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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of graduates like Kenny Chesney and Tom Buchanan.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to East Tennessee State University?” and “Which celebrities are East Tennessee State University alumni?”

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Kenny Chesney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Kenneth Arnold "Kenny" Chesney is an American singer and songwriter. He has recorded eleven albums, nine of which have been certified gold or higher by the RIAA. He has also produced ...more

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Eric Axley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Professional golfer
Eric Allen Axley is an American professional golfer. Axley was born in Athens, Tennessee. He turned professional in 1997. He is one of the few natural left-handers to win on the Web.com Tour and ...more

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Tom Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Farmer

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Timothy Busfield is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Television director, Theatre Director, Theatrical producer
Timothy Busfield is an American actor and director. He has played Eliot Weston on the television series thirtysomething; Mark, Kevin Costner's brother-in-law in Field of Dreams; and Danny ...more

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Brennan Webb is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Professional golfer

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David Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
David Lee Davis is a Republican politician from Tennessee and one-term member of the United States House of Representatives and Tennessee House of Representatives. He represented Tennessee's 1st ...more

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Mike Hulbert is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Mike Hulbert Golfer
Michael Patrick Hulbert is an American professional golfer and sportscaster. Hulbert was born in Elmira, New York. He grew up in Horseheads, New York, and was a childhood friend and high school ...more

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Ric Keller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Richard Anthony "Ric" Keller is an American politician, and was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Florida's 8th congressional district. ...more

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Gerald Sensabaugh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player
Gerald Lind Sensabaugh, Jr. is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He also played for the Dallas Cowboys. He ...more

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Amy Colley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Amy Colley
Amy Estella Colley is a beauty queen from Jonesborough, Tennessee who has competed in the Miss USA pageant. She graduated from David Crockett High School in 2002. Colley first competed in the ...more

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Darrell Castle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Lawyer
Darrell Castle is an American political figure, activist and attorney from Memphis, Tennessee, and was the vice presidential candidate of the Constitution Party in the 2008 United States ...more

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Earl Gladstone Hunt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Earl Gladstone Hunt, Jr. Writer
Earl Gladstone Hunt, Jr. was an American who distinguished himself as a Methodist Pastor and Evangelist, as the President of Emory and Henry College, as an author and theologian, as a Bishop of ...more

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Joseph R. Garber is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Joseph R. Garber Novelist, Writer
Joseph R. Garber was an American author, best known for his 1995 thriller Vertical Run and for the articles he wrote on technology for Forbes magazine. Garber was born in Philadelphia, ...more

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J. C. Snead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
J. C. Snead Golfer
Jesse Carlyle "J. C." Snead is an American professional golfer who has won numerous tournaments on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. Snead is the nephew of the legendary Sam Snead. ...more

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Keith Cate is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Journalist, TV Journalist
Keith Alvin Cate has been a main anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida since 2000. Cate has won 12 Emmy Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences along with four Edward R. ...more

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Van Williams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Van Williams American football player
George Van Williams is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills and the New York Giants. He played college football at East Tennessee State ...more

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Dennis Law is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Dennis Law American football player

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Larry Hinson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Larry Hinson Golfer
Larry Hinson is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour from 1968–1976. Hinson was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, but has lived almost his entire life in Douglas, Georgia. ...more

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Donnie Abraham is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player
Nathaniel Donnell "Donnie" Abraham, is a former American football cornerback. In his career, he played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New York Jets. After considering retirement ...more

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Earl Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Earl Ferrell American football player
Earl Thomas Ferrell, is a former professional American football player who was selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 5th round of the 1982 NFL Draft. A 6 ft 0 in, 220 lbs. running back from ...more

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Bud Phillips is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Bud Phillips Lawyer
Clarence Edward "Bud" Phillips is an American politician. A Democrat, he served 11 terms in the Virginia House of Delegates, 1990–2012. He represented a portion of southwestern ...more

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John Shulman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach
John Shulman is the head varsity boy's basketball coach at The McCallie School. He is the former head men's basketball coach at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He joined TN-based ...more

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Besse Cooper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Teacher
Besse Berry Cooper was an American supercentenarian who was the world's oldest living person from June 21, 2011, until her death. She was, at the time of her death, the eighth oldest verified ...more

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Roy Carter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Roy Carter Politician

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Keith Jennings is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous East Tennessee State University Alumni
Basketball player
Keith Russell "Mister" Jennings is an American basketball coach who formerly played in the NBA. Jennings, a 5'7" point guard, attended East Tennessee State University for four ...more