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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
Sandra Bullock Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and film producer. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, and is the recipient of one Academy Award from two nominations, and one Golden ...more

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Vince McMahon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Vince McMahon Professional Wrestling Promoter, Announcer, Wrestler Vincent Kennedy "Vince" McMahon is an American professional wrestling promoter, former announcer, commentator, film producer, actor, and occasional professional wrestler currently ...more

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Kevin Williamson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Kevin Williamson Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter Kevin Meade Williamson is an American screenwriter, filmmaker, and actor, best known as the creator of the TV series Dawson's Creek, The Vampire Diaries, The Following and Stalker. He is also ...more

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Beth Grant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Beth Grant Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting Beth Grant is an American character actress known for often playing conservatives, religious zealots, or sticklers for rules. She is currently a series regular on the television comedy The Mindy ...more

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Linda McMahon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Linda McMahon Politician, Television producer, Actor Linda Marie McMahon (born October 4, 1948) is an American professional wrestling magnate and government official serving as the Administrator of the Small Business Administration in the Trump ...more

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Lodi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Lodi Wrestler, Novelist Bradley "Brad" Cain is an American professional wrestler, author and personal trainer, better known by his ring name, Lodi. Cain is best known for his appearances with World ...more

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Kristen Dalton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Kristen Dalton Kristen Dalton was crowned Miss USA 2009.

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Emily Procter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Emily Procter Journalist, Model, Actor Emily Mallory Procter is an American actress. From 2002 to 2012, she played Calleigh Duquesne in the CBS police drama CSI: Miami, and from 2000 to 2002 and in 2006, she played Ainsley Hayes in ...more

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Sonny Siaki is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Sonny Siaki Wrestler Sonny Siaki is a retired American professional wrestler. He is better known for his time in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he was a one time TNA X Division Champion.

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Clyde Simms is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Clyde Simms Footballer Clyde Simms is a former American soccer player.

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David Garrard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
David Garrard American football player David Douglas Garrard is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for twelve seasons. He played college football for the East Carolina University ...more

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Chad Tracy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Chad Tracy Baseball player Chad Austin Tracy is an American former professional baseball third baseman who played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, Florida Marlins, Hiroshima Toyo Carp, and Washington Nationals ...more

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Chris Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Chris Johnson American football player Christopher Duan "Chris" Johnson is an American football running back who is currently a free agent . He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft. ...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 Terrance Terrel Copper is a former American football wide receiver of the National Football League, who played for the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Baltimore Ravens and the Kansas City ...more

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Guy Whimper is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Guy Whimper American football player Guy Whimper is an American football offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. ...more

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Rick Atkinson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Rick Atkinson Editor, Journalist, Historian Rick Atkinson is an American author who has won Pulitzer Prizes in history and journalism. After working as a newspaper reporter, editor, and foreign correspondent for the Washington Post, ...more

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Robert Burren Morgan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Robert Burren Morgan Robert Burren Morgan is a Democratic former United States Senator from the state of North Carolina, a position that he filled for a single term from 1975 until 1981. Born in Lillington, North ...more

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Vonta Leach is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Vonta Leach Athlete, American football player Terzell Vonta Leach is a former American football player who was a fullback in the National Football League for ten seasons. He played college football for East Carolina University. He was ...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 Jeff Bertrand Coleman Blake is a retired American football quarterback who played in the National Football League. Although he finished his career with the Chicago Bears, he was formerly a ...more

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Earnest Byner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Earnest Byner Coach, American football player Earnest Alexander Byner is a former American football running back in the National Football League.

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Robert Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Robert Jones American football player Robert Lee Jones is a former American football linebacker who played 10 seasons in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, the St. Louis Rams, the Miami Dolphins, and the 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 Emmanuel McDaniel born July 27, 1972 in Griffin, Georgia is a former professional American football cornerback who played seven seasons in the National Football League for the Carolina Panthers, ...more

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Terry Long is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Terry Long American football player Terry Luther Long was an American college and professional football player who was an offensive lineman in the National Football League for eight seasons during the 1980s and early 1990s. He ...more

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Kay Yow is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Kay Yow Basketball Coach, Coach Sandra Kay Yow 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 Naismith Hall of Fame, she had more ...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 Keith Stokes is a professional Canadian and American football wide receiver for the York Capitals of American Indoor Football.

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Connie Ray is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Connie Ray Actor, Playwright Constance "Connie" Ray is an American film and television actress and playwright. Among her highest profile appearances are Thank You for Smoking and Stuart Little, and the television ...more

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Jerry Chase is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Jerry Chase Jerry Chase joined Terayon in September 2004 as the Company's Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Terayon, Jerry was the Chairman and CEO of Thales Broadcast Multimedia (TBM) from ...more

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Tommy Spaulding is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Tommy Spaulding Author, Motivational speaker Thomas J. Spaulding Jr. is an American author and president of Spaulding Companies LLC. His book It's Not Just Who You Know was released on August 10, 2010. Spaulding is also the former CEO and ...more

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Nina Repeta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Nina Repeta Songwriter, Musician, Actor Nina Repeta is an American actress best known for her role as Bessie Potter on the television drama Dawson's Creek, which aired from 1998 to 2003. She attended East Carolina University with ...more

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Ruffin McNeill is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Ruffin McNeill American Football coach Ruffin Horne McNeill Jr. is the head football coach for the East Carolina Pirates. Before being named head coach, McNeill served the Texas Tech Red Raiders as an interim head coach, assistant ...more

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Kelly S. King is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Kelly S. King Businessperson Kelly S. King is Chairman and CEO of BB&T Corporation. King began his career in BB&T’s Management Development Program in 1972 and has served in many roles, including manager of its ...more

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Scott Avett is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Scott Avett Musician, Singer Scott Yancey Avett is one of the lead singers and founding members of the folk-rock band, The Avett Brothers. Avett primarily plays the banjo but also plays harmonica, drums, piano, acoustic ...more

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Dominique Davis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Dominique Davis Dominique Dion Davis is a Canadian football quarterback for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Davis ...more

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Steve Reid is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Steve Reid Steve Reid is an American video game producer, managing director of game developer Red Storm Entertainment. He serves on the Visual Arts Advisory Board of the Game Developers Conference. Next ...more

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Debbie Yow is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Debbie Yow Deborah A. "Debbie" Yow is an American college sports administrator and former college basketball coach. She is currently the director of athletics at North Carolina State University, ...more

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Denny O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Denny O'Brien Dennis Avery O'Brien III is an American columnist, journalist and radio commentator. He has risen to cult fame status through his numerous internet columns about college football and college ...more

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Jason Latour is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Jason Latour David Jason Latour is an American comic book artist and writer known for his work for Image, Dark Horse, Marvel and DC comics on titles such as Scalped, Wolverine, B.P.R.D., Winter Soldier and ...more

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Khalif Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Khalif Mitchell Khalif Quadree Mitchell is a professional Canadian football and American Football defensive tackle who is currently a member of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He has ...more

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Walter Latham is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Walter Latham Walter Latham, is an African American film and comedy producer born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. His comedy production company, Latham Entertainment, helped launch the careers of Bernie ...more

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Matt Dodge is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Matt Dodge American football player Matthew "Matt" Dean Dodge is a former American football punter. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL draft. Dodge was born in Morehead City, North ...more

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C. J. Wilson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
C. J. Wilson American football player Clifford James Wilson is an American football defensive end for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL ...more

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Davon Drew is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
Davon Drew Athlete, American football player Davon Anthony Drew is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

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Andrew Grant Actor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous East Carolina University Alumni
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