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

This is a list that features graduates like Common and Lou Brock.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Southern University and A&M College?” and “Which celebrities are Southern University and A&M College alumni?”

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William J. Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Lawyer William Jennings "Bill" Jefferson is a former American politician from the U.S. state of Louisiana. He served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for nine terms from 1991 ...more

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Common is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Poet, Rapper, Musician Lonnie Rashid Lynn, better known by his stage name Common, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Chicago, Illinois. Common debuted in 1992 with the album Can I Borrow a Dollar? ...more

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Randy Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Bassist, Record producer, Television producer Randall Darius "Randy" Jackson is an American bassist, former television music competition judge, singer, record producer, entrepreneur and television personality. He is best known ...more

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Lou Brock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Baseball player Louis Clark "Lou" Brock is an American former professional baseball player. He began his Major League Baseball career with the Chicago Cubs, but spent the majority of his career as the ...more

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David Banner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Rapper Lavell William Crump, better known by his stage name David Banner, is an American rapper, record producer, and occasional actor. Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Banner graduated from Southern ...more

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Branford Marsalis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Film Score Composer, Saxophonist, Musician Branford Marsalis is an American saxophonist, composer and bandleader. While primarily known for his work in jazz as the leader of the Branford Marsalis Quartet, he also performs frequently as a ...more

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Jackie Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Jackie Mitchell Jackie Mitchell is a former American and Canadian football linebacker who played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League from 2000 to 2006. Mitchell was signed as a free ...more

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James Booker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Jazz Pianist, Pianist, Musician James Carroll Booker III was a New Orleans rhythm and blues musician born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Booker's unique style combined rhythm and blues with jazz standards. Musician ...more

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Avery Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Coach Avery Johnson is an American basketball coach who is currently the head coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide men's basketball team. Johnson spent 16 years in the National Basketball Association as ...more

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Jay Blossman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Jack Arthur Blossman, Jr., known as Jay Blossman, is an attorney from Mandeville, Louisiana, who is a Republican former member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission. Blossman was the PSC ...more

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Murphy J. Foster, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Politician Murphy James Foster, Jr., known as Mike Foster, served as the 53rd governor of Louisiana from January 1996 until January 2004. Foster's father was Murphy J. Foster, Jr., but Mike Foster uses ...more

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Kip Holden is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Lawyer Melvin Lee Holden, known as Kip Holden, has been since 2005 the Democratic Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA. The parish includes the state capital of Baton Rouge and ...more

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Cleo Fields is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Cleo C. Fields is an American attorney, politician and member of the Democratic Party from the U.S. state of Louisiana. He represented Louisiana's 4th congressional district in the United States ...more

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Mel Blount is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
American football player Melvin Cornell Blount is a former Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback, five-time Pro Bowler and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee. Blount is considered one of the best cornerbacks to have ever ...more

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Fred Lewis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Baseball player Frederick Deshaun Lewis is an American professional baseball outfielder, who is currently with the Bridgeport Bluefish. He made his debut on September 1, 2006, with the San Francisco Giants. He ...more

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Rickie Weeks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Baseball player Rickie Darnell Weeks is an American professional baseball second baseman for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. He previously played in MLB for the Milwaukee Brewers. He was named an ...more

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Sherian Cadoria is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Sherian Cadoria Sherian Grace Cadoria is a retired United States Army officer and the first African-American female to achieve General rank in the Army. She was the highest ranking female in the Army at the ...more

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Rick Gallot is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Lawyer Richard Gallot, Jr., known as Rick Gallot, is a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate from District 29, which encompasses the African American portions of seven parishes: Bienville, ...more

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Kidd Jordan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Kidd Jordan Musician Edward "Kidd" Jordan is an American jazz saxophonist and music educator from New Orleans, Louisiana. After completing a music degree at Southern University in Baton Rouge, he relocated ...more

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Marvin Davis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Marvin Davis Businessperson, Philanthropist Marvin H. Davis was an American industrialist and philanthropist. He made his fortunes as the chairman of Davis Petroleum and at one time owned 20th Century Fox, the Pebble Beach Corporation, ...more

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Calvin Magee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Coach, American football player Calvin Magee is a former professional American football player who played tight end for four seasons for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1985 to 1988. He is currently offensive coordinator and ...more

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Maurice Hurst is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Maurice Hurst American football player Maurice Roy Hurst is a former cornerback who played seven seasons for the New England Patriots in the National Football League.Son is Maurice Roy Hurst Jr. Xaverian Brothers Highschool Defensive ...more

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Cleveland Green is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
American football player Cleveland Green is a former tackle who played eight seasons in the National Football League for the Miami Dolphins. He started in Super Bowl XIX.

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James Davis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
James Davis American football player James Steven Davis is a former American football cornerback with the Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League. He attended Southern University.

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Perry Brooks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
American football player Perry Brooks was an American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Southern University and was drafted in the ...more

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Jerry Wilson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
American football player Jerry Lee Wilson is a former professional American football safety most recently in 2006 with the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He has also played for the Miami Dolphins ...more

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Richard Neal is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
American football player Richard Neal was an American football defensive end in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints and the New York Jets. Neal played college football at Southern University. He died ...more

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Aeneas Williams is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
American football player Aeneas Demetrius Williams . He played college football for Southern University and was drafted in the third round (59th overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft. Williams was inducted into the Pro ...more

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Jim Osborne is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
American football player James Henry "Jim" Osborne is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League. He spent his entire 13 year career with the Chicago Bears. Osborne retired in ...more

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Robert T. Tobin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Teacher Robert Terry Tobin was an African-American educator who became the first member of his race to have served as mayor of Minden, a small city of about 13,000 residents and the seat of government ...more

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Alden Roche is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
American football player Alden Roche is a former defensive end who played nine seasons in the National Football League. Roche attended Southern University.

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Frank Pitts is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Frank Pitts American football player Frank H. Pitts is a former professional American football wide receiver in the American Football League and the National Football League. He played ten seasons for the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs ...more

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Rich Jackson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
American football player Rich Jackson was an American college and professional football player. In college Jackson played for Southern University. Jackson played for the American Football League's Oakland Raiders in ...more

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Alvin Haymond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
American football player Alvin Henry Haymond is a former American football defensive back who played ten seasons in the National Football League.

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Gerald Perry is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
American football player Gerald Perry is a former American football offensive tackle who played 8 seasons in the National Football League. He started in Super Bowl XXIV for the Denver Broncos. He was a star basketball ...more

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Ken Ellis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
American football player Kenneth Alfonzo Ellis is an athlete who played in the National Football League from 1970 to 1979. Ellis's football career began at Ralph Johnson Bunche High School in Woodbine, Georgia. He was ...more

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Robert Holmes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Robert Holmes American football player Robert Holmes is a former American football running back who played collegiately at Southern University and professionally in the American Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs, and in the ...more

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Harold Carmichael is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
American football player Lee Harold Carmichael is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League who played 13 seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles and one season for the Dallas Cowboys. ...more

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Murphy Bell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
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Harold McLinton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
American football player Harold Lucious McLinton was an American football player who played linebacker in the National Football League with the Washington Redskins from 1969 to 1978. McLinton was drafted by the Redskins ...more

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Lenny Williams is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Lenny Williams American football player Lenny Williams was a Canadian football cornerback for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He played college football at Southern University. Williams recently signed with the ...more

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Bobby Phills is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Basketball player Bobby Ray Phills II was an American professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association's Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Phills ...more

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Sid Williams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Sid Williams American football player Sidney Williams is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Colts, and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played ...more

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Isiah Robertson is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
American football player Isiah "Butch" Robertson is a former professional American football player who played linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams and the Buffalo Bills. He was selected to six Pro Bowls during ...more

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Mack Lee Hill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
American football player Mack Lee Hill was an American college and professional football player. He played running back at Southern University and for the American Football League's Kansas City Chiefs for two seasons, ...more

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Trenidad Hubbard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Trenidad Hubbard Baseball player Trenidad Aviel Hubbard is a former Major League Baseball journeyman outfielder. He is an alumnus of Southern University and A&M College. Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 12th round of ...more

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Russel L. Honoré is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Russel L. Honoré Russel L. Honoré is a retired Lieutenant General who served as the 33rd commanding general of the U.S. First Army at Fort Gillem, Georgia. He is best known for serving as commander of ...more

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Michael K. Stewart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Michael K. Stewart is vice president, Accounting and Controller of Marathon Oil Corporation. He joined Marathon in 1985 and was elected to his current position in May 2006.

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Brittany Brown is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Brittany Brown Brittany Brown is a female professional wrestler, former promoter and current trainer. She competed in the Ladies Professional Wrestling Association, The Fabulous Moolah's Ladies International ...more

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Tyrone Jones is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Southern University And A&M College Alumni
Tyrone Jones American football player Harvey "Tyrone" Jones was a gridiron football all-star and Grey Cup champion linebacker in the Canadian Football League. Born in St. Mary's, Georgia, Ty's football career began at ...more