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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
Basketball player
Kyle Brandon O'Quinn (born March 26, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association . He played for the Norfolk State ...more
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Karen Briggs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Norfolk State University Alumni
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Derrick Francis
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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