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

Items on this list include LaDainian Tomlinson and Andy Dalton and other famous TCU alumni. What is TCU known for? Lot's of stuff... for example their mascot is a Horned Frog. They are the TCU Horned Frogs. How neat!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Texas Christian University?” and “Which celebrities are Texas Christian University alumni?”
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Shantel VanSanten is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Model, Actor

Age: 33

Birthplace: Luverne, Minnesota, United States of America

Shantel VanSanten (born July 25, 1985) is an American model and actress. As a model, she has been featured in the magazines Teen Vogue and Seventeen. On television, she played the role of Quinn ...more

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Chris Klein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Actor

Age: 39

Birthplace: USA, Hinsdale, Illinois

Frederick Christopher Klein (born March 14, 1979) is an American actor who is best known for playing Chris 'Oz' Ostreicher in the American Pie comedy teen films, and more recently, the serial ...more

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Norman Alden is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: Dec. at 88 (1924-2012)

Birthplace: Texas, Fort Worth, USA

Norman Alden (born Norman Adelberg, September 13, 1924 – July 27, 2012) was an American character actor who performed in television programs and motion pictures. He first appeared on television ...more
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LaDainian Tomlinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
American football player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Rosebud, Texas, United States of America

LaDainian Tramayne Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is a former professional American football player who was a running back in the National Football League (NFL) for eleven seasons. He is widely ...more

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Bob Schieffer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Journalist, Actor

Age: 82

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, United States of America

Bob Lloyd Schieffer (born February 25, 1937) is an American television journalist. He is known for his moderation of presidential debates, where he has been praised for his capability. Schieffer ...more
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Morris Kight is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Peace activist

Age: Dec. at 84 (1919-2003)

Birthplace: Texas

Morris Kight (November 19, 1919 – January 19, 2003) was an American gay rights pioneer and peace activist. He is considered one of the original founders of the gay and lesbian civil rights ...more
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Jeff Newman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 70

Birthplace: Fort Worth, Texas

Jeffrey Lynn Newman (born September 11, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. He was an All Star in 1979. He served as the interim manager of the Oakland Athletics in 1986.
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Ellis Amburn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Book editor, Biographer, Bookseller

Age: 85

Birthplace: Texas

Ellis Edward Amburn (born August 2, 1933 in Jack County, Texas) was an American book editor and biographer.
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Larry Brown is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
American football player

Age: 46

Birthplace: Miami, Florida

Larry Brown, Jr. (born November 30, 1969) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders. He is mostly known for being named ...more
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Phyllis George is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Businessperson, Actor, TV Journalist

Age: 69

Birthplace: Denton, Texas, United States of America

Phyllis Ann George (born June 25, 1949), Miss America 1971 and Miss Texas 1970, is an American businesswoman, actress, and former sportscaster. She was also the First Lady of Kentucky from 1979 ...more
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Eddie Bernice Johnson is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Nurse, Politician

Age: 83

Birthplace: Texas, Waco, McLennan County, Area code 254, Edwards Plateau, + more

Eddie Bernice Johnson (born December 3, 1935) is an American politician from the state of Texas, currently representing Texas's 30th congressional district in the United States House of ...more
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Sammy Baugh is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player

Age: Died at 94 (1914-2008)

Birthplace: Temple, Texas, United States of America

Samuel Adrian Baugh (March 17, 1914 – December 17, 2008) was an American football player and coach. During his college and professional careers, he most notably played quarterback, but also ...more

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Robert Wright is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Journalist, Author, Science writer

Age: 62

Birthplace: Lawton, Oklahoma

Robert Wright (born January 15, 1957) is an American journalist who writes about science, history and religion, including The Evolution of God, Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, The Moral ...more
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Dan Boren is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Politician

Age: 45

Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States of America

Daniel David Boren (born August 2, 1973) is a retired American politician, who served as the U.S. Representative for Oklahoma's 2nd congressional district from 2005 to 2013. The district ...more
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Winthrop Paul Rockefelle... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Farmer

Age: Dec. at 58 (1948-2006)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Winthrop Paul "Win" Rockefeller (September 17, 1948 – July 16, 2006) was an American Republican politician and businessman who served as the 17th Lieutenant Governor of Arkansas from ...more
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Kristin Adams is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Singer, Presenter

Age: 37

Birthplace: Plano, Texas, USA

Kristin Nicole Adams, née Holt, is a television personality, entertainment news correspondent and viral video creator. Adams first rose to public awareness on American Idol. Between 2005 ...more
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Gordon R. England is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Businessperson, Engineer

Age: 81

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Gordon Richard England (born September 15, 1937) is an American politician and businessman who served as the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense and twice as U.S. Secretary of the Navy in the ...more
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Sue Monk Kidd is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Memoirist, Novelist, Author

Age: 70

Birthplace: Sylvester, Georgia

Sue Monk Kidd (born August 12, 1948) is a writer from Sylvester, Georgia, best known for her 2001 novel The Secret Life of Bees.
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Drew Coleman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Henderson, Texas

Drew Antrion Coleman (born April 22, 1983) is a former American football cornerback. After playing college football for Texas Christian, he was selected by the New York Jets of the National ...more
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Lance Broadway is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Bryan, Texas, United States of America

Lance Daniel Broadway (born August 20, 1983) is an American actor and former Major League Baseball pitcher. He is 6'3" and throws right-handed.
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Travis Schuldt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Actor

Age: 44

Birthplace: Topeka, Kansas, United States of America

Travis Schuldt (born September 18, 1974) is an American actor. He originated the role of Ethan Winthrop on Passions, and played the recurring roles of Keith Dudemeister on Scrubs, Rick/Subway on ...more
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Reggie Hunt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Reggie Hunt American football player

Age: 40

Birthplace: Denison, Texas

Reggie Hunt (born October 14, 1978) is a former professional gridiron football linebacker. He most recently played for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the ...more
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Travis Willingham is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Actor, Voice acting

Age: 34

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA

Travis Hampton Willingham is an American voice actor who provides voices for English-language versions of anime, animation and video games. He rose to fame in the voice acting world for his ...more
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Andy Dalton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
American football player

Age: 31

Birthplace: Katy, Texas

Andrew Gregory Dalton (born October 29, 1987) is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Texas Christian ...more

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Larry Foyt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Texas Christian University Alumni
Larry Foyt Race car driver

Age: 42

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Lawrence Joseph Roberds Foyt is a semi-retired NASCAR and IndyCar driver. He is the biological grandson and adopted son of A. J. Foyt, and a biological cousin (and uncle by adoption) of A. J. ...more