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Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 21.5k views271 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Texas Tech University and be of some renown.

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

This list below has a variety of graduates, like Wes Welker and John Denver, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Texas Tech University?” and “Which celebrities are Texas Tech University alumni?”
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    Colby Donaldson

    Actor, Automobile designer

    Age46

    BirthplaceChristoval, Texas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Colby Donaldson (born April 1, 1974) is an American actor and television personality, best...  more

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    John Denver

    Pilot, Record producer

    AgeDec. at 54 (1943-1997)

    BirthplaceRoswell, New Mexico, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. (December 31, 1943 – October 12, 1997), known professionally as...  more

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    Angela Fick Braly (born July 2, 1961; Dallas, Texas) is an American executive. She served as...  more
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    Barry Corbin

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age79

    BirthplaceLamesa, Texas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Leonard Barrie "Barry" Corbin (born October 16, 1940) is an American actor. His most...  more
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    Natalie Maines

    Songwriter, Musician

    Age45

    BirthplaceLubbock, Texas, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Natalie Louise Maines (born October 14, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter and activist...  more

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    GenderMale

    Harry L. ("Nick") Tredennick is an American manager, inventor, VLSI design engineer and author...  more
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    Paul Scott "Paco" Lockhart (born April 28, 1956) is an American aerospace engineer, retired...  more
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    Sheryl Swoopes

    Basketball player

    Age49

    BirthplaceBrownfield, Texas, United States of America

    GenderFemale

    Sheryl Denise Swoopes (born March 25, 1971) is a retired American professional basketball...  more

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  • 9

    Johnny Hardwick

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age62

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    John Michael Hardwick (born December 21, 1958 in Houston, Texas) is an American stand-up...  more
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    Lauro Cavazos

    Politician

    Age93

    BirthplaceKingsville, Texas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Lauro Fred Cavazos Jr. (born January 4, 1927) is an American educator and politician. He...  more
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    George Eads

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age53

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    George Eads III (born March 1, 1967), is an American actor, known for his role as Nick Stokes...  more
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    Age76

    BirthplacePort Arthur, Texas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    George William Bailey (born August 27, 1944) is an American actor. Although he appeared in...  more
  • 13
    John Warnock Hinckley Jr. (born May 29, 1955) is an American man who, on March 30, 1981,...  more

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  • 14

    AgeDec. at 35 (1931-1966)

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio

    GenderMale

    Charles Arthur "Charlie" Bassett II, Major, USAF (December 30, 1931 – February 28, 1966) was...  more
  • 15

    Rick Husband

    Astronaut

    AgeDec. at 46 (1957-2003)

    BirthplaceAmarillo, Texas

    GenderMale

    Rick Douglas Husband (July 12, 1957 – February 1, 2003) (Colonel, USAF) was an American...  more
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    Jim Marrs

    Journalist, Ufologist

    Age76

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    GenderMale

    Jim Marrs, born James Farrell Marrs Jr. (December 5, 1943 – August 2, 2017), was an American...  more
  • 18

    Jo Carr

    Clergy, Writer

    AgeDec. at 81 (1926-2007)

    BirthplaceGreenville, Mississippi

    GenderFemale

    Bettye Jo Crisler Carr (September 29, 1926 – July 7, 2007) was a preacher, a teacher, an...  more
  • 19

    Lane Crockett

    Journalist, Newspaper

    Age78

    BirthplaceBallinger, Texas

    GenderMale

    Lane Tyler Crockett is the retired entertainment writer and theater/arts critic of the...  more
  • 20

    Wes Welker

    American football player

    Age34

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    GenderMale

    Wesley Carter Welker (born May 1, 1981) is a former American football wide receiver who is...  more
  • 21

    Zach Thomas

    American football player

    Age47

    BirthplacePampa, Texas

    GenderMale

    Zachary Michael Thomas (born September 1, 1973) is a former American college and professional...  more
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    Graham Harrell

    American football player

    Age35

    BirthplaceBrownwood, Texas

    GenderMale

    Graham Stanton Harrell (born May 22, 1985) is an American football coach and former...  more
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    Daniel Loper

    American football player

    Age38

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    GenderMale

    Daniel Robert Loper (born January 15, 1982) is a former American football guard. He was...  more
  • 24

    Age69

    BirthplaceAmarillo, Texas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    John True Smithee (born September 7, 1951) is an Amarillo attorney who has been since January...  more
  • 25

    Waggoner Carr

    Author, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1918-2004)

    BirthplaceTexas, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Vincent Waggoner Carr (October 1, 1918 – February 25, 2004) was a Democratic Speaker of the...  more