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Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 8.6k views27 items

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

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

Items on this list include Jerry Rice and Deacon Jones.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Mississippi Valley State University?” and “Which celebrities are Mississippi Valley State University alumni?”
  • 1
    Coach, Actor


    BirthplaceCrawford, Mississippi, USA

    Jerry Lee Rice Sr. (born October 13, 1962) is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the San Francisco 49ers. Due to his numerous...  more

    #484 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#1 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time#190 of 362 The Greatest Entertainers Of All Time

  • 2
    Actor, Singer

    AgeDec. at 74 (1938-2013)

    BirthplaceEatonville, Florida, United States of America

    David D. "Deacon" Jones (December 9, 1938 – June 3, 2013) was an American football defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for the Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, and the Washington...  more

    #51 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#46 of 80 The Best NFL Player Nicknames#10 of 83 The Greatest Defensive Tackles of All Time

  • 3
    American football player


    BirthplaceBogalusa, Louisiana

    Ronald Fields (born September 13, 1981) 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...  more
  • 4
    Basketball player

    AgeDec. at 32 (1971-2004)

    BirthplaceGreenwood, Mississippi

    Alphonso Gene Ford (October 31, 1971 – September 4, 2004) was an American professional basketball player. A 1.92 m (6 ft 3 ​3⁄4 in) tall, 98 kg (216 lbs.) shooting guard, he was one of the greatest...  more
  • 5

    AgeDec. at 73 (1938-2012)

    BirthplaceMound Bayou, Mississippi, United States of America

    Katie Hall may refer to: Katie Hall (politician) (1938–2012), American politician Katie Hall (cyclist) (born 1987), American cyclist Katie Hall (actress) (born 1990), British actress and...  more
  • 6
    Basketball player


    Dewayne Jefferson (born August 10, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player who grew up in West Point, Mississippi....  more
  • 7
    Politician, Teacher


    BirthplaceMississippi, United States of America

    David Lee Jordan (born April 3, 1934) is an American politician who is currently a Democratic member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing the 24th District since 1993....  more
  • 8
    Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    Ashley Avery Ambrose (born September 17, 1970 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former professional American football cornerback for several NFL teams during the 1990s and early 2000s who most recently...  more
  • 9
    American football player


    BirthplaceLafayette, Louisiana

    Joseph Earl "Joe" Thomas (born March 25, 1963 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a former American football player. He played for the New Orleans Saints as a wide receiver. He collegiately played for...  more
  • 10
    American football player


    BirthplaceTampa, Florida

    Theodore Bernard Washington (born February 16, 1948) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League (NFL). He played eleven seasons with the Houston Oilers, playing outside...  more
  • 11
    American football player


    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Vincent "The Undertaker" Brown is a former NFL linebacker who spent his entire career with the New England Patriots. He is currently on the coaching staff at the University of Connecticut. Formerly...  more
  • 12
    Coach, American football player



    Willie "Satellite" Totten (born July 4, 1962) is a former professional football player and current college football coach. Totten played his high school football at J.Z. George High School in North...  more
  • 13
    American football player


    BirthplaceCrystal River, Florida

    Richard Ivy Feacher (born February 11, 1954) is a former professional American football wide receiver. Feacher played in nine National Football League seasons from 1976–1984, primarily for the...  more
  • 14
    American football player


    BirthplaceGreenville, Mississippi

    Corey Holmes (born November 19, 1976) is a former professional Canadian football running back and the former mayor of Metcalfe, Mississippi....  more
  • 15
    American football player


    BirthplaceTampa, Florida

    Tyrone Timmons (born July 7, 1984) is a former professional American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football for...  more
  • 16
    American football player


    BirthplaceBrighton, Alabama

    Parnell Dickinson (born March 14, 1953) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for one season. Over the course of his career, he played in eight...  more
  • 17
    Melvin Morgan (born March 31, 1953) is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League. After playing college football for Mississippi Valley State University, Morgan was an...  more
  • 18
    Robert C. (Bob) Gaddis (born January 20, 1952 in Jackson, Mississippi) is a former professional American football wide receiver. He was the 13th round draft pick (#337 overall) of the Pittsburgh...  more
  • 19
    James Haynes (born 10 November 1933), commonly known as Jim Haynes, is a former figure in the British "underground" and alternative/counter-culture scene of the 1960s. He was involved with the...  more
  • 20
    Marcus Lashaun Mann (born December 19, 1973) is an American Southern Baptist minister who is best known for his time as a college basketball player for Mississippi Valley State University....  more
  • 21
    Frederick Jerome Bohannon (May 31, 1958 – February 8, 1999) was an American football defensive back who played one season in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers....  more
  • 22
    Darryl Watson is a retired American basketball player and coach. He is best known for leading NCAA Division I in rebounding as a senior in 1980–81. That season, he averaged 14.0 rebounds per game in...  more
  • 23
    Patricia Hoskins (born February 19, 1967, in Greenville, Mississippi) is a retired collegiate basketball player, who at one time held the record for NCAA Division 1 women's basketball points scored...  more
  • 24
    Samuel Lee Washington Jr. (born March 7, 1960) is an American football coach and former defensive back. Washington played four seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Pittsburgh...  more
  • 25
    Basketball Coach, Coach


    George Ivory may refer to: George Ivory (footballer) (1910–1992), English professional footballer George Ivory (basketball) (born 1965), American basketball coach...  more