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

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

This list includes John Edwards, Dolph Lundgren and more famous Clemson Alumni. Let's go Clemson Tigers!

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

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John Edwards is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Politician, Writer, Lawyer
Johnny Reid "John" Edwards is an American politician, who served as a U.S. Senator from North Carolina. He was the Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2004, and was a candidate ...more

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Dolph Lundgren is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, and martial artist. He belongs to a generation of film actors who epitomise the action hero stereotype, alongside Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, ...more

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Nancy O'Dell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Journalist, Actor, Presenter
Nancy O'Dell is an American television host and entertainment journalist, who currently is the co-anchor of the syndicated entertainment news show Entertainment Tonight since 2011. She joined ...more

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Gaines Adams is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
American football player
Gaines Adams was an American professional football player who was a defensive end in the National Football League for three seasons. He played college football for Clemson University, and was ...more

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James Dickey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Lecturer
James Lafayette Dickey was an American poet and novelist. He was appointed the eighteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1966. He also received the Order of the ...more

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Mark Tremonti is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter
Mark Thomas Tremonti is an American musician and singer-songwriter, best known as the lead guitarist of the rock bands Creed and Alter Bridge. He is a founding member of both bands, and has also ...more

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Rob Huebel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer
Robert Anderson "Rob" Huebel is an American actor, comedian and writer best known for his sketch comedy work on the MTV series Human Giant. He currently co-stars on the Adult Swim ...more

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Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Basketball player
Horace Junior Grant is a retired American basketball player. He attended and played college basketball at Clemson University, before playing professionally in the National Basketball ...more

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Shawn Weatherly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Model, Actor
Shawn Nichols Weatherly is a beauty queen and actress from South Carolina who won the titles of Miss USA and Miss Universe in 1980.

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William Perry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
American football player
William Anthony Perry is a former American professional football player who was a defensive lineman in the National Football League for ten seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Perry played ...more

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Chester McGlockton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
American football player
Chester McGlockton was an American football defensive tackle who played for four different teams in his twelve season National Football League career from 1992 to 2003.

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Rich Merritt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Author, Lawyer
Richard Wayne Merritt is an author and attorney. Merritt has also spoken at universities, law schools and other civic organizations about topics ranging from issues on gay and lesbian equality ...more

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Brian Dawkins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
American football player
Brian Patrick Dawkins, nicknamed Weapon X, is a former American football safety who played in the National Football League for sixteen seasons. He played college football for Clemson University. ...more

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David Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Lawyer
David Horton Wilkins is an American attorney and a former U. S. Ambassador to Canada during the administration of President George W. Bush. Prior to the appointment, he practiced law for 30 ...more

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Chris Eatough is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Professional Road Racing Cyclist
Chris Eatough is a retired mountain bike racer who was part of the Trek Racing Cooperative team. He is a six-time 24-hour solo World Cup champion and five-time 24-hour solo National Cup

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Jim DeMint is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Politician
James Warren "Jim" DeMint is an American politician who was a United States Senator from South Carolina from 2005 to 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party and a leading figure ...more

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Charlie Whitehurst is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
American football player
Charles David Whitehurst, nicknamed Clipboard Jesus, is an American football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the ...more

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Tye Hill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
American football player
John Tye Hill is an American former college and professional football cornerback who played in the National Football League for five seasons. He played college football for Clemson University, ...more

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Chris Gardocki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
American football player
Christopher Allen Gardocki is a former punter in the National Football League. Gardocki played for the Chicago Bears, Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns, and Pittsburgh Steelers from 1991 to ...more

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Aaron Buerge is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Banker
Aaron Grant Buerge is an American businessman and television personality, best known for the role in The Bachelor.

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Tree Rollins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach
Wayne Monte "Tree" Rollins is a retired American professional basketball player who played 18 seasons in the National Basketball Association for the Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers, ...more

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Nikki Haley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Accountant, Politician
Nimrata "Nikki" Haley (née Randhawa, born January 20, 1972) is the 29th and current United States Ambassador to the United Nations. She served as the 116th governor of South ...more

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Jerry Oberholtzer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Civil engineer
Gerald "Jerry" Francis Oberholtzer is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. Oberholtzer was the mayor of Snellville, Georgia from 2003 to 2011. Originally from ...more

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Arvin Babu is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Venture capitalist
Arvin Babu joined Greylock in 2007. He is focused on early stage company investments in India. Prior to joining Greylock, Arvin co-founded two Greylock backed companies: Perfigo and Brience. ...more

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Jane Robelot is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Newsreader, TV Journalist
Jane Robelot was a co-anchor of CBS television's This Morning from 1996 to 1999. In the 1980s, she worked at WSPA-TV in Spartanburg, South Carolina, then at then-CBS-owned WCAU TV Philadelphia ...more