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Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Prairie View A&M University and be of some renown.

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

A list made up of graduates like Mr. T and Ken Houston.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Prairie View A&M University?” and “Which celebrities are Prairie View A&M University alumni?”
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Mr. T is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Wrestler, Bodyguard, Actor

Age: 66

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Mr. T (born Laurence Tureaud; May 21, 1952) is an American actor, bodyguard, television personality, and retired professional wrestler, known for his roles as B. A. Baracus in the 1980s ...more

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DJ Premier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Record producer, Musician, Disc jockey

Age: 52

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Christopher Edward Martin (born March 21, 1966), known professionally as DJ Premier (also known as Preemo), is an American record producer and DJ, and was half of the hip hop duo Gang ...more

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Emanuel Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Politician, Pastor

Age: 74

Birthplace: Texas, Contiguous United States, Ellis County, United States of America, United States, + more

Emanuel Cleaver II (born October 26, 1944) is a United Methodist pastor, American politician and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Cleaver currently represents Missouri's 5th ...more
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Craig Washington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 77

Birthplace: Longview, Texas, United States of America

Craig Anthony Washington (born October 12, 1941) is an American lawyer and Democratic Party politician from Texas who served in the Texas State Senate and the United States House of ...more
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Dewey Redman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Saxophonist, Musician, Composer

Age: Dec. at 75 (1931-2006)

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

Walter Dewey Redman (May 17, 1931 – September 2, 2006) was an American saxophonist who performed free jazz as a bandleader and with Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett. Redman played tenor ...more
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Cecil Cooper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Manager, Baseball player, Coach

Age: 69

Birthplace: Brenham, Texas

Cecil Celester Cooper (born December 20, 1949) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball and the former manager of the Houston Astros. From 1971 through 1987, Cooper played for the ...more
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Charles Brown is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Singer

Age: Dec. at 77 (1922-1999)

Birthplace: Texas City, Texas

Tony Russell "Charles" Brown (September 13, 1922 – January 21, 1999) was an American blues singer and pianist whose soft-toned, slow-paced blues-club style influenced blues performance ...more

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Senfronia Thompson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Lawyer, Teacher

Age: 80

Birthplace: Booth, Texas

Senfronia Calpernia Thompson (born January 1, 1939) is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 141st District since 1972. Thompson is the former Dean of Women ...more
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Percy Sutton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Politician, Entrepreneur, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 89 (1920-2009)

Birthplace: Texas, Area code 210, Contiguous United States, Comal County, San Antonio, + more

Percy Ellis Sutton (November 24, 1920 – December 26, 2009) was a prominent black American political and business leader. An activist in the Civil Rights Movement and lawyer, he was also a ...more
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Ken Houston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
American football player

Age: 74

Birthplace: Lufkin, Texas

Kenneth Ray Houston (born November 12, 1944) is a former American football safety in the American Football League and National Football League. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame ...more

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OG Ron C is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Record producer, Disc jockey

Age: 45

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Ronald Rummell Coleman (born August 19, 1973), better known for his stage name OG Ron C, is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ, and entertainment and management company ...more

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Otis Taylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Otis Taylor American football player

Age: 76

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Otis Taylor (born August 11, 1942) is a former American college and professional American football player, for Prairie View A&M University and the American Football League's Kansas City ...more

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Sam Adams, Sr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Sam Adams, Sr. American football player

Age: 67

Birthplace: Jasper, Texas

See also, his son, Sam Adams.Sam Edwards Adams Sr. (September 20, 1948 – October 10, 2015) was a professional American football offensive guard with the New England Patriots (1972–1980) and the ...more
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Shifty Henry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Shifty Henry Bassist, Songwriter, Musician

Age: Dec. at 37 (1921-1958)

John Willie "Shifty" Henry (4 October 1921 – 30 November 1958) was an American musician, most noted as a double bass and bass guitar player, and blues songwriter. He also played flute, ...more
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Stacy Robinson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Stacy Robinson American football player

Age: Dec. at 50 (1962-2012)

Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota

Stacy Ladell Robinson (February 19, 1962 – May 8, 2012) was a professional American football wide receiver in the NFL for the New York Giants.Robinson's most notable game was in week 13 of the ...more
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Jim Kearney is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Jim Kearney American football player

Age: 76

Birthplace: Wharton, Texas

James Lee Kearney (born January 21, 1943 in Wharton, Texas) is a former American football safety who played twelve seasons in the National Football League and the American Football League from ...more
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Alvin Reed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
American football player

Age: 71

Birthplace: Kilgore, Texas

Alvin D. Reed (born August 1, 1944 in Kilgore, Texas) is a former professional American football player. A 6'5", 232 lbs. tight end from Prairie View A&M University, after being drafted ...more
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Jim Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
American football player

Age: Died at 60 (1947-2007)

Birthplace: Shelbyville, Tennessee

James Robert Mitchell (October 19, 1947 – October 20, 2007) was a professional American football player. A 6'2", 234 lbs. tight end from Prairie View A&M University, Mitchell played 11 ...more
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Otto Brown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Otto Brown American football player

Age: 68

Birthplace: Tallahassee, Florida

Otto Brown (January 12, 1947 – December 5, 2006) was an American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants. He played college football at ...more
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Clem Daniels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
American football player

Age: 78

Birthplace: McKinney, Texas

Clemon C. Daniels Jr. (October 3, 1937 – March 23, 2019) was an American professional football player who was a halfback in the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League
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Freddie James is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Freddie James Coach

Age: 82

Freddie James is a former American football coach. He played under Billy Nicks at Prairie View A&M in the late 1950s, before working in a steel plant for a couple of years, then as a ...more
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David L. Brewer III is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
David L. Brewer III

Age: 72

Birthplace: Farmville, Virginia

David L. Brewer (born May 19, 1946) is a retired Vice Admiral of the United States Navy and former superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District. The 35-year veteran of the Navy ...more
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Frederick D. Patterson ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Frederick D. Patterson

Age: Dec. at 87 (1901-1988)

Birthplace: Washington, D.C.

Frederick Douglass Patterson (October 10, 1901 – April 26, 1988), an American former president of what is now Tuskegee University (1935–1953) and founder of the United Negro College Fund (1944, ...more
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Julius W. Becton, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Julius W. Becton, Jr.

Age: 92

Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Julius Wesley Becton Jr. (born June 29, 1926) is a retired United States Army lieutenant general, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and education administrator.
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Jim Wolf is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
American football player

Age: 66

Birthplace: Warren, Texas

James Wolf (March 4, 1952 – December 17, 2003) was a professional American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. He played two seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the ...more