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Famous Middle Tennessee State University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1
    Film Score Composer, Songwriter


    BirthplaceRiverside, California, United States of America

    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 band...  more

    Amy Lee From Evanescence Makes Children's Music Now#33 of 297 The Greatest Singers of the Past 30 Years#91 of 488 The Best Rock Vocalists

  • 2
    Actor, Singer


    BirthplaceShelbyville, Tennessee, United States of America

    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 Heart Is a...  more
  • 3
    Activist, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceKansas 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) named her Top...  more

    #124 of 297 The Top Country Artists of All Time#83 of 161 The Top Female Country Singers#64 of 103 The Best Musical Artists From Kansas

  • 4
    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, as a...  more
  • 5
    Tennis player


    BirthplaceCampbellton, 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, Niemeyer hails...  more
  • 6

    AgeDec. at 93 (1919-2013)

    BirthplaceMurfreesboro, 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
  • 7
    American football player


    BirthplaceFayetteville, 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. He...  more

    #110 of 150 The Best Cleveland Browns of All Time#41 of 41 The Best Minnesota Vikings Quarterbacks of All Time#15 of 58 The Best Cleveland Browns Quarterbacks of All Time

  • 8
    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 district...  more
  • 9



    Joshua Holmes is an American model and ultramarathoner known primarily for his celebrity blog as well as for his appearances in Cosmopolitan magazine and on national TV. He currently...  more
  • 10

    AgeDec. at 90 (1907-1998)

    BirthplaceGranville, 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. Senator...  more
  • 11
    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....  more
  • 12
    Theatre Director, Theatrical producer


    BirthplaceDalton, Georgia, USA

    Lane Davies (born July 31, 1950) is an American actor....  more
  • 13
    Baseball player


    BirthplaceTullahoma, 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 Padres. He...  more
  • 14
    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
  • 15
    American football player


    BirthplaceLittle Rock, Arkansas

  • 16
    Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceTurlock, 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 Jacksonville...  more
  • 17
    American football player


    BirthplaceCamilla, 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 football at...  more
  • 18
    American football player


    BirthplacePelham, 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
  • 19
    American football player


    BirthplaceLaGrange, 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 Detroit...  more
  • 20
    American football player


    BirthplaceFlorala, 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...  more
  • 21
    American football player


    BirthplaceHuntsville, 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 was...  more
  • 22
    Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceOak 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 played 11 seasons...  more
  • 23
    American football player

    AgeDec. at 54 (1951-2005)

    BirthplaceGallatin, 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
  • 24
    American football player


    BirthplaceBrunswick, 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
  • 25
    Baseball player


    BirthplaceKnoxville, 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 League...  more