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Famous Georgia Southern University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 17.7k views35 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Georgia Southern University and be of some renown.

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

List ranges from Luke Bryan to Rob Bironas and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Georgia Southern University?” and “Which celebrities are Georgia Southern University alumni?”
  • 1

    Mychael Knight

    Fashion designer, Designer


    BirthplaceNuremberg, Germany

    Michael Anthony Knight Jr. (April 11, 1978 – October 17, 2017) was an American fashion designer....  more
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    Steve G. Jones

    Psychologist, Actor


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., United States of America

    Steve G. Jones is a clinical hypnotherapist based in Savannah, Georgia. He also has offices in New York and California. He has created numerous recordings and publications about hypnosis,...  more
  • 3

    Rob Bironas

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 36 (1978-2014)

    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

    James Robert Douglas "Rob" Bironas (January 29, 1978 – September 20, 2014) was an American football placekicker. He holds the NFL record for field goals in a single game (8), set in 2007 against the...  more
  • 4

    AgeDec. at 65 (1941-2007)

    BirthplaceValdosta, Georgia, United States of America

    Charles Whitlow "Charlie" Norwood, Jr., D.D.S. (July 27, 1941 – February 13, 2007) was an American politician, serving as a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from 1995...  more
  • 5

    Patrika Darbo

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceJacksonville, Florida, USA

    Patrika Darbo (born April 6, 1948) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Nancy Wesley and Shirley Spectra in the television soap operas Days of Our Lives and The Bold and the...  more
  • 6

    Michael Curry

    Basketball player, Coach


    BirthplaceAnniston, Alabama

    Michael Curry may refer to: Michael Curry (basketball) (born 1968), retired player and coach Michael Curry (bishop) (born 1953), Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church Michael Curry (puppet...  more
  • 7

    Rusty Joiner

    Gymnast, Model


    BirthplaceMontgomery, Alabama

    Jason Russell "Rusty" Joiner (born December 11, 1972) is an American male fashion model, fitness model and actor. Born in Montgomery, Alabama, and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Joiner attended Georgia...  more
  • 8

    Mark Collier



    BirthplaceOcala, Florida, United States of America

    Mark Christopher Collier is an American actor....  more
  • 9

    Hala Moddelmog



    Hala Moddelmog (born January 3, 1956) became the first female president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) in January 2014 following a career in the corporate and non-profit sectors....  more
  • 10

    Aron Price



    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Aron Price (born 6 May 1982) is an Australian professional golfer. Price was born in Sydney, Australia. He played college golf at Georgia Southern University and turned professional in 2005. Price...  more
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    BirthplaceShawnee Mission, Kansas

    Lee Rogers Berger (born December 22, 1965) is an American-born South African paleoanthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence. He is best known for his discovery of the...  more
  • 12

    Buddy Alexander

    Golfer, Coach


    BirthplaceSt. Petersburg, Florida

    Stewart Murray Alexander (born February 20, 1953), nicknamed Buddy Alexander, is an American former college golf coach and amateur golfer. Alexander is the Florida Gators men's golf former head...  more
  • 13

    Casey Cagle

    Lowell S. "Casey" Cagle (born January 12, 1966) is an American politician and businessman, who served as the 11th Lieutenant Governor of Georgia from 2007 to 2019. He is a member of the Republican...  more
  • 14

    Jayson Foster

    American football player


    BirthplaceColumbus, Georgia

    Jayson D. Foster (born July 22, 1985) is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Georgia...  more
  • 15

    Jodie Mudd



    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky

    Joseph Martin "Jodie" Mudd (born April 23, 1960) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour. Mudd was born in Louisville, Kentucky. He attended Georgia Southern University in...  more
  • 16

    Kiwaukee Thomas

    American football player


    BirthplaceWarner Robins, Georgia

    Kiwaukee Sanchez Thomas [kee-WA-kee] (born June 19, 1977 in Warner Robins, Georgia) is a retired American National Football League and Canadian Football League cornerback who is currently the Head...  more
  • 17

    Earthwind Moreland

    American football player


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Earthwind C. Moreland (born June 13, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former National Football League cornerback for the New England Patriots and Arena Football League cornerback/wide receiver for the...  more
  • 18

    Fred Stokes

    American football player


    BirthplaceVidalia, Georgia

    Louis Fred Stokes (born March 14, 1964) is a former American football defensive end who played ten seasons in the National Football League. He played professionally for the Los Angeles/St. Louis...  more
  • 19

    Tracy Ham

    American football player


    BirthplaceGainesville, Florida

    Tracy Ham (born January 5, 1964) is a retired Canadian Football League quarterback for the Edmonton Eskimos, Toronto Argonauts, Baltimore Stallions, and the Montreal Alouettes. He was known for his...  more
  • 20

    Gene Sauers



    BirthplaceSavannah, Georgia

    Gene Craig Sauers (born August 22, 1962) is an American professional golfer, currently playing on the PGA Tour Champions. He had three wins on the PGA Tour and overcame a deadly skin condition that...  more
  • 21


    BirthplaceWildwood, Florida

    Elizabeth Cook (born July 18, 1972 in Wildwood, Florida) is an American country music singer. She made her debut on the Grand Ole Opry on March 17, 2000 and has since made over 400 appearances on the...  more
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    Luke Bryan

    Singer-songwriter, Singer


    BirthplaceLeesburg, Georgia, USA

    Thomas Luther "Luke" Bryan (born July 17, 1976) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He began his music career writing songs for Travis Tritt and Billy Currington – before signing with...  more

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  • 24

    Todd Greene

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia

    Todd Anthony Greene (born May 8, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. In an 11-year career, he played for the Anaheim Angels (1996-2000), Toronto Blue Jays (2000), New York Yankees...  more
  • 25

    Julian Stanley

    Educator, Psychologist

    AgeDec. at 87 (1918-2005)

    BirthplaceMacon, Georgia

    Julian Cecil Stanley (July 9, 1918 – August 12, 2005) was an American psychologist, an educator, and an advocate of accelerated education for academically gifted children. He founded the Johns...  more