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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
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
Actor
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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