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Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni

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

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

List features graduates like Amy Lee, Chely Wright, and many more

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Middle Tennessee State University?” and “Which celebrities are Middle Tennessee State University alumni?”
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Amy Lee is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Pianist

Age: 37

Birthplace: USA, Riverside, California

Amy Lynn Hartzler (née Lee; born December 13, 1981), known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. She is the co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock ...more

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Amy Lee From Evanescence Makes Children's Music Now #142 of 265 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters #96 of 668 The Best Rock Vocalists

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Sondra Locke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Sondra Locke Actor, Singer, Film Director

Age: 74

Birthplace: Shelbyville, Tennessee, USA

Sandra Louise Anderson (née Smith; May 28, 1944 – November 3, 2018), professionally known as Sondra Locke, was an American actress and director. She made her film debut in 1968 in The ...more
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Chely Wright is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Activist, Singer-songwriter, Author

Age: 48

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States of America

Richell Rene "Chely" Wright (; born October 25, 1970) is an American country music singer and activist. On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music (ACM) ...more

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#489 of 668 The Best Rock Vocalists #163 of 332 The Top Country Artists of All Time #71 of 158 The Top Female Country Singers

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Michael Kearney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Michael Kearney

Age: 35

Birthplace: Santa Rosa, California

Michael Kevin Kearney (born January 18, 1984) is known for setting several world records related to graduating at a young age, as well as teaching college while still a teenager. Additionally, ...more
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Frédéric N... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Tennis player

Age: 42

Birthplace: Campbellton, Addington Parish, New Brunswick, Canada

Frédéric Niemeyer (born April 24, 1976) is a Canadian retired, veteran minor tour and Davis Cup tennis player who now is a Tennis Canada coach. Born in Campbellton, New Brunswick, ...more
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James M. Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Economist

Age: Dec. at 94 (1919-2013)

Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

James McGill Buchanan Jr. (; October 3, 1919 – January 9, 2013) was an American economist known for his work on public choice theory (included in his most famous work, co-authored with Gordon ...more
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Kelly Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 45

Birthplace: Fayetteville, Tennessee

Bryan Kelly Holcomb (born July 9, 1973) is a former American football quarterback of the National Football League. He was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent in 1995. ...more
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Bart Gordon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni

Age: 70

Birthplace: Tennessee, Area code 615, Rutherford County, United States, with Territories, + more

Barton Jennings "Bart" Gordon (born January 24, 1949) is an American lawyer and former U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district, serving from 1985 until 2011. The ...more
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Joshua Holmes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Joshua Holmes Model

Age: 41

Birthplace: Tennessee

Joshua Holmes is an American model and ultramarathoner known primarily for his celebrity blog Bumpshack.com as well as for his appearances in Cosmopolitan magazine and on national TV. He ...more
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Albert Gore, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 91 (1907-1998)

Birthplace: Granville, Tennessee, United States of America

Albert Arnold Gore Sr. (December 26, 1907 – December 5, 1998), known to some as Al Gore before the fame of his son, was an American politician who served as a U.S. Representative and a U.S. ...more
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John W. Hendrix is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
John W. Hendrix

Age: 76

Birthplace: Georgia

John Walter Hendrix (Born September 22, 1942) is a retired United States Army four-star general, and served as Commander, United States Army Forces Command from 1999 to 2001.
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Lane Davies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Theatre Director, Theatrical producer, Actor

Age: 68

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Dalton

Lane Davies (born July 31, 1950) is an American actor.
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Dewon Brazelton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Dewon Brazelton Baseball player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Tullahoma, Tennessee

Dewon Cortez Brazelton (born June 16, 1980) is an American former professional baseball pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played professionally for the Tampa Bay Rays and the San Diego ...more
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Vernice Armour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Vernice Armour

Age: 46

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois

Vernice Armour (born 1973) is a former United States Marine Corps officer who was the first African-American female naval aviator in the Marine Corps and the first African American female combat ...more
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Bobby Payne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas

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Jonathan Quinn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Coach, American football player

Age: 43

Birthplace: Turlock, California

Jonathan Ryan Quinn (born February 27, 1975) is an American football coach and former player. He played professionally as a quarterback in the National Football League (NFL) with the ...more
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James Griffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 57

Birthplace: Camilla, Georgia

James Victor Griffin (born September 7, 1961 in Camilla, Georgia) is a former American football defensive back who played seven seasons in the National Football League. He played college ...more
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Don Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 54

Birthplace: Pelham, Georgia

Donald Frederick Griffin (born March 17, 1964 in Pelham, Georgia) is a former professional American football player who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 1986 NFL ...more
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Marty Carter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Marty Carter American football player

Age: 49

Birthplace: LaGrange, Georgia

Marty Carter (born December 17, 1969) is a former American football safety in the National Football League (NFL). He played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, and ...more
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Dwight Stone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Dwight Stone American football player

Age: 55

Birthplace: Florala, Alabama

Dwight Stone may refer to: Dwight Stone (American football) (born 1964), American football wide receiver and kick returner Dwight Stone (baseball) (1886–1976), Major League Baseball pitcher
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Dwone Hicks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Dwone Hicks American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama

Kenneth Dwone Hicks (born April 25, 1981) is a former American football running back in the National Football League. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2003 and ...more
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Mike Caldwell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Mike Caldwell Coach, American football player

Age: 47

Birthplace: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Isaiah "Mike" Caldwell, Jr. (born August 31, 1971) is an American football coach who serves as the linebackers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and is formerly a linebacker who ...more
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Ray Oldham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player

Age: Dec. at 54 (1951-2005)

Birthplace: Gallatin, Tennessee

Donnie Ray Oldham (February 23, 1951 – July 23, 2005) was an American football defensive back in the National Football League (NFL). He played professionally for the Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh ...more
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ReShard Lee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
ReShard Lee American football player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Brunswick, Georgia

ReShard Lee (born October 12, 1980) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders. He played college ...more
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Brett Carroll is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Brett Carroll Baseball player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee

Brett Michael Carroll (born October 3, 1982) is a former Major League baseball player. After attending Middle Tennessee State University, he was selected in the 10th round of the 2004 Major ...more