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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 Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist. She is co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence. She cites ...more

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Sondra Locke is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Actor, Singer, Film Director Sondra Locke is an American actress, singer and film director. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1968 for her performance in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter. She ...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 Richell Rene "Chely" Wright is an American country music singer and gay rights activist. On the strength of her debut album in 1994, the Academy of Country Music named her Top New ...more

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Michael Kearney is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Michael Kevin Kearney is a former child prodigy known for setting several world records and teaching college at the age of 17.

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Frédéric Niemeyer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Tennis player Frédéric Niemeyer is a retired, veteran minor tour and Canadian Davis Cup tennis player who now is a Tennis Canada coach. Born in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Niemeyer hails from ...more

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James M. Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Economist James McGill Buchanan, Jr. was an American economist known for his work on public choice theory, for which he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in 1986. Buchanan's work initiated research on how ...more

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Kelly Holcomb is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player Bryan Kelly Holcomb 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. He played college ...more

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Bart Gordon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Barton Jennings "Bart" Gordon, is a lawyer and former U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 6th congressional district, serving from 1985 until 2011. The district includes several rural ...more

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Joshua Holmes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Joshua Holmes Model 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 Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Sr. was an American politician, serving as a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator for the Democratic Party from Tennessee. Gore and his wife Pauline LaFon ...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 John Walker Hendrix 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 Lane Davies 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 Dewon Cortez Brazelton is an American former professional baseball pitcher in Major League Baseball. He played professionally for the Tampa Bay Rays and the San Diego Padres. He last pitched in ...more

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Vernice Armour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Vernice Armour Vernice Armour 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 pilot in ...more

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Bobby Payne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player

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Jonathan Quinn is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Coach, American football player Jonathan Ryan Quinn is a former American football quarterback of the NFL. He was originally selected with the 25th pick of the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft out of Middle Tennessee State ...more

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James Griffin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player James Victor Griffin is a former American football defensive back who played seven seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at the Middle Tennessee State University.

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Don Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player Donald Frederick Griffin is a former professional American football player who was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 1986 NFL Draft. A 6'0", 176-lb. cornerback ...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 Marty Carter is a retired safety in the NFL. He played from 1991-2001 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, and Detroit Lions.

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Dwight Stone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player Dwight Stone was an American football running back, wide receiver, and kick returner in the National Football League for the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Carolina Panthers, and the New York Jets. ...more

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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 Kenneth Dwone Hicks 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 was also a member of ...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 Isaiah "Mike" Caldwell, Jr. is a former American football linebacker who played 11 seasons in the National Football League. He played college football at Middle Tennessee State ...more

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Ray Oldham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player Donnie Ray Oldham was an American football defensive back in the National Football League. He played professionally for the Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, and Detroit

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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 ReShard Lee is a former American football running back. He played college football for Middle Tennessee State University. ReShard Lee signed as an undrafted free agent in 2003 with the Dallas ...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 Brett Michael Carroll is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. After attending Middle Tennessee State ...more

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Dave Barnes is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer Dave Barnes, is an American musician/singer and Grammy Award nominated songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. He has released eight albums including two Christmas albums. His most recent ...more

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Chris Young is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Singer-songwriter Christopher Alan "Chris" Young is an American country music artist. In 2006, he was declared the winner of the television program Nashville Star, a singing competition which aired on ...more

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Brandon Heath is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Artist Brandon Heath Knell better known by the stage name Brandon Heath is a contemporary Christian musician from Nashville, Tennessee. He has released four studio albums: Don't Get Comfortable, What ...more

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Larry Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Larry Gilbert Golfer Lawrence Allen Gilbert, Sr. was an American professional golfer best known for winning the 1997 Senior Players Championship, one of the major championships on the Senior PGA Tour. Gilbert was ...more

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David Little is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player David Gene Little is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League for eight seasons for four different teams. He played college football at Middle Tennessee ...more

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George S. Clinton is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Conductor, Film Score Composer, Arranger George Stanley Clinton is an American composer, songwriter, arranger, and session musician. Clinton was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His musical career began in Nashville while earning ...more

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Houston Fancher is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Houston Fancher Coach Houston Fancher is an American basketball coach and the current associate head coach of the Charlotte 49ers men's basketball team under head coach Mark Price. Prior to that, he worked for four ...more

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Thomas Johnson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Thomas Johnson American football player Thomas Johnson is a former American football defensive tackle. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Middle Tennessee State. ...more

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Jackie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Journalist, Actor Jacqueline "Jackie" Johnson is an American weather forecaster and television personality for KCBS-TV news at 5, 6 and 11 PM in Los Angeles, California. She can also be heard on the ...more

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Raleigh Brown is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Judge, Lawyer Raleigh Holden Brown was a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1963–1967, who later became a state judge. Brown was born in Shreveport in northwestern Louisiana, and ...more

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Count Bass D is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Record producer, Rapper, Musician Dwight Conroy Farrell, better known by the stage name Count Bass D, is an American rapper, record producer and multi-instrumentalist who resides in Atlanta, Georgia. His production style is ...more

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Duane Washington is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Duane Washington Basketball player Duane E. Washington is an American former professional basketball player who played in the NBA. He is the older brother of Derek Fisher. He played at Laredo Junior College, in Laredo, Texas, and ...more

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Jerry DeLucca is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player Gerald Joseph DeLucca is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles. He also played in the American Football League for the Boston ...more

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Kenny Tippins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Kenny Tippins American football player Kenneth Tippins, is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League who played for the Dallas Cowboys and the Atlanta Falcons. He played college football at Middle ...more

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Franklin Dunbar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
American football player Franklin Dunbar is a former American football guard. He was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Middle Tennessee State.

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Ashley Eicher is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Ashley Eicher Ashley Eicher is a national television personality, host, producer and writer who has developed content for AXS TV, ABC, WhatsTrending.com, Radio Disney, Warner Music Nashville, Country Music ...more

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Amber Holt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Amber Holt Amber Shirell Holt is an American professional women's basketball player most recently with the Tulsa Shock in the Women's National Basketball Association.

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Shane Primm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Shane Primm

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Wayne White is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Film Art Director, Illustrator, Production Designer Wayne White is an American artist, art director, puppeteer, set designer, animator, cartoonist and illustrator.

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Hillary Scott is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter Hillary Dawn Scott-Tyrrell, known professionally as Hillary Scott, is an American country music singer-songwriter. She is the co-lead singer of Lady Antebellum, a country group that was formed ...more

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Bill Ketron is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Bill Ketron Bill Ketron, Jr. is a Tennessee politician and a member of the Tennessee Senate for the 13th district, which is composed of Lincoln, Marshall, and Maury counties, as well as part of Rutherford

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Tony L. Cothron is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Tony L. Cothron Rear Admiral Tony L. Cothron was the Director of Intelligence for the Chief of Naval Operations and the 62nd Director of Naval Intelligence.

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Brian Oldfield is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Brian Oldfield Brian Oldfield is a former American athlete and personality of the 1970s and early 1980s. A standout shot putter, Oldfield is credited with making the rotational technique popular. With his ...more

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Lee Atkins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Lee Atkins

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Alysha Clark is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni
Alysha Clark Alysha Clark is a professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm in the WNBA. She was drafted in the second round of the 2010 WNBA Draft by the San Antonio Silver Stars.