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Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 20.9k 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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  • 1
    Colby Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Colby Donaldson

    Actor, Automobile designer

    Age46

    BirthplaceChristoval, Texas, United States of America

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

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    #32 of 170 The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played#6 of 33 The Most Days Played on Survivor

  • 2
    John Denver is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    John Denver

    Pilot, Record producer

    AgeDec. at 54 (1943-1997)

    BirthplaceRoswell, New Mexico, United States of America

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

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    The Best John Denver Albums of All Time#70 of 363 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

  • 3
    Angela Braly is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni
    Angela Fick Braly (born July 2, 1961; Dallas, Texas) is an American executive. She served as... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Barry Corbin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Barry Corbin

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age79

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Lamesa

    Leonard Barrie "Barry" Corbin (born October 16, 1940) is an American actor. His most... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Natalie Maines is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Natalie Maines

    Songwriter, Musician

    Age45

    BirthplaceLubbock, Texas, United States of America

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

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    #354 of 602 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#157 of 172 The Female Singer You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

  • 6
    Nick Tredennick is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni
    Harry L. ("Nick") Tredennick is an American manager, inventor, VLSI design engineer and author... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Paul Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni
    Paul Scott "Paco" Lockhart (born April 28, 1956) is an American aerospace engineer, retired... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Sheryl Swoopes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Sheryl Swoopes

    Basketball player

    Age49

    BirthplaceTexas, USA, Brownfield

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

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    #134 of 238 The Best Female Athletes of All Time#3 of 48 The Top WNBA Players of All Time

  • 9
    Johnny Hardwick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Johnny Hardwick

    Comedian, Television producer

    Age62

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    John Michael Hardwick (born December 21, 1958 in Houston, Texas) is an American stand-up... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Lauro Cavazos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Lauro Cavazos

    Politician

    Age93

    BirthplaceKingsville, Texas, United States of America

    Lauro Fred Cavazos Jr. (born January 4, 1927) is an American educator and politician. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    George Eads is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    George Eads

    Actor, Voice acting

    Age53

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas, USA

    George Eads III (born March 1, 1967), is an American actor, known for his role as Nick Stokes... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    G.W. Bailey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Age76

    BirthplacePort Arthur, Texas, United States of America

    George William Bailey (born August 27, 1944) is an American actor. Although he appeared in... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    John Hinckley, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni
    John Warnock Hinckley Jr. (born May 29, 1955) is an American man who, on March 30, 1981,... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Charles Bassett is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    AgeDec. at 35 (1931-1966)

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio

    Charles Arthur "Charlie" Bassett II, Major, USAF (December 30, 1931 – February 28, 1966) was... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Rick Husband is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Rick Husband

    Astronaut

    AgeDec. at 46 (1957-2003)

    BirthplaceAmarillo, Texas

    Rick Douglas Husband (July 12, 1957 – February 1, 2003) (Colonel, USAF) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Jeremy Polen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni
  • 17
    Jim Marrs is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Jim Marrs

    Journalist, Ufologist

    Age76

    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    Jim Marrs, born James Farrell Marrs Jr. (December 5, 1943 – August 2, 2017), was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Jo Carr is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Jo Carr

    Clergy, Writer

    AgeDec. at 81 (1926-2007)

    BirthplaceGreenville, Mississippi

    Bettye Jo Crisler Carr (September 29, 1926 – July 7, 2007) was a preacher, a teacher, an... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Lane Crockett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Lane Crockett

    Journalist, Newspaper

    Age78

    BirthplaceBallinger, Texas

    Lane Tyler Crockett is the retired entertainment writer and theater/arts critic of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Wes Welker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Wes Welker

    American football player

    Age39

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

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

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    #200 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#40 of 214 The Best Wide Receivers of All Time

  • 21
    Zach Thomas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Zach Thomas

    American football player

    Age42

    BirthplacePampa, Texas

    Zachary Michael Thomas (born September 1, 1973) is a former American college and professional... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Graham Harrell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Graham Harrell

    American football player

    Age35

    BirthplaceBrownwood, Texas

    Graham Stanton Harrell (born May 22, 1985) is an American football coach and former... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Daniel Loper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Daniel Loper

    American football player

    Age38

    BirthplaceHouston, Texas

    Daniel Robert Loper (born January 15, 1982) is a former American football guard. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    John T. Smithee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Age69

    BirthplaceTexas, Amarillo, Potter County, Contiguous United States, Area code 806

    John True Smithee (born September 7, 1951) is an Amarillo attorney who has been since January... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Waggoner Carr is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Texas Tech University Alumni

    Waggoner Carr

    Author, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 86 (1918-2004)

    BirthplaceTexas, United States of America

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