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Famous Escambia High School Alumni

Updated May 31, 2019 4.7k views8 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Escambia High School and be of some renown.

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

List contains graduates like Emmitt Smith, Trent Richardson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Escambia High School?” and “Which celebrities are Escambia High School alumni?”
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  • Emmitt Smith
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    Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969) is a former college and professional American football running back who became the National Football League's (NFL) all-time leading rusher during his fifteen seasons in the league during the 1990s and 2000s. Smith grew up in Pensacola, Florida and became the second-leading rusher in American high school football history while playing for Escambia High School. Smith then attended the University of Florida, where he set numerous school rushing records over a three-year college career with the Florida Gators. After being named a unanimous All-American in 1989, Smith chose to forgo his senior year of eligibility and play professionally. He came back... more on Wikipedia
    • Profession: Athlete, American football player
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States of America

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    Joe Durant

    Joseph Scott Durant (born April 7, 1964) is an American professional golfer. Durant was born in Pensacola, Florida. He attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, where he majored in Marketing and graduated in 1987. At Huntingdon, he was a three-time NAIA All-American and won the 1987 NAIA Championship.Durant turned professional in 1987. He has won four times on the PGA Tour. Durant won the 2001 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic with a score of 324 (-36), setting the tournament record which stands today. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking. His best finish in a major is T18 at the 2007 PGA Championship. In 2007 and 2008, he finished No. 129 on the PGA Tour... more on Wikipedia
    • Profession: Golfer
    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida
  • Bill Butler
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    William R. Butler (born July 10, 1937 in Berlin, Wisconsin) is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers (1959), the Dallas Cowboys (1960), the Pittsburgh Steelers (1961) and the Minnesota Vikings (1962–1964). He played college football at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.... more on Wikipedia
    • Profession: American football player
    • Age: 83
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Wisconsin
  • James Arthur Presley (born October 23, 1961) is a former Major League Baseball infielder with an eight-year career from 1984 to 1991. He played for the Seattle Mariners of the American League and the Atlanta Braves and San Diego Padres of the National League. He was primarily a third baseman but also saw some time playing first base. His nickname was "Hound Dog". As a youth, he played baseball through the Dixie Youth association, first at Pensacola Brent then later Pensacola Myrtle Grove. He graduated from Escambia High School in 1978. While playing for Seattle in 1986, Presley became only the second batter in Major League history to hit two walk-off grand slams in the same season,... more on Wikipedia
    • Profession: Baseball player, Coach
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida