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Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

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

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

Famous Aggies include Eva Longoria, Rick Perry and more. Texas A&M has some truly distinguished alumni.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Texas A&M University&” and “Which celebrities are Texas A&M University alumni."

Take a look at this list of famous Texas A&M University students.
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Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Politician, Farmer

Age: 68

Birthplace: Paint Creek, Texas, USA

James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is an American politician who is the 14th and current United States Secretary of Energy, serving in the Cabinet of Donald Trump. Prior ...more

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Johnny Manziel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
American football player

Birthplace: Tyler, Texas

Jonathan Paul Manziel, also known by his nickname "Johnny Football", is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was drafted by the ...more

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Sammy Davis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Humble, Texas

Sammy James Davis, Jr. (born April 8, 1980) is a former American football cornerback. He is a businessman and owner of the Austin Capitals, an American Basketball Association franchise. He was ...more
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Rip Torn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 88

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Temple

Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr. (February 6, 1931 – July 9, 2019) was an American actor and voice actor, and had a career that spanned over 60 years. Torn was nominated for the Academy ...more

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Lyle Lovett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician

Age: 61

Birthplace: Klein, Texas, Texas, USA

Lyle Pearce Lovett (born November 1, 1957) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer. Active since 1980, he has recorded 13 albums and released 25 singles to date, including ...more

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Cliff Pennington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Corpus Christi, Texas

Clifton Randolph Pennington (born June 15, 1984) is an American former professional baseball infielder and current baseball coach at Texas A&M. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for ...more
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Steven Swanson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer

Age: 58

Birthplace: Syracuse, New York

Steven Ray Swanson (born December 3, 1960 in Syracuse, New York) is an American Engineer and a retired NASA astronaut. He is married and has three children. He has received numerous awards and ...more
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T. Boone Pickens, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Businessperson, Investor, Entrepreneur

Age: 90

Birthplace: Holdenville, Oklahoma, United States of America

Thomas Boone Pickens Jr. (born May 22, 1928) is an American capitalist. Pickens chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a very well-known takeover operator and corporate raider ...more
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Jason Castro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Drummer, Singer

Age: 31

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States of America

Jason René Castro (born March 25, 1987) is an American acoustic/folk-pop singer and songwriter. He was the fourth place finalist on season seven of American Idol. After Idol, he signed a ...more

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Dahr Jamail is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Journalist, Author

Age: 51

Birthplace: Texas

Dahr Jamail (born 1968) is an American journalist who was one of the few unembedded journalists to report extensively from Iraq during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. He spent eight months in Iraq, ...more
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Martellus Bennett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Athlete, American football player

Age: 28

Birthplace: Alief, Houston, Texas, United States of America

Martellus Demond Bennett (born March 10, 1987) is a former American football tight end and children's author. The Dallas Cowboys drafted him in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft after ...more
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George P. Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
George P. Mitchell Businessperson, Entrepreneur

Age: Dec. at 94 (1919-2013)

Birthplace: Galveston, Texas

George Phydias Mitchell (May 21, 1919 – July 26, 2013) was an American businessman, real estate developer and philanthropist from Texas credited with pioneering the economic extraction of shale ...more
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Ilan Mitchell-Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Actor, Teacher

Age: 49

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Ilan Mitchell-Smith (born June 29, 1969) is an American academic and former actor best known as a co-star of the film Weird Science (1985).
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Neal Boortz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Pilot, Commentator, Radio personality

Age: 73

Birthplace: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Neal A Boortz Jr. (born April 6, 1945) is an American author, former attorney, and former conservative radio host. His nationally syndicated talk show, The Neal Boortz Show, which ended in 2013, ...more
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Andrew Davis Bruce is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Soldier, Military Officer

Age: Dec. at 75 (1894-1969)

Birthplace: Area code 557, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Area code 314, United States of America, + more

Lieutenant General Andrew Davis Bruce (September 14, 1894 – July 28, 1969) was an American academic and soldier who served as the third president of the University of Houston. He retired from ...more
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Patricia Gras is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Talk show host, Songwriter, Journalist

Age: 58

Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States of America

Patricia Elizabeth Gras (born August 12, 1960) is an American journalist, television anchor, reporter and producer.
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William A. Pailes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Astronaut, Computer scientist

Age: 66

Birthplace: Hackensack, New Jersey

William Arthur Pailes (Colonel, USAF) (born June 26, 1952) was a USAF astronaut in the Manned Spaceflight Engineer Program during the mid-1980s. He served as a Payload Specialist on STS-51-J ...more
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Mike Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach

Age: 72

Birthplace: Long Beach, California

Michael John Montgomery (born February 27, 1947) is a retired American basketball coach. He is best known for his 18-year tenure at Stanford (1986–2004), where he led the program to 12 NCAA ...more
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Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Politician, American football player

Age: 61

Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

Stephen Michael Largent (born September 28, 1954) is an American former football player, enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and a former Republican politician, having served in the U.S. ...more

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Michael E. Fossum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 61

Birthplace: Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Michael Edward Fossum (born December 19, 1957 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota) is a former American astronaut and the Chief Operating Officer of Texas A&M University at Galveston. He flew into ...more
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Henry Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 63

Birthplace: Texas, Contiguous United States, Laredo, United States of America, Area code 956, + more

Henry Roberto Cuellar (; born September 19, 1955) is the U.S Representative for Texas's 28th congressional district, a position he has held since 2005. He is a member of the Democratic Party. ...more
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Acie Law is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Acie Law IV (born January 25, 1985) is an American former professional basketball player. In his four seasons at Texas A&M University, Law scored 1,653 points and was credited with 540 ...more
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Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Shane Lechler American football player

Age: 42

Birthplace: East Bernard, Texas

Edward Shane Lechler (; born August 7, 1976) is a former American football punter who played 18 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas A&M, and ...more

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C. Wright Mills is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Sociologist

Age: Dec. at 46 (1916-1962)

Birthplace: Waco, Texas

Charles Wright Mills (1916–1962) was an American sociologist, and a professor of sociology at Columbia University from 1946 until his death in 1962. Mills was published widely in popular and ...more
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Ray Rothrock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Venture capitalist

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

Ray joined Venrock in 1988 and after nearly 20 years and over 40 investments, his passion for building companies continues. His venture capital career has its roots at Yankee Atomic Electric as ...more