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Famous East Carolina University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 42.7k views43 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Sandra Bullock1

    Sandra Bullock

    Television producer, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    Sandra Annette Bullock (; born July 26, 1964) is an American actress, producer, and...  more

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  • Vince McMahon2

    Vince McMahon

    Professional Wrestling Promoter, Announcer


    Vincent Kennedy McMahon (; born August 24, 1945) is an American professional wrestling...  more

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  • Kevin Williamson3

    Kevin Williamson

    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceNew Bern, North Carolina, United States of America

    Kevin Meade Williamson (born March 14, 1965) is an American screenwriter, filmmaker and actor,...  more
  • Beth Grant4

    Beth Grant

    Film Producer, Actor


    BirthplaceGadsden, Alabama, United States of America

    Beth Grant (born September 18, 1949) is an American character actress known for often playing...  more
  • Linda McMahon5

    Linda McMahon

    Politician, Television producer


    BirthplaceNew Bern, North Carolina, United States of America

    Linda Marie McMahon (née Edwards; born October 4, 1948) is an American former professional...  more

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  • Lodi6


    Wrestler, Novelist


    BirthplaceAsheboro, North Carolina, USA

    Bradley "Brad" Cain (born September 8, 1970) is an American author, personal trainer and...  more
  • Kristen Dalton7
    Kristen Jeannine Dalton-Wolfe (born December 13, 1986) is an American actress, model and...  more
  • Emily Procter8

    Emily Procter

    Journalist, Model


    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

    Emily Mallory Procter (born October 8, 1968) is an American actress. She played Ainsley Hayes...  more

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  • Sonny Siaki9

    Sonny Siaki



    BirthplacePago Pago, American Samoa

    Sonny Siaki (born July 23, 1974) is a retired American Samoan professional wrestler. He is...  more
  • Clyde Simms10

    Clyde Simms



    BirthplaceJamestown, North Carolina

    Clyde Simms (born August 21, 1982) is an American former soccer player. He played in Major...  more
  • David Garrard11

    David Garrard

    American football player


    BirthplaceEast Orange, New Jersey

    David Douglas Garrard (born February 14, 1978) is a former American football quarterback who...  more
  • Chad Tracy12

    Chad Tracy

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceCharlotte, North Carolina

    Chad Austin Tracy (born May 22, 1980) is an American former professional baseball third...  more
  • Chris Johnson13

    Chris Johnson

    American football player


    BirthplaceOrlando, Florida

    Christopher Duan "Chris" Johnson (born September 23, 1985) is a former American football...  more

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  • Terrance Copper14

    Terrance Copper

    American football player


    BirthplaceWashington, North Carolina

    Terrance Terrel Copper (born March 12, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver of...  more
  • Guy Whimper15

    Guy Whimper

    American football player


    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

    Guy Whimper (born May 21, 1983) is a former American football offensive tackle. He was drafted...  more
  • Rick Atkinson16

    Rick Atkinson

    Editor, Journalist


    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Lawrence Rush "Rick" Atkinson IV (born November 16, 1952) is an American author, most recently...  more
  • Robert Burren Morgan17

    Robert Burren Morgan

    Robert Burren Morgan (October 5, 1925 – July 16, 2016) was an American politician. He was a...  more
  • Vonta Leach18

    Vonta Leach

    Athlete, American football player


    BirthplaceRowland, North Carolina

    Terzell Vonta Leach ( VON-tay LEETCH; born November 6, 1981) is a former American football...  more

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  • Jeff Blake19

    Jeff Blake

    American football player


    BirthplaceDaytona Beach, Florida

    Jeff Bertrand Coleman Blake (born December 4, 1970) is a retired American football quarterback...  more


    #176 of 252 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#1054 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • Earnest Byner20

    Earnest Byner

    Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceMilledgeville, Georgia

    Earnest Alexander Byner (born September 15, 1962) is a former American football running back...  more

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  • Robert Jones21

    Robert Jones

    American football player


    BirthplaceBlackstone, Virginia

    Robert Lee Jones (born September 27, 1969) is a former American football linebacker in the...  more
  • Emmanuel McDaniel22

    Emmanuel McDaniel

    American football player


    BirthplaceGriffin, Georgia

    Emmanuel McDaniel (born July 27, 1972) is a former professional American football cornerback...  more
  • Terry Long23

    Terry Long

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 46 (1959-2005)

    BirthplaceColumbia, South Carolina

    Terry Luther Long (July 21, 1959 – June 7, 2005) was an American college and professional...  more

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    #25 of 26 26 Athletes Who Went Completely Broke#49 of 52 25+ Former NFL Players With CTE

  • Kay Yow24

    Kay Yow

    Basketball Coach, Coach

    AgeDec. at 67 (1942-2009)

    BirthplaceGibsonville, North Carolina

    Sandra Kay Yow (March 14, 1942 – January 24, 2009) was an American basketball coach. She was...  more
  • Keith Stokes25

    Keith Stokes

    American football player


    BirthplaceToms River, New Jersey

    Keith Stokes (born December 10, 1978) is a former professional Canadian and American football...  more