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Famous Edward Waters College Alumni

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Edward Waters College and be of some renown.

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

Alumni include Buck O'Neil, Corrine Brown and many more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Edward Waters College?” and “Which celebrities are Edward Waters College alumni?”
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    Jim Butler

    James "Cannonball" Butler (May 4, 1943 – February 10, 2014) was an American football player who played running back for eight seasons in the National Football League (NFL), with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Atlanta Falcons and the St. Louis Cardinals. Butler grew up in Delray Beach, Florida and played college football at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida. To this day, he is the only alumnus from the school to ever play in the NFL.In the NFL, Butler was the leading rusher for the Atlanta Falcons in each of his four seasons with the team (1968-1971), and was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1969.  ...more
    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: 78
    • Birthplace: Quincy, Florida
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    Rahman Johnson

    Rahman K. Johnson (born May 26, 1976, in Orange Park, Florida) is a local television & radio personality and former Group 5 At Large Representative for the Duval County Soil and Water Conservation District.  ...more
    • Age: 45
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    Willye Dennis

    Willye F. Clayton Dennis (March 14, 1926 – March 9, 2012) was an American librarian, civil rights activist and Florida state legislator. She was the first African-American Chief of Children's Services for the Jacksonville Public Library System. She was elected president of the Jacksonville branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, president of the Jacksonville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta and elected to the 15th District of the Florida House of Representatives for two terms.  ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1926-2012)
    • Birthplace: Florida
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    Alvin Brown is an American politician who is Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida. The first African American elected to the position, he succeeded John Peyton on July 1, 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party.  ...more
    • Profession: Politician
    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Beaufort, South Carolina, USA