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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 William Edward "Billy" Crystal is an American actor, singer, writer, producer, director, comedian, and television host. He gained prominence in the 1970s for playing Jodie Dallas on ...more

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Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Athlete, American football player Randy Gene Moss is a retired American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League. He holds the NFL single-season touchdown reception record, the NFL ...more

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Robert Byrd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Statesman, Lawyer Robert Carlyle Byrd was a United States Senator from West Virginia. A member of the Democratic Party, Byrd served as a U.S. Representative from 1953 until 1959 and as a U.S. Senator from 1959 to ...more

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Conchata Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
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Chad Pennington is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player James Chadwick "Chad" Pennington is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for eleven years. He is currently a color analyst for NFL ...more

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Ahmad Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player Ahmad Bradshaw is an American football running back who is a free agent. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the New York Giants. He played college football at Marshall. ...more

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Brad Dourif is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Acting Teacher Bradford Claude Dourif, known as Brad Dourif, is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian who gained early fame for his portrayal of Billy Bibbit in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, which ...more

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Troy Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player Troy Fitzgerald Brown is a former NFL wide receiver, cornerback and punt returner in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the eighth round of the 1993 NFL ...more

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Lonnie Thompson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Professor, Scientist, Geologist Lonnie Thompson, is an American paleoclimatologist and Distinguished University Professor in the School of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University. He has achieved global recognition for his ...more

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Michael W. Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter Michael Whitaker Smith is an American contemporary Christian musician, who has charted primarily in the contemporary Christian and occasionally in the mainstream charts. His biggest success in ...more

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John F. Hartranft is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Lawyer John Frederick Hartranft was the 17th Governor of Pennsylvania from 1873 to 1879 and a Union Major General who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the American Civil War.

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Byron Leftwich is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player Byron Antron Leftwich is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars seventh overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. He played ...more

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Chris Hanson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player Christopher David Hanson is a former American football punter who played eleven seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at Marshall University, and was signed by the ...more

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Soupy Sales is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Presenter Soupy Sales was an American comedian, actor, radio-TV personality and host, and jazz aficionado. He was best known for his local and network children's television show, Lunch with Soupy Sales; a ...more

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Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Basketball player Jason Chandler Williams is an American retired basketball player who was a point guard in the National Basketball Association for twelve seasons during the late 1990s and 2000s. A native of West ...more

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Chris Crocker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player Christopher Alan Crocker is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football ...more

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Chris Massey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Chris Massey American football player Christopher Todd "Chris" Massey 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 football ...more

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John Wade is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player Robert John Wade is a former American football center. He was originally drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football at Marshall. ...more

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Johnathan Goddard is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player Jonathan Bruce Goddard was an American defensive end in the National Football League and Arena Football League. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions and also spent time with the Indianapolis ...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 Nelson Slade Bond was an American author who wrote extensively for books, magazines, radio, television and the stage. The 1998 recipient of the Nebula Author Emeritus award for lifetime ...more

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Olandis Gary is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player Olandis Gary 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 University of Georgia ...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 Michael Andrew D'Antoni (born May 8, 1951) is an American-Italian professional basketball coach who was formerly a professional basketball player. He is the head coach of the Houston Rockets of ...more

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Mitch Bowling is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Businessperson Mitch Bowling serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager ofOnline Services for Comcast Cable.

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Jermaine Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player Jermaine Wiggins is a former American football tight end. Wiggins was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 1999. He played college football at Georgia. Wiggins was also a ...more

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Mike Bartrum is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player Mike Weldon Bartrum is a former American football long snapper and tight end who played 13 seasons in the National Football League. He was considered one of the best long snappers while he was ...more

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Darius Watts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Darius Watts American football player Darius Orlando Watts is a former arena football offensive specialist. He was originally drafted by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft. In his career, Watts has also ...more

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Norm Willey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player Norman Earle "Norm" Willey was an American football defensive lineman in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles. He went to two Pro Bowls during his eight-year career ...more

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H. Truman Chafin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Lawyer Harry Truman Chafin is a former Democratic member of the West Virginia Senate, representing the 6th District from 1982 to 2014. He served as Majority Leader from 1998 to 2010. He is married to ...more

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Frank Gatski is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player Frank "Gunner" Gatski was an American football center who played for the Cleveland Browns of the All-America Football Conference and the National Football League in the 1940s and ...more

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Hal Greer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Basketball player Harold Everett Greer is a retired American professional basketball player. Born in Huntington, West Virginia, he attended Douglass Junior and Senior High School in Huntington. He played college ...more

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Rogers Beckett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Rogers Beckett American football player Rogers Beckett is a former American football safety. He played for the San Diego Chargers and the Cincinnati Bengals in his professional football career. After retiring from professional ...more

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Carl Lee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player Carl Lee III is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round of the 1983 NFL Draft, and played with the ...more

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Tamar Slay is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Tamar Slay Basketball player Tamar Ulysses Slay is a former American professional basketball player. A 6 ft 8 in guard/forward, he was formerly with the NBA's New Jersey Nets and Charlotte Bobcats. Slay was the 54th overall ...more

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Jason Rader is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American football player Jason Rader is an American football tight end who used to be a member of the Atlanta Falcons. He was signed by the Atlanta Falcons as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football ...more

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Mike Barber is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Mike Barber American football player Michael Dale Barber, Jr. is a former American football wide receiver who played college football at Marshall University. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2005. He played ...more

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Carwood Lipton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Military Officer First Lieutenant Clifford Carwood Lipton was a commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. ...more

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Jessi Pierson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Jessi Pierson Jessi Pierson is a beauty queen from Milton, West Virginia who was crowned Miss West Virginia USA 2009. She placed in the top 10 in the Miss USA 2009 pageant and was also voted "Miss

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Mohammed Shabir is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Mohammed Shabir Politician Mohammed Shabir is the Prime Minister-in-waiting for the next Palestinian unity government. On November 13, 2006 senior Hamas officials in Syria announced that Hamas and Fatah had agreed on him. ...more

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Steve Sciullo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Steve Sciullo American football player Steve William Sciullo is a former American football guard of the National Football League. He was originally drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He also ...more

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John Astle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
John Astle is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. He is currently serving in his 4th term in the Maryland State Senate, representing Maryland's District 30 ...more

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Rick Thompson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Lawyer Richard "Rick" Thompson is a former Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 17th District since 2000. He served as Speaker of the House from January ...more

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Earl Ray Tomblin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Teacher Earl Ray Tomblin is an American Democratic Party politician and the 35th and current Governor of West Virginia. Prior to becoming Governor, Tomblin served as President of the West Virginia ...more

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Josh Davis is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Josh Davis American football player Josh Davis is an American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins in 2005. He played college football at Marshall. Davis has also been a member of the New Orleans Saints, the ...more

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Breece D'J Pancake is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Writer Breece D'J Pancake was an American author of short fiction. Pancake was a native of West Virginia. Several of his short stories were published in The Atlantic Monthly and other periodicals ...more

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Harry Young is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Harry K. "Cy" Young, a native of Charleston, West Virginia, attended three colleges and participated in the athletic programs of all three. In 1910–11, Young matriculated to Marshall ...more

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Lee Ann Parsley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Lea Ann Parsley is a retired American skeleton racer from Granville, Ohio. She was the first female skeleton athlete to win a world cup medal for the United States and earned a silver medal in ...more

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Tammie Green is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Tammie Green Golfer Tammie Green is an American professional golfer.

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Mark Snyder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player Mark Snyder is an American football coach who is the current linebackers coach and special teams coordinator for the Michigan State Spartans. He previously served as the defensive coordinator of ...more

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Jason Witczak is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Golfer, American football player Jason Witczak is an American football player. He is currently a free agent kicker who most recently played for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. Witczak has also spent time on ...more

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Jeff Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Marshall University Alumni
Baseball player Jeffrey Thomas Montgomery is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher. During a 13-year baseball career, he pitched from 1987–1999, pitching primarily for the Kansas City Royals. Montgomery ...more