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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
Mr. T is an American actor known for his roles as B. A. Baracus in the 1980s television series The A-Team, as boxer Clubber Lang in the 1982 film Rocky III, and for his appearances as a ...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
Christopher Edward Martin, better known by his stage name DJ Premier, is an American record producer and DJ, and was half of the hip hop duo Gang Starr—alongside the emcee Guru—and forms half of ...more

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Emanuel Cleaver is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Politician, Pastor
Emanuel Cleaver II is a United Methodist pastor, American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives. Cleaver currently represents Missouri's 5th congressional ...more

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Craig Washington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Craig Anthony Washington is an American lawyer and Democratic Party politician from Texas who served in the Texas State Senate and the United States House of Representatives. The son of Roy and ...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
Walter Dewey Redman was an American jazz saxophonist, known for performing free jazz as a bandleader, and with Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett. Redman played mainly tenor saxophone, though he ...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
Cecil Celester Cooper, nicknamed "Coop," 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
Tony Russell "Charles" Brown, born in Texas City, Texas was an American blues singer and pianist whose soft-toned, slow-paced blues-club style influenced the development of blues ...more

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Senfronia Thompson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Lawyer, Teacher
Senfronia Thompson is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 141st District since 1972. Thompson is the former Dean of Women Legislators in Texas. She has ...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
Percy Ellis Sutton was a prominent black American political and business leader. A civil-rights activist and lawyer, he was also a Freedom Rider and the legal representative for Malcolm X. He ...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
Kenneth Ray Houston is a former American football defensive back in the American Football League and National Football League. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986. Houston ...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
Ronald Rummell Coleman, better known for his stage name OG RON C, is an American record producer, radio personality, DJ, and entertainment and management company executive, who currently is an ...more

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Otis Taylor is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
American football player
Otis Taylor 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. Standing 6-foot-3 ...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
Sam Edwards Adams, Sr. is a former professional American football offensive guard with the New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. He played college ...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
John Willie "Shifty" Henry was an American musician, most noted as a double bass and bass guitar player, and blues songwriter. He also played flute, violin, viola, saxophone, and oboe ...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
Stacy Ladell Robinson 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 season, when the Giants were ...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
James Lee Kearney is a former American football safety who played twelve seasons in the National Football League and the American Football League from 1965-1976. He started in Super Bowl IV for ...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
Alvin D. Reed 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 American Football League's ...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
James Robert "Jim" Mitchell was a professional American football player. A 6'2", 234 lbs. tight end from Prairie View A&M University, Mitchell played 11 seasons from 1969-1979 ...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
Otto Brown is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants. He played college football at Prairie View A&M

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Clem Daniels is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
American football player
Clemon C. Daniels Jr. is an American former Professional Football star in the American Football League who also played in the NFL.

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Freddie James is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Freddie James Coach
Freddie James is a renowned 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 ...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
David L. Brewer 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 Military ...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
Frederick Douglass Patterson, born in Washington D.C. and orphaned at the age of two. Patterson would later become president of what is now Tuskegee University and founder of the United Negro ...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.
Julius Wesley Becton, Jr. is a retired United States Army lieutenant general, former director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, 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
James Arthur Wolf, Jr. is a former professional American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. He played two seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Kansas City Chiefs. ...more