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Famous Texas A&M University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 126.3k 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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    Rick Perry

    Politician, Farmer
    James Richard "Rick" Perry (born March 4, 1950) is an American politician who is the 14th and...  more
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    Johnny Manziel

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

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    Sammy Davis

    American football player
    Sammy James Davis, Jr. (born April 8, 1980) is a former American football cornerback. He is a...  more
  • 4

    Rip Torn

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

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    Lyle Lovett

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

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    Cliff Pennington

    Baseball player
    Clifton Randolph Pennington (born June 15, 1984) is an American former professional baseball...  more
  • 7

    Steven Swanson

    Flight engineer, Astronaut
    Steven Ray Swanson (born December 3, 1960 in Syracuse, New York) is an American Engineer and a...  more
  • 8

    T. Boone Pickens, Jr.

    Businessperson, Investor
    Thomas Boone Pickens Jr. (born May 22, 1928) is an American capitalist. Pickens chairs the...  more
  • 9

    Jason Castro

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

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    Dahr Jamail

    Journalist, Author
    Dahr Jamail (born 1968) is an American journalist who was one of the few unembedded...  more
  • 11

    Martellus Bennett

    Athlete, American football player
    Martellus Demond Bennett (born March 10, 1987) is a former American football tight end and...  more
  • 12

    George P. Mitchell

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur
    George Phydias Mitchell (May 21, 1919 – July 26, 2013) was an American businessman, real...  more
  • 13

    Ilan Mitchell-Smith

    Actor, Teacher
    Ilan Mitchell-Smith (born June 29, 1969) is an American academic and former actor best known...  more
  • 14

    Neal Boortz

    Pilot, Commentator
    Neal A Boortz Jr. (born April 6, 1945) is an American author, former attorney, and former...  more
  • 15

    Andrew Davis Bruce

    Soldier, Military Officer
    Lieutenant General Andrew Davis Bruce (September 14, 1894 – July 28, 1969) was an American...  more
  • 16

    Patricia Gras

    Talk show host, Songwriter
    Patricia Elizabeth Gras (born August 12, 1960) is an American journalist, television anchor,...  more
  • 17

    William A. Pailes

    Astronaut, Computer scientist
    William Arthur Pailes (Colonel, USAF) (born June 26, 1952) was a USAF astronaut in the Manned...  more
  • 18

    Mike Montgomery

    Basketball Coach, Coach
    Michael John Montgomery (born February 27, 1947) is a retired American basketball coach. He is...  more
  • 19

    Steve Largent

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

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    Michael Edward Fossum (born December 19, 1957 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota) is a former...  more
  • 21

    Henry Cuellar

    Politician, Lawyer
    Henry Roberto Cuellar (; born September 19, 1955) is the U.S Representative for Texas's 28th...  more
  • 22

    Acie Law

    Basketball player
    Acie Law IV (born January 25, 1985) is an American former professional basketball player. In...  more
  • 23

    Shane Lechler

    American football player
    Edward Shane Lechler (; born August 7, 1976) is a former American football punter who played...  more
  • 24

    C. Wright Mills

    Sociologist
    Charles Wright Mills (1916–1962) was an American sociologist, and a professor of sociology at...  more
  • 25

    Ray Rothrock

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