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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

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Cynthia Cooper is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Basketball player Cynthia Lynne Cooper-Dyke is a former American basketball player who has won championships in college, the Olympics, and in the Women's National Basketball Association. She is considered by many ...more

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David Shaw is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
David Shaw was a football player in the Canadian Football League for twelve years. Shaw played defensive back for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1975-1986. He was a CFL ...more

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Dave Webster is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Dave Webster American football player David A. Webster, Jr. in Atlanta, Texas, is a former professional American football cornerback who played two seasons for that American Football League's Dallas Texans, 1960-1961. He was an ...more

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Dorrough is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Rapper Dorwin Demarcus Dorrough, better known by his stage name Dorrough Music or simply Dorrough, is an American rapper and songwriter from Dallas, Texas. He is best known for his singles "Walk ...more

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Terry Ellis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Terry Ellis Songwriter, Actor, Singer Terry Lynn Ellis is an R&B singer best known for her work with the vocal group En Vogue.

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Zelmo Beaty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Zelmo "Big Z" Beaty was an American basketball player.

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J. Don Boney is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Jew Don Boney was a Texas educator who served as an administrator in the Houston Independent School District. He assisted in the planning and establishment of two colleges in Houston, and was ...more

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Clarence Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Clarence Williams American football player Clarence Williams is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the 11th round of the 1969 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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Tyrone Nelson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Tyrone Nelson Basketball player Tyrone Nelson is an American basketball player who played with the New Mexico State University Aggies team where he majored in Family and Child Sciences. Prior to college, Nelson played four ...more

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Jim Lee Hunt is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Jim Lee "Earthquake" Hunt was an American college and professional football player from Prairie View A&M University who played defensive tackle for the American Football League's ...more

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Loni Love is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Comedian, Actor, Electrical engineer Loni Love is an American comedienne and actress. Before quitting her job as an electrical engineer in 2003, Love began to pursue a career in stand up comedy. She was the runner-up on Star Search ...more

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Inez Beverly Prosser is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Inez Beverly Prosser Inez Beverly Prosser, teacher and school administrator, is often regarded as the first African-American female to receive a Ph.D in psychology. After growing up in Texas, Prosser was educated at ...more

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Craig Watkins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Lawyer Craig Marcus Watkins was the district attorney for the Dallas County, Texas in the United States from 2007 to 2015. He became the first elected African American district attorney in Texas after ...more

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Sidney A. McPhee is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Sidney A. McPhee Sidney A. McPhee is an American educator, currently serving as the President of Middle Tennessee State University. McPhee, who became MTSU's tenth president in 2001, earned his B.A. degree from ...more

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Bivian Lee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Bivian Lee Bivian Lewis Lee Jr. was an American football cornerback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the third round of the 1971 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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Bill Blair is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Bill Blair William "Bill" Blair was a Negro league pitcher. Blair graduated Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas and briefly attended Prairie View A&M University. He began his baseball ...more

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Hise Austin is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Hise Austin Hise Austin is a former defensive back and wide receiver in the National Football League.

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Calvin Waller is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Calvin Waller Calvin Augustine Hoffman Waller was a United States Army officer.

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Bo Farrington is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Bo Farrington John R. "Bo" Farrington was an American football player for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He attended Prairie View A&M University. Farrington was killed in an ...more

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Jermaine McGhee is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Jermaine McGhee Jermaine Terrill McGhee is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college ...more

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Clement Glenn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Clement Glenn Clement Earl Glenn is a tenured associate professor in the College of Education-Graduate Programs at Prairie View A&M University. In 2010, Glenn became a candidate for the office of governor

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Charlie Brackins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Charlie Brackins Charlie "Choo Choo" Brackins is a former quarterback in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers during the 1955 NFL season.

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Billy K. Solomon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Billy K. Solomon Billy K. Solomon is a retired Quartermaster officer, U.S. Army Lieutenant General and former Commander of the Combined Arms Support Command, Fort Lee, Virginia.

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Kirko Bangz is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Rapper, Singer Kirk Jerel Randle, better known by his stage name Kirko Bangz, is an American rapper, singer, and record producer signed to Atlantic Records. Bangz started rapping at the age of fifteen, due in ...more

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Sebastian Barrie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Prairie View A&M University Alumni
Sebastian Barrie Sebastian Barrie is a former defensive end and tackle in the National Football League.