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

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

List contains graduates like John Taylor, Clifford Brown.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Delaware State University?” and “Which celebrities are Delaware State University alumni?”
Clifford Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Delaware State University Alumni
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Clifford Brown, aka "Brownie", was an American jazz trumpeter. He died at the age of 25 in a car accident, leaving behind only four years' worth of recordings. Nonetheless, he had a considerable influence on later jazz trumpet players, including Donald Byrd, Lee Morgan, Booker Little, and Freddie Hubbard. He was also a composer of note: two of his compositions, "Joy Spring" and "Daahoud", have become jazz standards. Brown won the Down Beat critics' poll for the "New Star of the Year" in 1954; he was inducted into the Down Beat "Jazz Hall of Fame" in 1972 in the critics' poll. ...more

Age: Died at 26 (1930-1956)

Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware, United States of America

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Wayne Gilchrest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Delaware State University Alumni
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Wayne Gilchrest

Wayne Thomas Gilchrest is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives who represented Maryland's 1st congressional district. In 2008, the moderate Gilchrest was defeated in the Republican primary by State Senator Andy Harris. ...more

Age: 71

Birthplace: Union County, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, + more

Jamaal J. Jackson is a former American football center. He played for nine seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. After playing college football for Delaware State, he was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He was the Eagles' starting center from 2005 to 2010. ...more

Age: 37

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

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Clarence Weathers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Delaware State University Alumni
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Clarence Weathers is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League. Weathers played nine seasons for the New England Patriots, the Cleveland Browns, the Indianapolis Colts, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Green Bay Packers. ...more

Age: 56

Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America

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