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

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

List is made up of many different graduates, including Rafael Palmeiro and Will Clark.

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

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John Dye is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Actor John Carroll Dye was an American film and television actor known for his role as Andrew in the television series Touched by an Angel.

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Kristen Cornett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist Meteorologist ' ' 'Kristen Cornett' ' ' joined the 4 Warn Storm Team in October 2007, She provides the weather for weekends for News 4, Saturdays at 6 and 10 pm and Sundays at 5:30 and 10 pm, ...more

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Rafael Palmeiro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Baseball player Rafael Palmeiro Corrales is a retired Cuban American Major League Baseball first baseman and left fielder. Palmeiro was an All-American at Mississippi State University before being drafted by ...more

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Machine Gun Kelly is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Gangster George Francis Barnes Jr., better known as "Machine Gun Kelly", was an Irish American gangster during the prohibition era. His nickname came from his favorite weapon, a Thompson ...more

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Arthur L. Williams, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Arthur L. "Art" Williams, Jr. is an insurance executive living in Palm Beach, Florida. He is the founder of A.L. Williams & Associates, known as Primerica Financial Services since

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Kent Ehrhardt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist Meteorologist ' ' ' Kent Ehrhardt ' ' ' delivers weekday weathercasts on "News 4 St. Louis ", Since joining "News 4 St. Louis" Ehrhardt has covered severe weather, including ...more

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Amy Freeze is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Newsreader, TV Journalist Amy Elizabeth Freeze, is an American television meteorologist. Since 2011, she has been the weekend meteorologist at WABC-TV in New York City, New York. She can also be seen on ABC's Good ...more

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Sandy Gallant is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Meteorologist Meteorologist ' ' ' Sandy Gallant ' ' ' joined News 25 in January 2001, She Anchors the weather and news on News 25 Today, News 25 Express, News 25 Midday & News 25 at Noon, You can also ...more

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Lyra O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist A Chicago native, Lyra's move to Milwaukee to join WISN 12 News Team as weekend morning meteorologist brings her closer to home. She also contributes to expanded weather coverage weekdays on ...more

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Cindy Preszler is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist Cindy Preszler is a television weathercaster who is the chief meteorologist at KSDK-TV 5, the NBC affiliate in St. Louis, Missouri. She is one of five female chief meteorologists that are on ...more

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Paul Maholm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Baseball player Paul Gurner Maholm is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He has previously played in Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves ...more

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Mary Alice Taylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Certified Public Accountant, Businessperson Mary Alice Taylor is an active independent business executive. During her career, she has served in senior executive positions with Fortune 100 companies until her retirement in 2000.

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Betty Davis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist

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Fred Smoot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player Fredrick Smoot is a former American college and professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League for nine seasons. He played college football for Mississippi ...more

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Michelle Grossman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Meteorologist Meteorologist ' ' ' Michelle Grossman' ' ' joined NBC 10 "EarthWatch" team on January 28, 2008, Prior to joining NBC 10, Grossman worked for NBC Weather Plus in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, ...more

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Janine Albert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Meteorologist Meteorologist ' ' ' Janine Albert ' ' ' (formerly known as Janine D'Adamo) came to WINK-TV From The Weather Channel and provides live coverage during landfalling hurricanes for WINK-TV & The ...more

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Donald Lee is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Donald Lee American football player Donald Tywon Lee is a former American football tight end in the National Football League. He played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in ...more

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Walt Harris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player Walter Lee "Walt" Harris is a former American football cornerback who played in the National Football League for thirteen seasons. He played college football for Mississippi State ...more

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Kelly Cass is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Meteorologist Meteorologist ' ' ' Kelly Cass' ' ' is an On-Camera Meteorologist at The Weather Channel, She first appeared on air at The Weather Channel in January 2000. Before joining The Weather Channel, ...more

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Kristin Dodd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Meteorologist Meteorologist ' ' ' Kristin Dodd ' ' ' was born in Terre Haute, IN, She joined The Weather Channel in 1997 and left in 2009, She graduated in Indiana University for B.A in ...more

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Floyd Womack is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player Floyd Seneca "Pork Chop" Womack is an American football guard who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played ...more

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Dick Johnson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Pilot, Aerospace Engineering Richard H. Johnson was a glider pilot, aeronautical engineer and prolific writer of articles for gliding magazines. He was an 11-time U.S. National Champion glider pilot, 9-time US Soaring Team ...more

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Reynolds Wolf is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist Reynolds Scott Wolf is an American meteorologist and journalist currently employed by The Weather Channel, and formerly by CNN, where weather forecasts could usually be seen on CNN Saturday ...more

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Will Clark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Baseball player William Nuschler "Will" Clark, Jr. is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball best known for his years with the San Francisco Giants from 1986 to 1993. Will was known by the ...more

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Ronald Fields is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player Ronald Fields is a former American football nose tackle. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Mississippi State. He ...more

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Elita Loresca is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Journalist Elita A. Loresca, is a Filipino-American newscaster, has worked for KGET-TV, the NBC affiliate in Bakersfield, CA and WSVN 7 in Miami, FL. Loresca currently works at KNBC in Los Angeles.

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John C. Stennis is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer John Cornelius Stennis was a U.S. Senator from the state of Mississippi. He was a Democrat who served in the Senate for over 41 years, becoming its most senior member for his last eight years. ...more

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Rick Reichmuth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist Rick Reichmuth is a meteorologist for the Fox News Channel.

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John Grisham is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Television producer, Novelist, Film Producer John Ray Grisham, Jr. is an American lawyer, politician, and author, best known for his popular legal thrillers. His books have been translated into forty-two languages. John Grisham graduated ...more

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Jonathan Papelbon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Baseball player Jonathan Robert Papelbon is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. He previously was a member of the Boston Red Sox, with whom he ...more

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John Patrick is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
TV Meteorologist, Journalist, Newsreader John Patrick is the Chief Meteorologist at WZVN-TV in Fort Myers, Florida. John delivers the forecast weekday evenings on ABC7 News at 5pm, 6pm, 7pm & 11pm. Prior to officially being named ...more

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Alvin McKinley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player Alvin Jerome McKinley is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fourth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Mississippi ...more

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Kevin Dockery is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player Kevin Dockery is a former American football cornerback. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Mississippi State. Dockery has also ...more

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Gillespie V. Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Gillespie V. "Sonny" Montgomery was an American politician from Mississippi who served in the U.S. House of Representatives 1967–1997. He was also retired Major general of the ...more

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Randy Thomas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Randy Thomas American football player Randy Thomas is a former American football guard. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Mississippi State. Thomas was also ...more

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Reggie Kelly is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player Reginald Kuta Kelly is a former American football tight end. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft and also played for the Cincinnati Bengals. He played ...more

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Mario Haggan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Mario Haggan American football player Mario Marcell Haggan is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football ...more

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Ellis Wyms is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player Ellis Rashad Wyms a former American football defensive tackle. He was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

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Justin Griffith is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player Justin Montrel Griffith is an offensive quality control coach for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth round of the 2003 NFL ...more

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Eric Moulds is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player Eric Shannon Moulds is a former American football wide receiver who played twelve seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for Mississippi State University. He was ...more

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Jeff Malone is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach Jeffrey Nigel Malone is a retired American professional basketball player. He played college basketball at Mississippi State University, and is mostly known for his time with the Washington ...more

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Jerious Norwood is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Jerious Norwood American football player Jerious Montreal Norwood is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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Fred McCrary is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player Freddy Demetrius "Fred" McCrary is a former American football fullback who played in the NFL. Originally from Naples, Florida, McCrary played college football at Mississippi State and ...more

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Tommy Kelly is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player Tommy Terrell Kelly is an American football defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He was signed by the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He ...more

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Amy Tuck is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Politician Amy Tuck was the 30th Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi. A Republican, she is only the second woman elected to statewide office in Mississippi and the first to have been re-elected. Amy Tuck ...more

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Gregory Keyes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Gregory Keyes is an American writer of science fiction and fantasy who has written both original and media-related novels under both the names J. Gregory Keyes and Greg Keyes.

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Kathy Sabine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
9 NEWS Chief Meteorologist ' ' ' Kathy Sabine' ' ' was given the 2006 Regional Emmy for Best Weather Anchor. She was also voted Best Weather Forecaster for 2005 by the Colorado Broadcasters ...more

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Jackie Parker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
American football player Jack Dickerson "Jackie" Parker was an American football player who became an All-American in college football and an outstanding professional football player in the Canadian Football ...more

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Greg Davis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Politician, Engineer Charles Gregory "Greg" Davis was the mayor of Southaven, Mississippi, the state's fourth largest city, for sixteen years. He was the Republican Party's nominee for Mississippi's 1st ...more

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Bobby Thigpen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Mississippi State University Alumni
Baseball player Robert Thomas "Bobby" Thigpen is a former relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. He is noted for setting the major league record of 57 saves during the 1990 season, which has since ...more