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Famous Delaware State University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1

    Clifford Brown

    Musician, Trumpeter

    AgeDec. at 26 (1930-1956)

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    Clifford Benjamin Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956) was an American jazz trumpeter. He died at the age of 25 in a car accident, leaving behind four years' worth of recordings. He was also a...  more

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  • 2

    Wayne Gilchrest

    Wayne Thomas Gilchrest (born April 15, 1946) is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives who represented Maryland's 1st congressional district. In 2008, the moderate...  more
  • 3

    Jamaal Jackson

    American football player


    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Jamaal J. Jackson (born May 8, 1980) is a former American football center. He played for nine seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football...  more
  • 4

    Clarence Weathers

    American football player


    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina

    Clarence Weathers (born January 10, 1962 in Greenville, South Carolina) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League. Weathers played nine seasons for the...  more
  • 5

    John Taylor

    American football player


    BirthplacePennsauken Township, New Jersey

    John Gregory Taylor (born March 31, 1962) is a former American football wide receiver with the San Francisco 49ers. Taylor attended Pennsauken High School and was one of six NFL players to come from...  more


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  • 6

    Rod Milstead

    American football player


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Roderick Leon Milstead (born November 10, 1969) is the current head football coach at Delaware State University. He is a former American football guard in the National Football League for the...  more
  • 7

    Darnerien McCants

    American football player


    BirthplaceOdenton, Maryland

    Darnerien Richard McCants (born August 1, 1977) is a former gridiron football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college...  more
  • 8

    Emanual Davis

    Basketball player


    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

    Emanual Davis (born August 27, 1968) is a retired American professional basketball player. As a 6'4" (1.96 m) point guard, Davis played college basketball at Delaware State University in Dover,...  more
  • 9

    Lybrant Robinson

    American football player


    BirthplaceSalisbury, Maryland

    Lybrant G. Robinson (born August 31, 1964 in Salisbury, Maryland) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football...  more
  • 10

    Reggie Barnes

    Born to Claude R. Barnes and Hattie Woodard, Reggie Barnes (born October 19, 1967 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a star running back in the Canadian Football League.Barnes attended the Delaware...  more
  • 11

    Steve Davis

    American football player



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  • 12

    Leroy Thompson

    American football player


    BirthplaceCamden, New Jersey

    Leroy Thompson (born January 23, 1971) is a former fullback/linebacker in the Arena Football League for 13 years. He has played for the Albany / Indiana Firebirds (1996–2004), the New Orleans VooDoo...  more
  • 13

    Clyde Bishop

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  • 14

    Shaheer McBride

    Shaheer McBride (born February 8, 1985) is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at...  more
  • 15

    David G. Turner

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  • 16

    Quincy A. Lucas

  • 17

    Walter Tullis

    Walter Tullis (born April 12, 1953) is a former wide receiver in the National Football League. He was drafted in the twelfth round of the 1976 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins and later played...  more
  • 18

    Tom Davis

    Tom Davis is a former American basketball player who is best known for his college career at Delaware State University between 1987–88 and 1990–91. Davis grew up in Willingboro Township, New Jersey...  more