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

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

List is made up of a variety of graduates, including Billy Crystal and Randy Moss.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Marshall University?” and “Which celebrities are Marshall University alumni?”
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Billy Crystal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Television presenter, Comedian, Film Producer

Age: 70

Birthplace: Upper East Side, New York City, New York, United States of America

William Edward Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, director, and television host. He gained prominence in the 1970s and 80s for television roles as ...more

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Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Athlete, American football player

Age: 42

Birthplace: Rand, West Virginia

Randy Gene Moss (born February 13, 1977) is a television sports analyst and former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He holds the NFL ...more

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Robert Byrd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Statesman, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 93 (1917-2010)

Birthplace: USA, North Carolina, North Wilkesboro

Robert Carlyle Byrd (born Cornelius Calvin Sale Jr.; November 20, 1917 – June 28, 2010) was an American politician who served as a United States Senator from West Virginia for over 51 years, ...more
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Conchata Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Actor

Age: 75

Birthplace: Charleston, West Virginia, United States of America

Conchata Galen Ferrell (born March 28, 1943) is an American actress. Although she has been a regular castmember of five TV sitcom series, she is best known for playing Berta the housekeeper for ...more
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Chad Pennington is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Chad Pennington American football player

Age: 42

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

James Chadwick Pennington (born June 26, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He played college football at ...more
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Ahmad Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player

Age: 29

Birthplace: Bluefield, West Virginia

Ahmad Bradshaw (born March 19, 1986) is a former American football running back. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He played college football at ...more
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Brad Dourif is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Acting Teacher

Age: 68

Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia, United States of America

Bradford Claude Dourif (; born March 18, 1950) is an American actor. He was nominated for an Oscar, and won Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards for his supporting role as Billy Bibbit in the film One ...more

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Troy Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Troy Brown American football player

Age: 47

Birthplace: Barnwell, South Carolina

Troy Fitzgerald Brown (born July 2, 1971) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the eighth round of the ...more

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Lonnie Thompson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Professor, Scientist, Geologist

Age: 70

Birthplace: Huntington, West Virginia

Lonnie Thompson (born July 1, 1948), is an American paleoclimatologist and Distinguished University Professor in the School of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University. He has achieved global ...more
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Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: 61

Birthplace: USA, West Virginia, Kenova

Michael Whitaker Smith (born October 7, 1957) is an American musician, who has charted in both contemporary Christian and mainstream charts. His biggest success in mainstream music was in 1991 ...more

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John F. Hartranft is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 59 (1830-1889)

Birthplace: New Hanover Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

John Frederick Hartranft (December 16, 1830 – October 17, 1889) was the United States military officer who read the death warrant to the individuals who were executed on July 7, 1865 for ...more
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Byron Leftwich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Byron Leftwich American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Byron Antron Leftwich (born January 14, 1980) is an American football coach and former quarterback who is the current offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football ...more
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Chris Hanson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player

Age: 42

Birthplace: Riverdale, Georgia

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Soupy Sales is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Presenter

Age: Dec. at 83 (1926-2009)

Birthplace: Franklinton, North Carolina, United States of America

Milton Supman (January 8, 1926 – October 22, 2009), known professionally as Soupy Sales, was an American comedian, actor, radio/television personality, and jazz aficionado. He was best known for ...more

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Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 43

Birthplace: Belle, West Virginia

Jason Williams may refer to: SportspeopleJason Williams (American football) (born 1986), American football player Jason Williams (baseball) (born 1974), American baseball player Jason Williams ...more

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Chris Crocker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Chesapeake, Virginia

Christopher Alan Crocker (born March 9, 1980) is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more
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Chris Massey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Chris Massey American football player

Age: 39

Birthplace: Chesapeake, West Virginia

Christopher Todd Massey (born November 21, 1979) is a former American football long snapper. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college ...more
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John Wade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player

Age: 44

Birthplace: Harrisonburg, Virginia

Robert John Wade (born January 25, 1975) is a former American football center. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more
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Johnathan Goddard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player

Age: Dec. at 27 (1981-2008)

Birthplace: San Diego, California

Jonathan Bruce Goddard (May 11, 1981 – June 15, 2008) was an American defensive end in the National Football League and Arena Football League. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions and also spent ...more
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Nelson S. Bond is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Nelson S. Bond Novelist, Writer

Age: Dec. at 98 (1908-2006)

Birthplace: Scranton, Pennsylvania

Nelson Slade Bond (November 23, 1908 – November 4, 2006) was an American author who wrote extensively for books, magazines, radio, television and the stage. The 1998 recipient of the Nebula ...more
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Olandis Gary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player

Age: 43

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Olandis Gary (born May 18, 1975) is a former American football running back who played for the Denver Broncos from 1999 to 2002 and the Detroit Lions from 2003 to 2004. He is an alumnus of the ...more
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Mike D'Antoni is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Coach

Age: 67

Birthplace: Mullens, West Virginia

Michael Andrew D'Antoni (born May 8, 1951) is an American-Italian professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach of the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball ...more
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Mitch Bowling is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Mitch Bowling Businessperson
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Jermaine Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player

Age: 44

Birthplace: East Boston, Boston, Massachusetts

Jermaine Wiggins (born January 18, 1975) is a former American football tight end. He played college football at Georgia, and signed with the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 1999. ...more
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Mike Bartrum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player

Age: 45

Birthplace: Gallipolis Township, Gallipolis, West Virginia

Mike Weldon Bartrum (born June 23, 1970) is a former American football long snapper and tight end who played 13 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was considered one of the best ...more