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Famous Clemson University Alumni

Updated January 14, 2020 64.1k 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?”
  • John Edwards1

    John Edwards

    Politician, Writer


    BirthplaceOconee County, Seneca, United States of America, United States, with Territories

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

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    #2092 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#41 of 57 Celebrities Who Were Caught Cheating

  • Dolph Lundgren2

    Dolph Lundgren

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceSpånga, Stockholm, Sweden

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

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  • Nancy O'Dell3

    Nancy O'Dell

    Journalist, Actor


    BirthplaceUSA, South Carolina, Sumter

    Nancy O'Dell (born Nancy Evelyn Humphries; February 25, 1966) is an American television host...  more
  • Gaines Adams4

    Gaines Adams

    American football player

    AgeDied at 27 (1983-2010)

    BirthplaceGreenwood, South Carolina

    Gaines Adams (June 8, 1983 – January 17, 2010) was an American professional football player...  more
  • James Dickey5

    James Dickey

    Poet, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 74 (1923-1997)

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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

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    #652 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#345 of 369 The Greatest Poets of All Time

  • Mark Tremonti6

    Mark Tremonti

    Record producer, Guitarist


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Mark Thomas Tremonti (born April 18, 1974) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and...  more
  • Rob Huebel7

    Rob Huebel

    Comedian, Television producer


    BirthplaceUSA, Virginia

    Robert Anderson Huebel (born June 4, 1969) is an American actor, comedian and writer best...  more
  • Horace Grant8

    Horace Grant

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia

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

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    #31 of 80 Twins in Sports#99 of 786 The Top NBA Players Of All Time

  • Shawn Weatherly9

    Shawn Weatherly

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceSumter, South Carolina, United States of America

    Shawn Nichols Weatherly (born July 24, 1959) is an American actress and beauty queen who won...  more
  • William Perry10

    William Perry

    American football player


    BirthplaceAiken, South Carolina, United States of America

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

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    #408 of 904 Celebrity Death Pool 2021#109 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Chester McGlockton11

    Chester McGlockton

    American football player

    AgeDied at 42 (1969-2011)

    BirthplaceWhiteville, North Carolina

    Chester McGlockton (September 16, 1969 – November 30, 2011) was an American football defensive...  more
  • Brian Dawkins12

    Brian Dawkins

    American football player


    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, United States of America

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

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    #110 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#19 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

  • David Wilkins13


    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, United States of America

    David Horton Wilkins (born October 12, 1946) is an American attorney and a former U.S....  more
  • Chris Eatough14

    Chris Eatough

    Professional Road Racing Cyclist


    Chris Eatough (born 30 October 1974, England) is a retired mountain bike racer who was part of...  more
  • Jim DeMint15

    Jim DeMint



    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, USA

    James Warren DeMint (born September 2, 1951) is an American political advocate, businessman,...  more
  • Charlie Whitehurst16

    Charlie Whitehurst

    American football player


    BirthplaceGreen Bay, Wisconsin

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

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    #15 of 40 The Best Tennessee Titans Quarterbacks of All Time#15 of 24 The Best Seattle Seahawks Quarterbacks of All Time

  • Tye Hill17

    Tye Hill

    American football player


    BirthplaceSt. George, South Carolina

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

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    #95 of 106 The Fastest NFL Players of All Time#33 of 37 The Best Atlanta Falcons Cornerbacks Of All Time

  • Chris Gardocki18

    Chris Gardocki

    American football player


    BirthplaceStone Mountain, Georgia

    Christopher Allen Gardocki (born February 7, 1970) is an American former professional football...  more
  • Aaron Buerge19


    BirthplaceButler, Missouri, USA

    Aaron Grant Buerge is an American businessman and television personality, best known for the...  more
  • Tree Rollins20

    Tree Rollins

    Basketball player, Coach


    BirthplaceWinter Haven, Florida

    Wayne Monte "Tree" Rollins (born June 16, 1955) is an American retired professional basketball...  more
  • Nikki Haley21

    Nikki Haley

    Accountant, Politician


    BirthplaceBamberg, South Carolina, United States of America

    Nimrata Haley (née Randhawa, January 20, 1972), known as Nikki Haley, is an American diplomat...  more
  • Jerry Oberholtzer22

    Jerry Oberholtzer

    Civil engineer


    BirthplaceAllentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Gerald "Jerry" Francis Oberholtzer is an American politician and a member of the Republican...  more
  • Arvin Babu23

    Arvin Babu

    Venture capitalist
    Arvin Babu joined Greylock in 2007. He is focused on early stage company investments in India....  more
  • Jane Robelot24

    Jane Robelot

    Newsreader, TV Journalist


    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, United States of America

    Jane Robelot (born October 9, 1960) was a co-anchor of CBS television's This Morning from 1996...  more
  • Jeff Baker25

    Jeff Baker

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceBad Kissingen, Germany

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