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Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni

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List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Wrestler, Bodyguard

    Age69

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    NationalityUnited 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 television  ...more

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  • 2
    Record producer, Musician

    Age55

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Starr—alongside  ...more
  • 3
    Politician, Pastor

    Age76

    BirthplaceTexas, Contiguous United States, Ellis County, United States of America, United States

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 4
    Politician, Lawyer

    Age80

    BirthplaceLongview, Texas, United States of America

    NationalityUnited 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
  • 5
    Saxophonist, Musician

    AgeDec. at 75 (1931-2006)

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 saxophone,  ...more
  • 6
    Manager, Baseball player

    Age71

    BirthplaceBrenham, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Boston  ...more
  • 7
    Jazz Pianist, Singer

    AgeDec. at 76 (1922-1999)

    BirthplaceTexas City, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 in the 1940s  ...more

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  • 8
    Lawyer, Teacher

    Age82

    BirthplaceBooth, 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
  • 9
    Politician, Entrepreneur

    AgeDec. at 89 (1920-2009)

    BirthplaceTexas, Area code 210, Contiguous United States, Comal County, San Antonio

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Freedom  ...more
  • 10
    American football player

    Age76

    BirthplaceLufkin, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 in  ...more
  • 11
    Record producer, Disc jockey

    Age48

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 executive, who  ...more
  • 12
    American football player

    Age79

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 Chiefs.  ...more
  • 13
    American football player

    Age73

    BirthplaceJasper, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 New  ...more
  • 14
    Bassist, Songwriter

    AgeDec. at 37 (1921-1958)

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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, violin, viola,  ...more
  • 15
    American football player

    AgeDec. at 50 (1962-2012)

    BirthplaceSaint Paul, Minnesota

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 1986  ...more
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    American football player

    Age78

    BirthplaceWharton, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 17
    American football player

    Age77

    BirthplaceKilgore, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 by the  ...more
  • 18
    American football player

    AgeDec. at 60 (1947-2007)

    BirthplaceShelbyville, Tennessee

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 seasons from  ...more
  • 19
    American football player

    Age74

    BirthplaceTallahassee, Florida

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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
  • 20
    American football player

    Age84

    BirthplaceMcKinney, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 (NFL).  ...more

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    Age84

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 physical  ...more
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    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 commanded  ...more
  • 23
    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
  • 24
    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.  ...more
  • 25
    American football player

    Age69

    BirthplaceWarren, 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 Kansas  ...more