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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Florida A&M University and be of some renown.

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

This list is made up of a variety of graduates, including Common and Daniel Sunjata.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Florida A&M University?” and “Which celebrities are Florida A&M University alumni?”

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Common is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Poet, Rapper, Musician Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known by his stage name Common, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Chicago, Illinois. Common debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? ...more

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Althea Gibson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Tennis player, Professional golfer Althea Gibson was an American tennis player and professional golfer, and the first black athlete to cross the color line of international tennis. In 1956, she became the first person of color to ...more

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Alcee Hastings is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Judge, Politician Alcee Lamar Hastings is the U.S. Representative for Florida's 20th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1993. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He served as a Judge on the ...more

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Kwame Kilpatrick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Politician, Author, Teacher Kwame Malik Kilpatrick is a former Michigan state representative and Democratic mayor of Detroit. He resigned as mayor after being convicted on felony counts, including perjury and obstruction ...more

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Leroy Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Composer, Jazz Violinist, Violist Leroy Jenkins was a composer and avant-garde jazz violinist and violist. Jenkins was involved in the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians while a public school teacher in ...more

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Daniel Sunjata is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Actor Daniel Sunjata is an American actor who performs in film, television and theater. He is best known for his role as Franco Rivera in the FX television series Rescue Me. Sunjata currently stars as ...more

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John W. Thompson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Businessperson John W. Thompson is chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Symantec Corporation. Under Thompson’s leadership, Symantec has grown from a small consumer software ...more

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Roy Wood, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Comedian, Disc jockey Roy Wood, Jr. is a stand-up comedian from Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to his stand-up comic work, he is also known for his prank calls and his work on talk radio. Hailed for his colorblind ...more

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Pam Oliver is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Journalist, TV Journalist, Sports commentator Pamela Donielle "Pam" Oliver is an American sportscaster known for her work on the sidelines for various National Basketball Association and National Football League games.

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Al Green is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Alexander N. "Al" Green is the U.S. Representative from Texas' 9th congressional district, serving since 2005. The district includes most of southwestern Houston, including most of ...more

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Kendrick Meek is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Politician, Police officer Kendrick Brett Meek is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Florida's 17th congressional district from 2003 to 2011. He was the Democratic nominee in the 2010 Senate ...more

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Casey Printers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player Casey J. Printers is a former professional American football, Canadian football and indoor football quarterback. Printers spent most of his professional career with the BC Lions in the Canadian ...more

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Greg Coleman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player Gregory Jerome Coleman is a retired American football punter who had a 12-year career in the National Football League playing for the Cleveland Browns, the Minnesota Vikings, and the Washington ...more

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Anika Noni Rose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Singer Anika Noni Rose is an American singer and actress known for her Tony Award-winning performance in the Broadway production of Caroline, or Change and her starring role as Lorrell Robinson in the ...more

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Meadowlark Lemon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Basketball player, Actor Meadow "Meadowlark" Lemon III is an American basketball player, actor, and minister. For 22 years, Lemon was known as the "Clown Prince" of the touring Harlem Globetrotters ...more

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Quinn Gray is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Quinn Gray Coach, American football player Quinn Fordham Gray, Sr. is a former American football quarterback who played for four seasons in the National Football League and one season each in the United Football League and NFL Europe. He ...more

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Cannonball Adderley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Saxophonist, Musician, Teacher Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley was a jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s. Adderley is remembered for his 1966 single "Mercy Mercy Mercy", a ...more

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Carrie P. Meek is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Politician Carrie P. Meek is an American politician from the U.S. state of Florida. She served in the United States House of Representatives from 1993 to 2003, representing Florida's 17th congressional

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Vince Coleman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Baseball player Vincent Maurice Coleman is an American former Major League Baseball player, best known for his years with the St. Louis Cardinals. Primarily a left fielder, Coleman played from 1985 to 1997 and ...more

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Nate Newton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player Nathaniel Newton is a former American football guard in the National Football League who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Carolina Panthers. He also played for the Tampa Bay Bandits of the ...more

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Corrine Brown is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Politician, Professor Corrine Brown is a U.S. Representative for Florida's 5th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1993. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district includes parts of Duval, ...more

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Jamie Nails is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Jamie Nails American football player Jamie Marcellus Nails is a former American football guard of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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Bob Hayes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player Robert Lee "Bullet Bob" Hayes was an Olympic sprinter turned American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. An American track and field ...more

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Wally Williams is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player Wally James Williams, Jr. is an American former football player. Williams attended James S. Rickards High School where he was a three sport athlete playing baseball, football, and on the ...more

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Nat Adderley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Musician, Trumpeter, Composer Nathaniel "Nat" Adderley was an American jazz cornet and trumpet player who played in the hard bop and soul jazz genres. He was the brother of saxophonist Julian "Cannonball" ...more

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Alfred Lawson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Insurance broker, Politician Alfred "Al" Lawson Jr. is a former Democratic member of the Florida Senate, who represented the 6th District from 2000 through 2010. Previously he was a member of the Florida House of ...more

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Jerome James is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Basketball player Jerome Keith James is an American professional basketball player who last played for Atenienses de Manatí of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional. Originally from Tampa, Florida, James played ...more

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Flex-Deon Blake is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Pornographic actor Flex-Deon Blake is the stage name of an African-American gay pornographic actor who has appeared in gay pornographic films, gay pornographic magazines, and on websites. He starred in several ...more

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Meshach Taylor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Actor Meshach Taylor was an American actor. He was Emmy-nominated for his role as Anthony Bouvier on the CBS sitcom Designing Women. He was also known for his portrayal of Hollywood Montrose, a ...more

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Sherea Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Teacher Sherea Lloyd is a former contestant on the reality television show Survivor: China.

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Tyrone McGriff is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player Tyrone McGriff was an American football center and guard who played in the National Football League with the Pittsburgh Steelers for three seasons. He then played three seasons in the USFL and ...more

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Marquis Grissom is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Baseball player Marquis Deon Grissom is a former American Major League Baseball player.

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Charlie Goodrum is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player Charles Leo Goodrum was a guard and offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings. Goodrum attended Florida A&M University. In 2009, Charles Goodrum was living ...more

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Henry Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player Henry Lawrence is a former professional American football player. A two-time Pro Bowler, he played in the National Football League for 13 seasons as an offensive tackle with the Oakland/Los ...more

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Clemon Johnson is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player Clemon Johnson is a retired American professional basketball player and the former head basketball coach at Florida A&M. Johnson was a 6'10", 240 lb center who played 761 games for four ...more

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Hewritt Dixon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player Hewritt Dixon was a professional American football player who played running back for seven seasons for the American Football League's Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders, and one season for the ...more

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Hubie Ginn is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Hubie Ginn American football player Hubert Ginn is a former professional American football player. He played in the National Football League for nine seasons as a running back for the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Colts and the ...more

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Willie Galimore is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player Willie “The Wisp” Galimore was an American football running back for the Chicago Bears from 1957–1963. He attended Florida A&M University, working with the legendary coach Jake Gaither. ...more

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Curtis Pulley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Curtis Pulley American football player Curtis Pulley is a former American football quarterback for the Florida A&M University Rattlers. Pulley used to be a quarterback and wide receiver for the University of Kentucky Wildcats. He ...more

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Al Denson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Al Denson American football player Alfred Freddie "Al" Denson is a former American football wide receiver who played collegiately at Florida A&M University, and professionally for eight seasons for the Denver ...more

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Jamie Brown is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player Jamie Shepard Brown, II is a former American football offensive tackle in the National Football League for the Denver Broncos, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Washington Redskins. He played ...more

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Willie Irvin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Willie Irvin American football player Willie James Irvin was an American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles. Prior to the NFL, in 1949 Willie Irvin attended Florida A& M ...more

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Dexter Nottage is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player Dexter Alexander Nottage is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Kansas City Chiefs. He played college football at Florida ...more

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Earl Holmes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American Football coach, American football player Earl L. Holmes is a former American football linebacker and former head coach at Florida A&M University. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 4th round of the 1996 NFL Draft ...more

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Roger Finnie is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Roger Finnie American football player Roger Lewis Finnie was an American football offensive tackle who played eleven professional seasons in the National Football League. Finnie played college football for Florida A&M

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Gene Atkins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player Gene Reynard Atkins is a former American football safety in the National Football League who played for the New Orleans Saints and Miami Dolphins from 1987 to 1996. He played previously for ...more

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Ken Riley is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
American football player Kenneth Jerome Riley is a former professional American football defensive back who played his entire career for the Cincinnati Bengals, in the American Football League in 1969 and in the NFL ...more

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Terry Mickens is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Terry Mickens American football player Terry KaJuan Mickens is a retired American football player, who was a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers and the Oakland Raiders from 1994 to 1999. He played college football at Florida ...more

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Glen Edwards is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Glen Edwards American football player Glen Edwards played safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1971 to 1977, and for the San Diego Chargers from 1978 to 1981. Edwards is a Gibbs High School alumnus. Edwards became a full-time ...more

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M-1 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Florida A&M University Alumni
Rapper, Musician, Author Mutulu Olugbala better known by his stage name M-1 is an American rapper, activist and author from Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his work as one half of the Political hip hop duo Dead ...more