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Famous East Carolina University Alumni

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

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

Items include everything from Sandra Bullock to Chris Johnson, Vince McMahon and other famous ECU Pirates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to East Carolina University?” and “Which celebrities are East Carolina University alumni?”
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Sandra Bullock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer

Age: 54

Birthplace: Virginia, United States of America

Sandra Annette Bullock (; born July 26, 1964) is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. She was the highest paid actress in the world in 2010 and 2014. In 2015, Bullock was chosen as ...more

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Vince McMahon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Professional Wrestling Promoter, Announcer, Wrestler

Age: 73

Vincent Kennedy McMahon (; born August 24, 1945) is an American professional wrestling promoter and executive, American football executive, and businessman. Since taking over the company from ...more

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Kevin Williamson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 53

Birthplace: New Bern, North Carolina, United States of America

Kevin Meade Williamson (born March 14, 1965) is an American screenwriter, filmmaker and actor, best known for the creation of the TV series' Dawson's Creek (1998–2003), The Vampire Diaries ...more
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Beth Grant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 69

Birthplace: Gadsden, USA, Alabama

Beth Grant (born September 18, 1949) is an American character actress known for often playing conservatives, religious zealots, or sticklers for rules. Between 2012 and 2017, she was a series ...more

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Linda McMahon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Politician, Television producer, Actor

Age: 70

Birthplace: New Bern, North Carolina, United States of America

Linda Marie McMahon (née Edwards; born October 4, 1948) is an American former professional wrestling executive who served as the 25th Administrator of the Small Business Administration ...more

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Lodi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Wrestler, Novelist

Age: 48

Birthplace: Asheboro, North Carolina, USA

Bradley "Brad" Cain (born September 8, 1970) is an American author, personal trainer and professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, Lodi. Cain is best known for his ...more
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Kristen Dalton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni

Age: 32

Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

Kristen Jeannine Dalton-Wolfe (born December 13, 1986) is an American actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss USA 2009 and represented the United States at the Miss Universe ...more
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Emily Procter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Journalist, Model, Actor

Age: 50

Birthplace: Raleigh, USA, North Carolina

Emily Mallory Procter (born October 8, 1968) is an American actress. She played Ainsley Hayes in the NBC political drama The West Wing (2000–02, 2006) and Det. Calleigh Duquesne in the CBS ...more

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Sonny Siaki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Wrestler

Age: 44

Birthplace: Pago Pago, American Samoa

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Clyde Simms is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Clyde Simms Footballer

Age: 36

Birthplace: Jamestown, North Carolina

Clyde Simms (born August 21, 1982) is an American former soccer player. He played in Major League Soccer from 2005 to 2013. He also represented the United States at international level.
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David Garrard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
American football player

Age: 41

Birthplace: East Orange, New Jersey

David Douglas Garrard (born February 14, 1978) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for twelve seasons. He played college football for the ...more
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Chad Tracy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Charlotte, North Carolina

Chad Austin Tracy (born May 22, 1980) is an American former professional baseball third baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 2004 to 2010 and again from 2012 to 2013 for the ...more
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Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
American football player

Age: 33

Birthplace: Orlando, Florida

Christopher Duan "Chris" Johnson (born September 23, 1985) is a former American football running back. Born in Orlando, Florida, Johnson emerged as a senior for East Carolina ...more

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Terrance Copper is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Terrance Copper American football player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Washington, North Carolina

Terrance Terrel Copper (born March 12, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver of the National Football League, who played for the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens ...more
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Guy Whimper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii

Guy Whimper (born May 21, 1983) is a former American football offensive tackle. He was drafted in the fourth round (129th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. Whimper played ...more
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Rick Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Editor, Journalist, Historian

Age: 66

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Lawrence Rush "Rick" Atkinson IV (born November 16, 1952) is an American author, most recently of The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777, the ...more
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Robert Burren Morgan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Robert Burren Morgan

Age: 93

Birthplace: Lillington, North Carolina, United States of America

Robert Burren Morgan (October 5, 1925 – July 16, 2016) was an American politician. He was a Democratic United States Senator from the state of North Carolina, a position that he filled for a ...more
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Vonta Leach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Athlete, American football player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Rowland, North Carolina

Terzell Vonta Leach ( VON-tay LEETCH; born November 6, 1981) is a former American football fullback who played for ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Green ...more
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Jeff Blake is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Jeff Blake American football player

Age: 48

Birthplace: Daytona Beach, Florida

Jeff Bertrand Coleman Blake (born December 4, 1970) is a retired American football quarterback who played in the National Football League. Although he finished his career with the Chicago Bears, ...more

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Earnest Byner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Coach, American football player

Age: 56

Birthplace: Milledgeville, Georgia

Earnest Alexander Byner (born September 15, 1962) is a former American football running back in the National Football League. He is now the running back coach of IMG Academy, a comprehensive ...more
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Robert Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Robert Jones American football player

Age: 49

Birthplace: Blackstone, Virginia

Robert Lee Jones (born September 27, 1969) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins, and Washington ...more
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Emmanuel McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Emmanuel McDaniel American football player

Age: 46

Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia

Emmanuel McDaniel (born July 27, 1972) is a former professional American football cornerback who played seven seasons in the National Football League for the Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis ...more
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Terry Long is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
American football player

Age: Dec. at 46 (1959-2005)

Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina

Terry Luther Long (July 21, 1959 – June 7, 2005) was an American college and professional football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League (NFL) for eight seasons ...more

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Kay Yow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach

Age: Dec. at 67 (1942-2009)

Birthplace: Gibsonville, North Carolina

Sandra Kay Yow (March 14, 1942 – January 24, 2009) was an American basketball coach. She was the head coach of the NC State Wolfpack women's basketball team from 1975 to 2009. A member of the ...more
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Keith Stokes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Keith Stokes American football player

Age: 40

Birthplace: Toms River, New Jersey

Keith Stokes (born December 10, 1978) is a former professional Canadian and American football wide receiver. For the 2019 season, he is Special Teams and Offensive Assistant Coach for the BC ...more