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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
John Edwards 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
Dolph Lundgren 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
Nancy O'Dell 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
Gaines Adams 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
James Dickey 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
Mark Tremonti 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
Rob Huebel 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
Horace Grant 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
Shawn Weatherly 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
William Perry 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
Chester McGlockton 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
Rich Merritt 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
Brian Dawkins 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
David Wilkins 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
Chris Eatough 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
Jim DeMint 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
Charlie Whitehurst 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
Tye Hill 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
Chris Gardocki 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
Aaron Buerge 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
Tree Rollins 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
Nikki Haley 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
Jerry Oberholtzer 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
Arvin Babu 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
Jane Robelot 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

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Jeff Baker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Jeff Baker Baseball player Jeffrey "Jeff" Glen Baker is an American professional baseball player for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball. He bats and throws right-handed. He has played in Major League ...more

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Gigi Fernández is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Gigi Fernández Tennis player Beatriz "Gigi" Fernández is a former professional tennis player, the first female athlete from her native Puerto Rico to turn professional, the first Puerto Rican woman to ever ...more

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Dale Davis is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Dale Davis Basketball player Elliott Lydell "Dale" Davis is an American former professional basketball player who played center and power forward. During his playing days, he was listed at 6'11" and 252 ...more

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Khalil Greene is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Khalil Greene Baseball player Khalil Thabit Greene is a former Major League Baseball shortstop. He bats and throws right-handed.

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Stuart Holden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Stuart Holden Soccer Player Stuart Alistair Holden is a Scottish American professional football player who plays as a midfielder for English club Bolton Wanderers. Holden has represented the United States at under-20, ...more

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Tim Teufel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Tim Teufel Manager, Baseball player, Baseball Coach Timothy Shawn Teufel is a former Major League Baseball second baseman, and currently the third base coach for the New York Mets. Teufel was a member of the 1986 World Series champion New York ...more

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Will Solomon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Will Solomon Basketball player William James "Will" Solomon is an American professional basketball player for Shark Antibes of the French League.

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Bobby Johnson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Bobby Johnson Coach, American football player Robert Alan Johnson is a retired American football coach and former player. He was most recently the head football coach at Vanderbilt University, a position he held from the 2002 season until ...more

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C. J. Spiller is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
C. J. Spiller American football player Clifford "C. J." Spiller, Jr. is an American football running back and return specialist for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He played college football for ...more

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Strom Thurmond is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Strom Thurmond Politician, Lawyer, Teacher James Strom Thurmond was an American politician who served for 48 years as a United States Senator from South Carolina. He ran for president in 1948 as the States Rights Democratic Party ...more

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Dwight Clark is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Dwight Clark American football player Dwight Edward Clark is a former American football wide receiver and executive. He played for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League from 1979 to 1987. With the 49ers, Clark ...more

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Kristie Kenney is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Kristie Kenney Diplomat Kristie Kenney is a Career Ambassador in the United States Foreign Service and is a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. She previously served as the United States Ambassador to the Republic of ...more

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Terry Allen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Terry Allen American football player Terry Thomas Allen, Jr. is a former American football player who was a running back in the National Football League for eleven seasons. Allen played college football for Clemson University. In ...more

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Larry Nance is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Larry Nance Basketball player Larry Donnell Nance is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6 ft 10 in forward from Clemson University, Nance played 13 seasons in the NBA as a member of the Phoenix Suns and ...more

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Nealon Greene is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Nealon Greene American football player Nealon Greene is an American-born Canadian football quarterback.

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James Michael Tyler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
James Michael Tyler Actor James Michael Tyler, named after his grandfather, James George Tyler, is an American actor best known for his role as Gunther on the NBC sitcom Friends.

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Leroy Hill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Leroy Hill American football player Leroy Hill, Jr. is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played high school football in Milledgeville, GA for the Baldwin High School Braves. He was selected with the ...more

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Nick Eason is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Nick Eason American football player Nicholas Eason is an American football defensive end who is currently the assistant defensive line coach for the Tennessee Titans. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round of the ...more

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John Wilson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
John Wilson Footballer John Wilson is a retired American soccer player who spent the majority of his career with the Charleston Battery, playing mostly as a left fullback. Wilson finished his career with 269 ...more

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Oguchi Onyewu is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Oguchi Onyewu Footballer Oguchialu Chijioke "Oguchi" Onyewu is an American soccer player who plays as a center back for Charlton Athletic F.C. He has played for clubs in France, Belgium, England, Italy, the ...more

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Jonathan Byrd is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Jonathan Byrd Golfer Jonathan Currie Byrd is an American professional golfer. He was the 2002 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, and has won five times on the PGA Tour.

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Shawn Crawford is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Shawn Crawford Shawn Crawford is retired American sprint athlete. He competed in the 100 meters and 200 meters events. He won gold at the 2004 Summer Olympics and silver at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 200 ...more

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Matt Jordan is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Matt Jordan Matt Jordan is a former soccer goalkeeper. He is currently the Technical Director and General Manager for the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer.

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Dane Richards is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Dane Richards Footballer Dane O'Brian Richards is a Jamaican footballer who currently plays for the New York Red Bulls.

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Vincent Sheheen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Clemson University Alumni
Vincent Sheheen Politician, Lawyer Vincent Austin Sheheen is an American attorney and politician. He has been a member of the South Carolina Senate since 2004, representing the 27th District, which comprises Chesterfield, ...more