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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Knoxville College and be of some renown.

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

This list features Michael Dyson, Grady Jackson and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Knoxville College?” and “Which celebrities are Knoxville College alumni?”

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Michael Dyson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Knoxville College Alumni
Author, Radio personality, Actor Michael Eric Dyson is an American academic, author, and radio host. He is a professor of sociology at Georgetown University. Described by Michael A. Fletcher as "a Princeton PhD and a child ...more

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Grady Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Knoxville College Alumni
American football player Grady O'Neal Jackson is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the sixth round of the 1997 NFL Draft. He played college football at Knoxville ...more

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Joseph Lowery is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Knoxville College Alumni
Joseph Lowery Joseph Echols Lowery is an American minister in the United Methodist Church and leader in the American civil rights movement. He later became the third president of the Southern Christian ...more

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C. Virginia Fields is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Knoxville College Alumni
Politician C. Virginia Fields is the former Borough President of Manhattan, elected in 1997 and reelected in 2001. Her second term expired at the end of 2005.

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Ralph Wiley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Knoxville College Alumni
Ralph Wiley Ralph Wiley was a sports journalist who wrote for various publications such as Sports Illustrated and espn.com's Page 2 section. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Wiley attended Knoxville College from ...more

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Eric Carter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Knoxville College Alumni
Eric Carter Eric Carter was a football player in the Canadian Football League for eleven seasons. Carter played as a cornerback for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats from 1994-1998, the BC Lions from 1999-2003 and ...more

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Johnny Ford is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Knoxville College Alumni
Johnny Ford Politician Johnny L. Ford is an American politician and mayor of Tuskegee, Alabama, and a former Alabama State Representative. He was raised as a child and attended elementary school in Tuskegee. He is a ...more

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Jake Gaither is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Knoxville College Alumni
Jake Gaither Coach Alonzo Smith "Jake" Gaither was the head football coach at Florida A&M University for 25 years, and amassed one of the best winning records of any college football coach. Gaither ...more

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Vernon Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Knoxville College Alumni
Vernon Jarrett Journalist Vernon Jarrett was an African-American journalist who worked in newspaper, television and radio and was an influential commentator on race relations, politics, and African-American history.

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Lyman T. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Knoxville College Alumni
Lyman Tefft Johnson was an American educator and influential role model for racial desegregation in Kentucky. He is best known as the plaintiff whose successful legal challenge opened the ...more

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Don S.S. Goodloe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Knoxville College Alumni
Don S.S. Goodloe Rev. Don Speed Smith Goodloe, born in the Lowell community, near Paint Lick, Kentucky, was a black teacher who became a pioneer for racial integration in the Unitarian church. He was the first ...more

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George E. Curry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Knoxville College Alumni
George E. Curry George E. Curry is an award-winning journalist, keynote speaker, moderator, and a media coach.

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Ken Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Knoxville College Alumni
Ken Johnson Kenneth "Ken" Eugene Johnson is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League. After playing college football for Knoxville College, Johnson was drafted by ...more