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

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

This list is made up of many different graduates, including Bob Dandridge and Tim Reid.

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

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Kyle O'Quinn is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Kyle O'Quinn Basketball player Kyle Brandon O'Quinn is an American professional basketball power forward with the Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association. He played for the Norfolk State Spartans, and led the ...more

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Karen Briggs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Karen Briggs Violinist Karen Briggs is an American violinist. She was born in New York City and grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia. Taking violin lessons from an early age, Briggs attended Norfolk State University after ...more

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Roy Wilfred Wooten is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Roy Wilfred Wooten Musician Roy Wilfred Wooten, also known as "RoyEl", best known by his stage name Future Man, is an inventor, musician, and composer. He is also known as Futche to his fans. He is a ...more

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Tim Reid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Tim Reid Television director, Comedian, Television producer Timothy L. "Tim" Reid is an American actor, comedian and film director best known for his roles in prime time American television programs, such as Venus Flytrap on WKRP in Cincinnati, ...more

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Yvonne B. Miller is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Yvonne B. Miller Yvonne Bond Miller was an American politician in Virginia. A Democrat, she was the first African-American woman to be elected to the state house when she won in 1983. Four years later, she was ...more

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Nathan McCall is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Nathan McCall Journalist, Novelist, Lecturer Nathan McCall is an African-American author who grew up in the Cavalier Manor section of Portsmouth, Virginia. As the stepson of a Navy man, McCall also grew up in various locations, such as ...more

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Randall Robinson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Randall Robinson Author, Writer, Lawyer Randall Robinson is an African-American lawyer, author and activist, noted as the founder of TransAfrica. He is known particularly for his impassioned opposition to apartheid, and for his ...more

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Vincent Brothers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Vincent Brothers Educator Vincent Brothers is a convicted American mass murderer of his wife, three children and mother-in-law. Brothers was the former vice principal of John C. Fremont Elementary School in Bakersfield, ...more

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Shawn Z. Tarrant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Shawn Z. Tarrant Politician Shawn Z. Tarrant is an American politician who represents the 40th legislative district in the Maryland House of Delegates. Tarrant is a member of the House Health and Government Operations ...more

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Ray Jarvis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Ray Jarvis American football player Leon Raeminton Jarvis is a retired American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, and the New England Patriots. He played ...more

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Ron Bolton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Ron Bolton American football player Ronald Clifton Bolton is a former National Football League defensive back and current college football coach. He is an alumnus of Norfolk State University, where he played college football. ...more

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Ken Reaves is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Ken Reaves American football player Kenneth Milton Reaves is a former professional American football defensive back who played twelve seasons in the National Football League for the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, and the St. ...more

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Leroy Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Leroy Jones American football player Leroy Jones is a former American football player who played defensive end. He played the majority of his 10-year career with the San Diego Chargers in the National Football League. Jones played ...more

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Lopez Lomong is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Lopez Lomong Track and field athlete Lopez Lomong is a South Sudanese-born American track and field athlete. Lomong, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, came to the United States at the age of 16 and became a U.S. citizen in 2007. ...more

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Al Beard is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Al Beard Albert "Al" Beard is a retired American basketball player. He played collegiate basketball for the Norfolk State University. He played for the New Jersey Americans in the ABA for 12

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Bob Dandridge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Bob Dandridge Basketball player, Coach Robert L. "Bob" Dandridge is an American former professional basketball player. In 1992, Dandridge was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

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Algie Howell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Algie Howell Teacher Algie Thomas Howell, Jr. is an American politician. Since 2004 he has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 90th district, made up of parts of the cities of Norfolk ...more

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Chris Brown is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Chris Brown Track and field athlete Christopher "Chris" Brown, also known as "Fireman", is a Bahamian track and field athlete from the Bahamian island of Eleuthera, who mainly competes in the 400 m. In addition ...more

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Chandra Sturrup is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Chandra Sturrup Track and field athlete Chandra Sturrup is a Bahamian track and field sprint athlete.

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David Pope is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
David Pope David Pope is a retired American basketball player who played in the NBA. Born in Newport News, Virginia, he attended Norfolk State University. A 6'7" 220 lb small forward, Pope was ...more

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Derrick Francis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
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Paul Hines is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni

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Gordon Banks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Gordon Banks Musician Gordon Banks, aka Gordon 'Guitar' Banks, is an American guitarist, producer, writer and musical director. He was voted one of the top 100 guitarists in America by Rolling Stone magazine in 1985. ...more

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James Roe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
James Roe American football player James Edward Roe II is a former American football wide receiver. He played for the NFL's Baltimore Ravens.

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Eric Crozier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Eric Crozier Baseball player Eric Le Roi Crozier is an American former Major League Baseball first baseman and outfielder. Crozier played for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2004. For his entire minor league career, Crozier has ...more

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Lionell Spruill is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Lionell Spruill Lionell Spruill, Sr. is an American politician of the Democratic Party. Since 1994 he has been a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. He currently represents the 77th district, made up of ...more

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Ray Epps is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Ray Epps Raymond Edward Epps, Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. A 6'6" forward born in Amelia, Virginia and from Norfolk State University, Epps was selected by the Golden ...more

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Evelyn J. Fields is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Evelyn J. Fields Evelyn J. Fields is a former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps rear admiral who served as the director of the Office of the NOAA Corps Operations and the ...more

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Raymond Alvin Jackson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Raymond Alvin Jackson Raymond Alvin Jackson is a United States federal judge. Born in Sussex, Virginia, Jackson received a B.A. from Norfolk State University in 1970 and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School ...more

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Andrew Warren is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Andrew Warren Author Andrew Marvin Warren is an American author, spy and former CIA operative, who served as CIA station chief in Algiers, Algeria, during 2007-2008.

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Don Carey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Don Carey American football player Don Juan Carey III is an American football safety for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He ...more

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Casey Hansen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Casey Hansen Casey Hansen is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Norfolk State as the starting ...more

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Pee Wee Kirkland is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Pee Wee Kirkland Basketball player Richard Pee Wee Kirkland is a former street basketball player from New York City, United States of America, Earth. His play at Rucker Park in the 1970 and 1971 season is regarded as legendary. ...more

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Willard Bailey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Willard Bailey Coach Willard Bailey is a former American football college coach and an alumnus of Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia, who graduated in 1962. He has been a head football coach for a total ...more

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Susan Davis Wigenton is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Susan Davis Wigenton Susan Davis Wigenton is a District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She joined the court in 2006 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.

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Willie Gillus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Willie Gillus Willie Harden Gillus in Emporia, Virginia, is a former quarterback in the National Football League and Canadian Football League. He is a former college head football coach and is currently an ...more

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Terrell Whitehead is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Terrell Whitehead American football player Terrell Whitehead is a former American football free safety. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Norfolk State.

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Damian Woolfolk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
Damian Woolfolk Damian Woolfolk is an American basketball player who is best known for his college career at Norfolk State University between 1997–98 and 1999–2000. A native of the Ruther Glen, Virginia, the ...more