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Famous Clemson University Alumni

Updated January 14, 2020 64.6k views52 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1

    John Edwards

    Politician, Writer

    Age67

    BirthplaceSeneca, South Carolina, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Johnny Reid "John" Edwards (born June 10, 1953) is an American lawyer and former politician...  more

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  • 2

    Dolph Lundgren

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age62

    BirthplaceSpånga, Stockholm, Sweden

    GenderMale

    Hans Lundgren (; Swedish: [ˈdɔlːf ˈlɵnːdgreːn] (listen); born 3 November 1957), better known...  more

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  • 3

    Nancy O'Dell

    Journalist, Actor

    Age54

    BirthplaceSumter, South Carolina, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Nancy O'Dell (born Nancy Evelyn Humphries; February 25, 1966) is an American television host...  more
  • 4

    Gaines Adams

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 27 (1983-2010)

    BirthplaceGreenwood, South Carolina

    GenderMale

    Gaines Adams (June 8, 1983 – January 17, 2010) was an American professional football player...  more
  • 5

    James Dickey

    Poet, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 74 (1923-1997)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

    GenderMale

    James Lafayette Dickey (February 2, 1923 – January 19, 1997) was an American poet and...  more
  • 6

    Mark Tremonti

    Record producer, Guitarist

    Age46

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    GenderMale

    Mark Thomas Tremonti (born April 18, 1974) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and...  more
  • 7

    Rob Huebel

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age51

    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Robert Anderson Huebel (born June 4, 1969) is an American actor, comedian and writer best...  more
  • 8

    Horace Grant

    Basketball player

    Age55

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia

    GenderMale

    Horace Junior Grant (born July 4, 1965) is an American retired basketball player. He attended...  more

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  • 9

    Shawn Weatherly

    Model, Actor

    Age61

    BirthplaceSumter, South Carolina, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Shawn Nichols Weatherly (born July 24, 1959) is an American actress and beauty queen who won...  more
  • 10

    William Perry

    American football player

    Age57

    BirthplaceAiken, South Carolina, United States of America

    GenderMale

    William Anthony Perry (born December 16, 1962) is an American former professional football...  more

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  • 11

    Chester McGlockton

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 42 (1969-2011)

    BirthplaceWhiteville, North Carolina

    GenderMale

    Chester McGlockton (September 16, 1969 – November 30, 2011) was an American football defensive...  more
  • 12

    Brian Dawkins

    American football player

    Age46

    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Brian Patrick Dawkins Sr. (born October 13, 1973) is a former American football safety who...  more

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  • 13

    Age73

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, United States of America

    GenderMale

    David Horton Wilkins (born October 12, 1946) is an American attorney and a former U.S....  more
  • 14

    Chris Eatough

    Professional Road Racing Cyclist

    Age45

    GenderMale

    Chris Eatough (born 30 October 1974, England) is a retired mountain bike racer who was part of...  more
  • 15

    Jim DeMint

    Politician

    Age69

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, United States of America

    GenderMale

    James Warren DeMint (born September 2, 1951) is an American political advocate, businessman,...  more
  • 16

    Charlie Whitehurst

    American football player

    Age38

    BirthplaceGreen Bay, Wisconsin

    GenderMale

    Charles David Whitehurst, Jr., (born August 6, 1982) known by his frequent nickname “Clipboard...  more

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  • 17

    Tye Hill

    American football player

    Age38

    BirthplaceSt. George, South Carolina

    GenderMale

    John Tye Hill (born June 3, 1982) is an American former college and professional football...  more
  • 18

    Chris Gardocki

    American football player

    Age50

    BirthplaceStone Mountain, Georgia

    GenderMale

    Christopher Allen Gardocki (born February 7, 1970) is an American former professional football...  more
  • 19

    Age46

    BirthplaceButler, Missouri, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Aaron Grant Buerge is an American businessman and television personality, best known for the...  more
  • 20

    Tree Rollins

    Basketball player, Coach

    Age65

    BirthplaceWinter Haven, Florida

    GenderMale

    Wayne Monte "Tree" Rollins (born June 16, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
  • 21

    Nikki Haley

    Accountant, Politician

    Age48

    BirthplaceBamberg, South Carolina, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Nimrata Haley (née Randhawa, January 20, 1972), known as Nikki Haley, is an American diplomat...  more

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  • 22

    Jerry Oberholtzer

    Civil engineer

    Age61

    BirthplaceAllentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Gerald "Jerry" Francis Oberholtzer is an American politician and a member of the Republican...  more
  • 23

    Arvin Babu

    Venture capitalist

    GenderMale

    Arvin Babu joined Greylock in 2007. He is focused on early stage company investments in India....  more
  • 24

    Jane Robelot

    Newsreader, TV Journalist

    Age60

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Jane Robelot (born October 9, 1960) was a co-anchor of CBS television's This Morning from 1996...  more
  • 25

    Jeff Baker

    Baseball player

    Age39

    BirthplaceBad Kissingen, Germany

    GenderMale

    Jeffrey Glen Baker (born June 21, 1981) is a German-born American former professional baseball...  more