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Chris Marion is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Keytarist, Keyboard player Chris Marion is an American musician best known as a member of Little River Band and for his contribution to the rock music and gospel music industries. Born in Belton, Texas,and growing up in ...more

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B. Carroll Reece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Brazilla Carroll Reece was an American politician from Tennessee. He served in the United States House of Representatives for all but six years from 1921 to 1961.

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Leonard Weaver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Leonard Weaver American football player Leonard Toney Weaver III is a former American football fullback who last played for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He played college football for Carson-Newman College. ...more

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Michael Dyson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Author, Radio personality, Actor Michael Eric Dyson is an American academic, author, and radio host. He is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University. Described by Michael A. Fletcher as "a Princeton PhD and a child ...more

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Herbert S. Walters is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Herbert Sanford Walters was a Democratic United States Senator from Tennessee from 1963 to 1964. Walters was a native of Jefferson County, Tennessee. He was a graduate of the former Castle ...more

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John Q. Tilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
John Q. Tilson Lawyer John Quillin Tilson was an American politician. A Republican, he represented Connecticut in the United States House of Representatives for almost 22 years and was House Majority leader for 6

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Millard F. Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Millard Fillmore Caldwell was an American politician. He was the 29th Governor of Florida and served in all three branches of government at various times in his life, including as a U.S. ...more

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Todd Collins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Todd Collins American football player Todd Franklin Collins is a former National Football League linebacker. He started for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI, and Super Bowl XXXIV for the Rams. Collins was also a champion ...more

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Van Williams is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Van Williams American football player George Van Williams is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants. He played college football at East Tennessee State ...more

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Clyde Wright is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Baseball player Clyde Wright, nicknamed "Skeeter", is a former professional baseball player. A left-handed pitcher, he played all or part of ten seasons in Major League Baseball for the California ...more

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Junior Glymph is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
American football player Clarence Glymph, Jr. is an American football linebacker and defensive end for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. He was originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an ...more

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Sanders Shiver is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Sanders Shiver American football player Sanders Shiver was a former NFL football player. A fifth round draft choice out of Carson-Newman in 1976, he played ten years in the NFL with the Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins. He currently ...more

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Steve Josue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Steve Josue American football player Steve Josue is a former professional American football linebacker who played in the National Football League, NFL Europe, and Canadian Football League. Josue played college football at

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Shonie Carter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Mearion Shonie Bickhem III, better known as Shonie Carter, is an American mixed martial artist who has competed in the Welterweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight divisions. He is a former ...more

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Cedric Killings is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
American football player Cedric Laquon Killings is former American football defensive tackle of the National Football League. He was originally signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2000. He ...more

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Clayton Holmes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Clayton Holmes American football player Clayton Holmes is a former professional American football player who was drafted in the third round of the 1992 NFL draft and played cornerback for four seasons for the Dallas Cowboys. He won 3 ...more

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Robby Tebow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Robby Tebow is a brother of Tim Tebow, Heismann trophy winner.

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Ken Sparks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Ken Sparks Coach Ken Sparks is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at Carson–Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee, a position he has held since 1980, and is the ...more

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Anthony Toribio is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
American football player Anthony Terrell Toribio is an American football defensive tackle who is retired. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2008 and also spent time on the practice squad ...more

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Carl Torbush is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Coach Carl William Torbush Jr. is the head football coach at East Tennessee State University, a position he assumed in June 2013. He served in the same capacity at Louisiana Tech University in 1987, ...more

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George Truett Ewton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
George Truett Ewton

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Dana X. Bible is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Coach Dana Xenophon Bible was an American football player, coach of football, basketball, and baseball, and college athletics administrator. He served as the head football coach at Mississippi ...more

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Sylvia Hatchell is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach Sylvia Rhyne Hatchell is the head coach of the women's basketball team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently the second winningest head coach in NCAA women's ...more

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Sylvester D. Clay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Sylvester D. Clay Basketball Coach, Basketball player Sylvester Darnell Clay is a former college basketball player and coach raised in Petersburg, Virginia. He founded the Harlem Road Kings Comedy Basketball Team, based out of Morristown, ...more

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Sparky Woods is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Sparky Woods American Football coach Phillip "Sparky" Woods is an American football coach and former player. On February 20, 2015, he was named Running Backs Coach, and Associate Head Coach, at the University of Richmond. ...more

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Vernon Turner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Vernon Turner is a former American college and professional football player who was a running back, wide receiver and return specialist in the National Football League and NFL Europe League for ...more

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R. David Proctor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
R. David Proctor Judge Robert David Proctor is a United States federal judge. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Proctor received a B.A. from Carson-Newman College in 1983 and a J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of ...more

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Boyce Green is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Boyce Green Boyce Keith Green is a former American football running back in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 11th round of the 1983 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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Joe Fishback is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Joe Fishback Joe Fishback to Shirley Battle and Joe Fishback, Sr. He is a former professional football player who played cornerback for five seasons for the Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets, and Dallas

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Tyler Baldock is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Tyler Baldock Tyler Baldock is a Canadian goalkeeper, who plays for Wirrulla Bombers in Australia.

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Harry Brooks is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Harry Brooks Harry Brooks is a Republican politician in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was a house member of the 103rd through 105th General Assemblies.

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Fuller Harding is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Fuller Harding Lawyer Lloyd Fuller Harding was an attorney in Campbellsville, Kentucky, who served in 1942 as a Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives from District 36. He was also for twenty-four ...more

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Earl Stallings is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Earl Stallings The Reverend Earl Stallings was an American Baptist minister and activist in the U.S. civil rights movement. Earl Stallings was born March 20, 1916, in Durham, North Carolina. He died when he ...more

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Herman Saatkamp is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Herman Saatkamp Herman Saatkamp is the fourth president of Stockton University in Galloway Township, New Jersey. He succeeded Vera King Farris in June 2003. He is also a leading authority on philosopher George ...more

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Steve Cishek is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Steven R. Cishek is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball. He has surpassed the previous Marlins franchise record for consecutive saves with ...more

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Jerry Mynatt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Jerry Mynatt Jerry Mynatt is an American football coach in the United States.

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Chris Jones is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
Chris Jones American football player Chris Jones is an American football punter who is currently a free agent. Jones played his college football at Carson-Newman College

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Dr. Glen A. Porter is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Carson-Newman College Alumni
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