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Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 123.8k views84 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    Rick Perry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    Rick Perry

    Politician, Farmer

    Age70

    BirthplacePaint Creek, Texas, USA

    James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is an American politician who is the 14th and... more on Wikipedia

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    #274 of 659 The Scariest Threats to the United States#75 of 107 Famous Politicians You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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

    Johnny Manziel

    American football player

    Age27

    BirthplaceTyler, Texas

    Jonathan Paul Manziel, also known by his nickname "Johnny Football", is an American football... more on Wikipedia

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    #22 of 119 The Greatest College Football Quarterbacks of All Time#73 of 83 The Best Heisman Trophy Winners of All Time

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

    Sammy Davis

    American football player

    Age40

    BirthplaceHumble, Texas

    Sammy James Davis, Jr. (born April 8, 1980) is a former American football cornerback. He is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Rip Torn is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    Rip Torn

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age89

    BirthplaceTemple, Texas, USA

    Elmore Rual "Rip" Torn Jr. (February 6, 1931 – July 9, 2019) was an American actor and voice... more on Wikipedia

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    #12 of 12 Fortunate People With Unfortunate Names#359 of 428 Here's a List of Every Known Republican Celebrity

  • 5
    Lyle Lovett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    Lyle Lovett

    Record producer, Songwriter

    Age62

    BirthplaceKlein, Texas, Texas, USA

    Lyle Pearce Lovett (born November 1, 1957) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record... more on Wikipedia

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    The Best Lyle Lovett Albums of All Time#238 of 291 The Top Country Artists of All Time

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

    Cliff Pennington

    Baseball player

    Age36

    BirthplaceCorpus Christi, Texas

    Clifton Randolph Pennington (born June 15, 1984) is an American former professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Steven Swanson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    Steven Swanson

    Flight engineer, Astronaut

    Age59

    BirthplaceSyracuse, New York

    Steven Ray Swanson (born December 3, 1960 in Syracuse, New York) is an American Engineer and a... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    T. Boone Pickens, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    T. Boone Pickens, Jr.

    Businessperson, Investor

    Age92

    BirthplaceHoldenville, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Thomas Boone Pickens Jr. (born May 22, 1928) is an American capitalist. Pickens chairs the... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Jason Castro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    Jason Castro

    Singer-songwriter, Drummer

    Age33

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    Jason René Castro (born March 25, 1987) is an American acoustic/folk-pop singer and... more on Wikipedia

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    #485 of 1,020 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time#28 of 135 The Best American Idol Contestants Ever

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

    Dahr Jamail

    Journalist, Author

    Age52

    BirthplaceTexas

    Dahr Jamail (born 1968) is an American journalist who was one of the few unembedded... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Martellus Bennett is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    Martellus Bennett

    Athlete, American football player

    Age33

    BirthplaceAlief, Houston, Texas, United States of America

    Martellus Demond Bennett (born March 10, 1987) is a former American football tight end and... more on Wikipedia

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    #112 of 144 The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time#31 of 87 The Greatest Tight Ends Of All Time

  • 12
    George P. Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    George P. Mitchell

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    AgeDec. at 94 (1919-2013)

    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas

    George Phydias Mitchell (May 21, 1919 – July 26, 2013) was an American businessman, real... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Ilan Mitchell-Smith is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    Ilan Mitchell-Smith

    Actor, Teacher

    Age51

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Ilan Mitchell-Smith (born June 29, 1969) is an American academic and former actor best known... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Neal Boortz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    Neal Boortz

    Pilot, Commentator

    Age75

    BirthplaceBryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Neal A Boortz Jr. (born April 6, 1945) is an American author, former attorney, and former... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Andrew Davis Bruce is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    Andrew Davis Bruce

    Soldier, Military Officer

    AgeDec. at 75 (1894-1969)

    BirthplaceArea code 557, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Area code 314, United States of America

    Lieutenant General Andrew Davis Bruce (September 14, 1894 – July 28, 1969) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Patricia Gras is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    Patricia Gras

    Talk show host, Songwriter

    Age60

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas, United States of America

    Patricia Elizabeth Gras (born August 12, 1960) is an American journalist, television anchor,... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    William A. Pailes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    William A. Pailes

    Astronaut, Computer scientist

    Age68

    BirthplaceHackensack, New Jersey

    William Arthur Pailes (Colonel, USAF) (born June 26, 1952) was a USAF astronaut in the Manned... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Mike Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    Mike Montgomery

    Basketball Coach, Coach

    Age73

    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Michael John Montgomery (born February 27, 1947) is a retired American basketball coach. He is... more on Wikipedia

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    #89 of 124 The Greatest College Basketball Coaches of All Time#12 of 25 Best Golden State Warriors Coaches of All Time

  • 19
    Steve Largent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    Steve Largent

    Politician, American football player

    Age66

    BirthplaceTulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Stephen Michael Largent (born September 28, 1954) is an American former football player,... more on Wikipedia

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    #143 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#1606 of 1,816 The Best Athletes Of All Time

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

    Age62

    BirthplaceSioux Falls, South Dakota

    Michael Edward Fossum (born December 19, 1957 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota) is a former... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Henry Cuellar is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    Henry Cuellar

    Politician, Lawyer

    Age65

    BirthplaceTexas, Contiguous United States, Laredo, United States of America, Area code 956

    Henry Roberto Cuellar (; born September 19, 1955) is the U.S Representative for Texas's 28th... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Acie Law is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    Acie Law

    Basketball player

    Age35

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Acie Law IV (born January 25, 1985) is an American former professional basketball player. In... more on Wikipedia

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    #49 of 162 The Best NBA Players from Texas#36 of 39 The Best Golden State Warriors Point Guards of All Time

  • 23
    Shane Lechler is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    Shane Lechler

    American football player

    Age44

    BirthplaceEast Bernard, Texas

    Edward Shane Lechler (; born August 7, 1976) is a former American football punter who played... more on Wikipedia

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    #232 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame#7 of 69 The Best Texas A&M Football Players of All Time

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

    C. Wright Mills

    Sociologist

    AgeDec. at 46 (1916-1962)

    BirthplaceWaco, Texas

    Charles Wright Mills (1916–1962) was an American sociologist, and a professor of sociology at... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Ray Rothrock is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

    Ray Rothrock

    Venture capitalist

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    Ray joined Venrock in 1988 and after nearly 20 years and over 40 investments, his passion for...
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