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Famous East Carolina University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 44.2k views43 items

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

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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?”
  • 1

    Sandra Bullock

    Television producer, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceVirginia, 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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  • 2

    Vince McMahon

    Professional Wrestling Promoter, Announcer


    Alternative NameVince McMahon, Vinnie Mac, Vincent Kennedy McMahon, Mr. McMahon

    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 his...  more

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  • 3

    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, best known for the creation of the TV series' Dawson's Creek (1998–2003), The Vampire Diaries...  more
  • 4

    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 conservatives, religious zealots, or sticklers for rules. Between 2012 and 2017, she was a series regular...  more
  • 5

    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 wrestling executive who served as the 25th Administrator of the Small Business Administration from 2017 to...  more
  • 6


    Wrestler, Novelist


    BirthplaceAsheboro, North Carolina, United States of America

    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 appearances with World...  more
  • 7
    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 2009...  more
  • 8

    Emily Procter

    Journalist, Model


    BirthplaceRaleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

    Alternative NameEmily Procter

    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 police...  more

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  • 9

    Sonny Siaki



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  • 10

    Clyde Simms



    BirthplaceJamestown, 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....  more
  • 11

    David Garrard

    American football player


    BirthplaceEast 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 East...  more
  • 12

    Chad Tracy

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceCharlotte, 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 Arizona...  more
  • 13

    Chris Johnson

    American football player


    BirthplaceOrlando, 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 University where he...  more

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  • 14

    Terrance Copper

    American football player


    BirthplaceWashington, 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 and...  more
  • 15

    Guy Whimper

    American football player


    BirthplaceHonolulu, 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 college...  more
  • 16

    Rick Atkinson

    Editor, Journalist


    BirthplaceMunich, 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 first volume in...  more
  • 17

    Robert Burren Morgan

    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 single...  more
  • 18

    Vonta Leach

    Athlete, American football player


    BirthplaceRowland, 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 Bay...  more
  • 19

    Jeff Blake

    American football player


    BirthplaceDaytona Beach, Florida

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  • 20

    Earnest Byner

    Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceMilledgeville, 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 football...  more
  • 21

    Robert Jones

    American football player


    BirthplaceBlackstone, 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 Redskins. He...  more
  • 22

    Emmanuel McDaniel

    American football player


    BirthplaceGriffin, 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 Colts,...  more
  • 23

    Terry Long

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 45 (1959-2005)

    BirthplaceColumbia, 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 during...  more

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  • 24

    Kay Yow

    Basketball Coach, Coach

    AgeDec. at 66 (1942-2009)

    BirthplaceGibsonville, 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
  • 25

    Keith Stokes

    American football player


    BirthplaceToms 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 Lions of...  more