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

These graduates, like Joe Dumars and Clay Buchholz include images when available.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to McNeese State University?” and “Which celebrities are McNeese State University alumni?”

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Grady A. Dugas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Businessperson, Inventor, Physician Grady A. Dugas, M. D., was a Louisiana physician who invented the "Safer Automatic Wheelchair Wheel Locks", a patented device designed for those who sometimes forget to lock their ...more

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Joe Dumars is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Basketball player Joe Dumars III is a retired American basketball player in the NBA. At 6'3" Dumars could play either shooting guard or point guard on offense and was a highly effective defender. He played ...more

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Doug Kershaw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Fiddler Douglas James "Doug" Kershaw is an American fiddle player, singer and songwriter from Louisiana. Active since 1948, Kershaw has recorded fifteen albums and charted on the Hot Country

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Cecil Collins is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
American football player Cecil J. P. "The Diesel" Collins is a former American football running back for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League.

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Clay Buchholz is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Baseball player Clayton Daniel Buchholz is an American professional baseball pitcher with the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. On September 1, 2007, in just his second major league start, he recorded a ...more

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Dan Richey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Lawyer Daniel Wesley "Dan" Richey is a Baton Rouge-based political consultant for "pro-family" candidates and organizations, including Louisiana Family Forum. From 1997 to 2004, ...more

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Keith Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
American football player Keith Smith is former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at McNeese State. Smith was also a ...more

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Andre Dubus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Biographer, Novelist, Author Andre Jules Dubus II was an American short story writer, essayist, and autobiographer.

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Kerry Joseph is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
American football player Kerry Tremaine Joseph is a former Canadian football quarterback. He was born in New Iberia, Louisiana. Joseph was named the CFL's Most Outstanding Player in 2007 while leading the Saskatchewan ...more

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James David Cain is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Farmer James David Cain, Sr. is a retired farmer and rancher from the Dry Creek community in eastern Beauregard Parish, who is a Republican former member of the Louisiana State Senate. Term-limited, ...more

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Demond Mallet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Demond Mallet Basketball player Dayon Demond Mallet is an American professional basketball player that plays with FIATC Joventut in the Spanish League. He is a 6'2" guard. Before that he played for ACB club Joventut ...more

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Willie Mount is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Willie Mount Businessperson Willie Landry Mount is an American politician from Louisiana who served as a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate from 2000 to 2012. She represented District 27, which includes parts ...more

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Don Breaux is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
American football player Donald Carl Breaux is a former American football player and coach. He played college football at McNeese State College and in the American Football League. He served two stints as an assistant ...more

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Stephen Starring is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Stephen Starring American football player Stephen Starring is a former professional American football player who played wide receiver for six seasons for the New England Patriots, the Detroit Lions, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In past ...more

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Tierre Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Tierre Brown Basketball player Tierre Brown is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Gaiteros del Zulia of the Liga Profesional de Baloncesto.

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Tom Sestak is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
American football player Thomas Joseph Sestak was an American football defensive lineman who played for the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League. In 1962, following an innovative AFL trend of drafting players ...more

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Zack Bronson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
American football player Robert Zack Bronson is a former professional American football safety in the National Football League. He played professionally for the San Francisco 49ers his entire NFL career from 1997 to

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Bryan Hicks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Bryan Hicks American football player Bryan Hicks is a former American football safety who played five seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals in the National Football League.

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Buford Jordan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Buford Jordan American football player Paul Buford Jordan is a former professional American football running back in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints. A four-time all-Southland Conference selection, Jordan left McNeese State in ...more

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B. J. Sams is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
American football player Bradley Jamar "B. J." Sams is a former American football player who was a wide receiver and return specialist in the National Football League for five seasons. He played college ...more

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Leonard Smith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
American football player Leonard Phillip Smith was an American football defensive back who played for the Buffalo Bills and St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals of the National Football League. He played college football at ...more

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Dick Harris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
American football player Dick Harris is a former American football defensive back who played six seasons in the American Football League with the Los Angeles/San Diego Chargers from 1960 to 1965. He was selected to the ...more

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Rosell Ellis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Rosell Ellis Rosell Ellis is an American former professional basketball player.

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R. C. Slocum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
American football player Richard Copeland Slocum, better known as R. C. Slocum, is a former American football player and coach. He served as the head football coach at Texas A&M University from 1989 to 2002. He has ...more

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Ben Broussard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Ben Broussard Baseball player Benjamin Isaac Broussard is an American former professional baseball first baseman. He is currently a musician. Broussard was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the second round of the 1999 Major ...more

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Bob Howry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Baseball player Bobby Dean Howry is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher.

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Gary Lavergne is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Gary Lavergne Novelist, Writer Gary M. Lavergne is an American writer of non-fiction books about Texas mass murderers Charles J. Whitman and Abdelkrim Belachheb, and serial killer Kenneth Allen McDuff. Raised in Louisiana, ...more

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Paul Guidry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Paul Guidry American football player Paul Michael Guidry was a college and professional American football player. A linebacker, he played college football for McNeese State University and in the American Football League and the ...more

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Brent Pousson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
American football player Brent Pousson is an American football offensive tackle who currently plays for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was originally signed by the Browns as an undrafted free ...more

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Riley Dodge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Riley Dodge Riley Dodge is a former American football player and currently quality control assistant at The University of Texas.

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Kavika Pittman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
American football player Kavika Charles Pittman is a former American football defensive end who played eight seasons in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, and the Carolina Panthers. ...more

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Richard Ieyoub is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Richard Phillip Ieyoub, Sr., is a Baton Rouge lawyer and a Democratic politician who was the attorney general of Louisiana from 1992 to 2004. Ieyoub was the Calcasieu Parish district attorney in ...more

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Luke Lawton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Luke Lawton American football player Richard Luke Lawton is a former American football fullback. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at McNeese State. Lawton has also ...more

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Keith Ortego is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Keith Ortego American football player Bryant Keith Ortego is a former American football wide receiver for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He was a member of the Bears team that won Super Bowl XX following the 1985 NFL season. He was ...more

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Michael Ray Charles is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Michael Ray Charles Michael Ray Charles is an African-American painter born in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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Terry Burrows is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Terry Burrows Baseball player, Coach Terry Dale Burrows is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He is 6 foot 1, 185 pounds, and batted and threw left-handed. Burrows attended McNeese State University, where he played college ...more

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Eric Pete is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Eric Pete Writer Eric Pete is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling African-American author who writes novels and short stories. He was born in Seattle, Washington, at University of Washington hospital. He ...more

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Greg Davis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Greg Davis Coach Greg Davis is an American college football coach. He currently serves as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes football team. He served as offensive ...more

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Bryan Smith is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Bryan Smith Bryan Smith is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at McNeese State. Smith was ...more

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Marcus Brown is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Marcus Brown Marcus Brown is a former American football cornerback. He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at McNeese State. Brown has also been ...more

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James M. Simmons is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
James M. Simmons James M. Simmons is an educational administrator, musician and university president at Lamar University. James Simmons served as the 14th president of Lamar. He resigned the presidency effective ...more

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Brett Geymann is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Brett Geymann Brett Frank Geymann is a businessman from Lake Charles, Louisiana, who is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 35 in Calcasieu and Beauregard parishes. ...more

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Terry Irving is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Terry Irving Terry Duane Irving is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for five seasons for the Arizona Cardinals.

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Vick King is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Vick King Vick Lee King is a former American football running back of the National Football League. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at ...more

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Quinten Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Quinten Lawrence American football player Quinten Louis Lawrence is an Canadian football Defensive Back most recently for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round ...more

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Vic Stelly is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Vic Stelly Teacher Victor Theodore Stelly, known as Vic Stelly, is a retired businessman from Lake Charles, Louisiana, a former member of the Louisiana Board of Regents for Higher Education, and from 1988-2004 a ...more

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Dan Morrish is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Dan Morrish Dan Wesley Morrish, sometimes known as Blade Morrish, is a Republican member of the Louisiana State Senate from Jennings, the seat of Jefferson Davis Parish in southwestern Louisiana. Morrish ...more

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Dan Flavin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Dan Flavin Real Estate Broker Daniel Thomas Flavin, known as Dan Flavin, is a Realtor in Lake Charles, Louisiana, who served from 1996-2005 as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 36. Flavin was ...more

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Chuck Kleckley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Chuck Kleckley Charles Edward Kleckley, known as Chuck Kleckley, is a businessman in Lake Charles, Louisiana, who is the Republican Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives. Since 2005, he has ...more

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Carlese Franklin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous McNeese State University Alumni
Carlese Franklin Carlese Franklin is an American football wide receiver for the New Orleans VooDoo of the Arena Football League. Franklin played college football at McNeese State University. He signed as an ...more