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Famous Grambling State University Alumni

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

Alumni range from Erykah Badu to Willis Reed.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Grambling State University?” and “Which celebrities are Grambling State University alumni?”
  • Erykah Badu1

    Erykah Badu

    Record producer, Musician


    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, USA

    Erica Abi Wright (born February 26, 1971), known professionally as Erykah Badu (), is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ernie Ladd2

    Ernie Ladd

    Wrestler, American football player

    AgeDied at 69 (1938-2007)

    BirthplaceRayville, Louisiana, United States of America

    Ernest Ladd (November 28, 1938 – March 10, 2007), nicknamed "the Big Cat", was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Willis Reed3

    Willis Reed

    Basketball Coach, Basketball player


    BirthplaceHico, Louisiana, United States of America

    Willis Reed Jr. (born June 25, 1942) is an American retired basketball player, coach and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Ronnie Coleman4

    Ronnie Coleman



    BirthplaceBastrop, Louisiana, United States of America

    Ronnie Dean Coleman (born May 13, 1964) is an American retired professional bodybuilder. The... more on Wikipedia
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    Tina Davis

    Businessperson, Talent manager


    BirthplaceVallejo, California

    Tina Davis is singer Chris Brown's manager. She is the woman that allegedly sent Chris Brown a...
  • Fakhir Brown6

    Fakhir Brown

    American football player


    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    Fakhir Hamin Brown (born September 21, 1977) is a former American football cornerback. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • Doug Williams7

    Doug Williams

    Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceZachary, Louisiana

    Douglas Lee Williams (born August 9, 1955) is a former American football quarterback and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Tommie Agee8

    Tommie Agee

    Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 59 (1942-2001)

    BirthplaceMagnolia, Alabama

    Tommie Lee Agee (August 9, 1942 – January 22, 2001) was a Major League Baseball center... more on Wikipedia
  • Willie Brown9

    Willie Brown

    Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceYazoo City, Mississippi

    William Ferdie Brown (born December 2, 1940) is an American football executive and former... more on Wikipedia
  • Quincy Troupe10

    Quincy Troupe

    Editor, Poet


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    Quincy Thomas Troupe, Jr. (born July 22, 1939) is an American poet, editor, journalist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Buck Buchanan11

    Buck Buchanan

    American football player

    AgeDied at 52 (1940-1992)

    BirthplaceGainesville, Alabama

    Junious "Buck" Buchanan (September 10, 1940 – July 16, 1992) was a professional American... more on Wikipedia
  • Willie Davis12

    Willie Davis

    American football player


    BirthplaceLisbon, Louisiana, United States of America

    Willie D. Davis (born July 24, 1934) is a former American football defensive end for the... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Jason Hatcher

    American football player


    BirthplaceAlexandria, Louisiana

    Jason Dewayne Hatcher (born July 13, 1982) is a former American football defensive lineman. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Kalvin Pearson14

    Kalvin Pearson

    American football player


    BirthplaceTown Creek, Alabama

    Kalvin Pearson (born October 22, 1978) is a former American football safety. He was signed by... more on Wikipedia
  • Kenneth Pettway15

    Kenneth Pettway

    American football player


    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Kenneth Aaron Pettway (born November 13, 1982) is a former American gridiron football player.... more on Wikipedia
  • Charlie Joiner16

    Charlie Joiner

    Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceMany, Louisiana

    Charles B. Joiner Jr. (born October 14, 1947) is an American former professional football... more on Wikipedia

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  • Everson Walls17

    Everson Walls

    American football player


    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Everson Collins Walls (born December 28, 1959) is a former American football defensive back... more on Wikipedia
  • Rick Gallot18


    Richard Joseph Gallot, Jr., known as Rick Gallot (born April 1966), is the current president... more on Wikipedia
  • Bettye Davis19

    Bettye Davis

    Social Worker


    BirthplaceHomer, United States of America, Claiborne Parish, United States, with Territories

    Bettye Jean Davis (née Ivory; May 17, 1938 – December 2, 2018) was an American social worker... more on Wikipedia
  • Garland Boyette20

    Garland Boyette

    American football player


    BirthplaceOrange, Texas

    Garland Dean Boyette is a former professional linebacker in the American Football League for... more on Wikipedia
  • Gary Johnson21

    Gary Johnson

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 58 (1952-2010)

    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

    Gary Lynn "Big Hands" Johnson (August 31, 1952 – August 4, 2010) was an American football... more on Wikipedia

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  • Randy Hymes22

    Randy Hymes

    American football player


    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas

    Randy Hymes (born August 7, 1979) is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed... more on Wikipedia
  • Richard Harris23

    Richard Harris

    Singer-songwriter, Film Producer

    AgeDied at 72 (1930-2002)

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Richard St. John Harris (1 October 1930 – 25 October 2002) was an Irish actor and singer. He... more on Wikipedia

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    Henry Dyer

    American football player


    BirthplaceBaton Rouge, Louisiana

    Henry Louis Dyer (born January 28, 1945 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is a former American... more on Wikipedia
  • Jake Reed25

    Jake Reed

    American football player


    BirthplaceCovington, Georgia

    Jake Reed may refer to: Jake Reed (American football) (born 1967), American football... more on Wikipedia


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