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Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni

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

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

Examples include Rayfield Wright and Greg Lloyd, Sr..

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Fort Valley State University?” and “Which celebrities are Fort Valley State University alumni?”
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Rayfield Wright is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 73

Birthplace: Griffin, Georgia

Larry Rayfield Wright (born August 23, 1945) is a former American football player, an offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League for thirteen seasons and a member of ...more
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John Wesley Blassingame ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni
Historian, Professor, Writer

Age: Dec. at 60 (1940-2000)

Birthplace: Covington, Georgia

John Wesley Blassingame (March 23, 1940 – February 13, 2000) was an American scholar, historian, educator, writer, and pioneer in the study of American slavery. He was the former chairman of the ...more
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Nick Harper is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 41

Birthplace: Baldwin, Georgia

Nicholas Necosi Harper (born September 10, 1974) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats as a street free agent ...more
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Greg Lloyd, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni
Greg Lloyd, Sr. American football player

Age: 53

Birthplace: Miami, Florida

Gregory Lenard Lloyd Sr. (born May 26, 1965) is a former American football linebacker who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was named to five Pro Bowls ...more

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Calvin Smyre is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni
Politician

Age: 71

Birthplace: Georgia

Calvin Smyre (born May 17, 1947) is a Democratic member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the 135th district in Columbus, Georgia since 1974. From Columbus, Georgia, Smyre ...more
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Nick Harper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 53

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Nick Harper (born 22 June 1965) is an English singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the son of English folk musician Roy Harper.
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Tyrone Poole is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 47

Birthplace: LaGrange, Georgia

Tyrone Poole (born February 3, 1972) is a retired American professional football player who played 13 seasons as a cornerback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Carolina ...more
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Peppi Zellner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni
Peppi Zellner American football player

Age: 43

Birthplace: Forsyth, Georgia

Hunndens Guiseppi "Peppi" Zellner (born March 14, 1975) is a former American football player in the National Football League (NFL) for the Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins and ...more
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Derrick Wimbush is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni
Derrick Wimbush American football player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Georgia

Derrick Wimbush (born August 26, 1980) is a fullback for the Georgia Firebirds of the National Arena League (NAL). He attended Fort Valley State University located in Fort Valley, Georgia. ...more
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Robert Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni
Robert Jones Politician

Age: Dec. at 66 (1944-2010)

Robert B. Jones (April 22, 1944 – October 17, 2010) was a politician from the state of Michigan. He served four consecutive terms as the Mayor of Kalamazoo from 1997 to 2005. A Democrat, he was ...more
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Rashod Moulton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 38

Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Florida

Rashod Moulton (born January 1, 1981 in St. Petersburg, Florida) is a former American football cornerback. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played ...more
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Eddie Anderson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 52

Birthplace: Warner Robins, Georgia

Eddie Anderson is a former American football safety in the National Football league. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the sixth round of the 1986 NFL Draft. He played college football ...more
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Charles Robinson, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni
Charles Robinson, Jr.

Birthplace: Lexington, Massachusetts, United States of America

Charles Robinson Jr. (November 6, 1829 – July 30, 1891) was a Massachusetts politician who served as the eighth mayor of Charlestown, Massachusetts. Robinson was the brother of Massachusetts ...more
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Shirley Sherrod is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni
Civil rights activist, Politician

Age: 71

Birthplace: Georgia

Shirley Sherrod is a former Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture. She became the subject of a controversy when edited remarks were used to ...more
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Resignation of Shirley S... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni
Resignation of Shirley Sherrod

Birthplace: Newton

On July 19, 2010, Shirley Sherrod was fired from her appointed position as Georgia State Director of Rural Development for the United States Department of Agriculture because of administration ...more
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Ricardo Lockette is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Fort Valley State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 32

Birthplace: Albany, Georgia

Ricardo Quantaye Lockette is an American football wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. He was signed by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He ...more