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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."

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Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Politician, Farmer
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
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
Sammy James Davis, Jr. is a former American football cornerback. He is a businessman and owner of the Austin Capitals, an American Basketball Association franchise. He was drafted by the San ...more
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Rip Torn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting
Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn, Jr. is an American actor, voice artist, and comedian. Torn received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in Cross Creek. His work ...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
Lyle Pearce Lovett is an American country singer-songwriter and actor. Active since 1980, he has recorded thirteen albums and released 21 singles to date, including his highest entry, the number ...more
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Cliff Pennington is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Baseball player
Clifton Randoulph Pennington is an American professional baseball infielder for the Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball. He previously played for the Oakland Athletics.
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Steven Swanson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Flight engineer, Astronaut, Engineer
Steven Ray Swanson is an American engineer and a NASA astronaut. He is married and has three children. Steven has received numerous awards and honors. These include the NASA Exceptional ...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
Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr., known as T. Boone Pickens, is an American business magnate and financier. Pickens chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a well-known takeover operator ...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
Jason Castro is a Hispanic-American, Christian musician; mostly known as the drummer of the Dallas, Texas-based band Keeping Lions. Castro is also well known as the primary love interest of ...more
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Dahr Jamail is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Journalist, Author
Dahr Jamail is an American journalist who was one of the few unembedded journalists to report extensively from Iraq during the 2003 Iraq invasion. He spent eight months in Iraq, between 2003 to ...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
Martellus Demond Bennett 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 playing college football at ...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
George Phydias Mitchell was an American businessman, real estate developer and philanthropist from Texas credited with pioneering the economic extraction of shale gas. According to The ...more
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Ilan Mitchell-Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Actor, Teacher
Ilan Mitchell-Smith is an American academic and former actor best known as the co-star of the film Weird Science.
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Neal Boortz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Pilot, Commentator, Radio personality
Neal A Boortz, Jr. is an American author, attorney, and former radio host. His nationally syndicated talk show, The Neal Boortz Show, which ended in 2013, was carried throughout the United ...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
Andrew Davis Bruce was an American academic and soldier who served as the third president of the University of Houston. He retired from the United States Army in 1954 as a lieutenant general ...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
Patricia Elizabeth Gras 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
William Arthur Pailes was a USAF astronaut in the Manned Spaceflight Engineer Program during the mid-1980s. He served as a Payload Specialist on STS-51-J Atlantis.
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Mike Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach
Michael John Montgomery is a retired American college basketball coach. He was the men's basketball coach at Stanford from 1986 to 2004 and at the University of Montana for eight seasons prior ...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
Steven Michael "Steve" Largent is a retired American football player, enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and a former Republican politician, having served in the U.S. House of ...more
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Michael E. Fossum is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Astronaut
Michael Edward Fossum is an American astronaut. He flew into space on board the NASA Space Shuttle missions STS-121 and STS-124 and served as a mission specialist of Expedition 28 and commander ...more
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Henry Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Politician, Lawyer
Henry Roberto Cuellar 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. The district extends from the ...more
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Acie Law is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Basketball player
Acie Law IV is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He last played for Olympiacos of the Greek Basketball League. In his four seasons at Texas A&M ...more
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Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
American football player
Edward Shane Lechler is an American football punter for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He played college football for Texas A&M University, and was drafted by the ...more
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C. Wright Mills is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Sociologist
Charles Wright Mills 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 intellectual ...more
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Ray Rothrock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni
Venture capitalist
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