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Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni

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List Rules People 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?”
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Jerry Rice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Coach, Actor, American football player

Age: 56

Birthplace: Crawford, Mississippi, United States of America

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 ...more

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Deacon Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Actor, Singer, American football player

Age: Dec. at 75 (1938-2013)

Birthplace: Eatonville, 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 ...more

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Ronald Fields is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Bogalusa, 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 ...more
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Alphonso Ford is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: Dec. at 33 (1971-2004)

Birthplace: Greenwood, 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 ...more
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Katie Hall is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 74 (1938-2012)

Birthplace: Mound 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 soprano ...more
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Dewayne Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 39

Dewayne Jefferson (born August 10, 1979) is an American former professional basketball player who grew up in West Point, Mississippi.
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David Lee Jordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Politician, Teacher

Age: 84

Birthplace: Mississippi, 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.
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Ashley Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Coach, American football player

Age: 48

Birthplace: New 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 ...more

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Joe Thomas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Joe Thomas American football player

Age: 55

Birthplace: Lafayette, 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 ...more
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Ted Washington, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Ted Washington, Sr. American football player

Age: 71

Birthplace: Tampa, 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 ...more
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Vincent Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
American football player

Age: 54

Birthplace: Atlanta, 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 ...more
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Willie Totten is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Willie Totten Coach, American football player

Age: 56

Birthplace: Mississippi

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 ...more
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Ricky Feacher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Ricky Feacher American football player

Age: 65

Birthplace: Crystal 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
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Corey Holmes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Corey Holmes American football player

Age: 42

Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi

Corey Holmes (born November 19, 1976) is a former professional Canadian football running back and the former mayor of Metcalfe, Mississippi.
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Tyrone Timmons is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Tyrone Timmons American football player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Tampa, 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 ...more
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Parnell Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Parnell Dickinson American football player

Age: 65

Birthplace: Brighton, 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 ...more
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Melvin Morgan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Melvin Morgan

Age: 65

Birthplace: Gulfport, Mississippi

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 ...more
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Bob Gaddis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Bob Gaddis

Age: 67

Birthplace: Jackson, Mississippi

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
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James Haynes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
James Haynes

Age: 85

Birthplace: Louisiana

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 ...more
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Marcus Mann is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Marcus Mann

Age: 45

Birthplace: Carthage, Mississippi

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.
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Fred Bohannon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Fred Bohannon

Age: 60

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama

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.
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Darryl Watson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Darryl Watson
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 ...more
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Patricia Hoskins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Patricia Hoskins

Age: 52

Birthplace: Greenville, Mississippi

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 ...more
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Sam Washington is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
Sam Washington

Age: 58

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida

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
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George Ivory is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Mississippi Valley State University Alumni
George Ivory Basketball Coach, Coach

Age: 53

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