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Famous The University Of Southern Mississippi Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 8.5k views87 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to The University of Southern Mississippi and be of some renown.

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

Examples include Brett Favre and Jimmy Buffett.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to The University of Southern Mississippi?” and “Which celebrities are The University of Southern Mississippi alumni?”
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    Jeff Posey

    American football player

    Age45

    BirthplaceBassfield, Mississippi

    GenderMale

    Jeffery Lavell Posey (born August 14, 1975 in Bassfield, Mississippi) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an...  more
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    Cedric Scott

    Cedric A. Scott (born October 19, 1977) is a former Canadian Football League defensive tackle for the Edmonton Eskimos. He also played in the National Football League for the New York Giants and the...  more
  • 28

    Jeremy Parquet

    American football player

    Age38

    BirthplaceNorco, Louisiana

    GenderMale

    Jeremy Michael Parquet (born April 11, 1982) is a former professional gridiron football player. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college...  more
  • 29

    Randolph Keys

    Basketball player

    Age54

    BirthplaceCollins, Mississippi, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Randolph Keys (born April 19, 1966) is a retired American professional basketball player who played five National Basketball Association (NBA) seasons in his career for the Cleveland Cavaliers,...  more
  • 30

    Chad Williams

    American football player

    Age41

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama

    GenderMale

    Chad Williams may refer to: Chad Williams (safety) (born 1979), American football safety Chad Williams (wide receiver) (born 1994), American football wide receiver Chad Williams (cricketer) (born...  more
  • 31

    Clarence Weatherspoon

    Basketball player

    Age50

    BirthplaceCrawford, Mississippi, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Clarence Weatherspoon, Sr. (born September 8, 1970) is a former American professional basketball player in the NBA born in Crawford, Mississippi. At the University of Southern Mississippi,...  more
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    Rod Davis

    American football player

    Age39

    BirthplaceGulfport, Mississippi

    GenderMale

    Rod Davis (born April 2, 1981) is a professional gridiron football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was selected in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He...  more
  • 33

    Daryl Terrell

    American football player

    Age45

    BirthplaceVossburg, Mississippi

    GenderMale

    Daryl Lamon Terrell (born January 25, 1975) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the New Orleans Saints, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Washington...  more
  • 34

    Don Hultz

    American football player

    Age79

    BirthplaceMoss Point, Mississippi

    GenderMale

    William Donald Hultz (born December 16, 1940 in Moss Point, Mississippi) is a former American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. As a teenager, Hultz began playing football...  more
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    Todd Pinkston

    American football player

    Age43

    BirthplaceForest, Mississippi

    GenderMale

    Todd Pinkston (born April 23, 1977) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He played five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles where he caught 184 passes for...  more
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    Don Owens

    American football player

    Age88

    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    GenderMale

    Donald Fred Owens (April 3, 1932 – August 17, 1997) was an American football defensive and offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for the Washington Redskins, the Philadelphia Eagles,...  more
  • 37

    Louis Lipps

    Athlete, American football player

    Age58

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    GenderMale

    Louis Adam Lipps (born August 9, 1962 in New Orleans) is a former American football wide receiver in the NFL who played nine seasons in the NFL, eight for the Pittsburgh Steelers and one for the New...  more
  • 38

    Tom Roussel

    American football player

    Age75

    BirthplaceThibodaux, Louisiana

    GenderMale

    Thomas James Roussel (born January 20, 1945 in Thibodaux, Louisiana) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins, the New Orleans Saints, and...  more
  • 39

    Tom Walters

    American football player

    Age78

    BirthplacePetal, Mississippi

    GenderMale

    Thomas Herrin Walters (born June 11, 1942 in Petal, Mississippi) is a former American football safety in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football for The...  more
  • 40

    Age74

    BirthplacePascagoula, Mississippi, United States of America

    George T. "Tommy" Dickerson is a Democratic member of the Mississippi Senate, representing the 43rd District since 2008, and previously from 1993 through 2003....  more
  • 41

    Greg Brooks

    American football player

    Age39

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana

    GenderMale

    Greg Brooks (born December 16, 1980 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a former American football cornerback with the Cincinnati Bengals in the National Football League. He played high school football at...  more
  • 42

    Tony Smith

    American football player

    Age50

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    GenderMale

    Tony Derrell Smith (born June 29, 1970) is a former professional American football player who played running back for three seasons for the Atlanta Falcons. Smith is known for being the player the...  more
  • 43

    Hanford Dixon

    American football player

    Age61

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama

    GenderMale

    Hanford Dixon (born December 25, 1958) is a former professional American football cornerback who played his entire career (1981–1989) for the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. Dixon made the Pro Bowl...  more
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    Michael B. Thornton

    Judge

    Age66

    GenderMale

    Michael B. Thornton (born February 9, 1954) is the former Chief Judge of the United States Tax Court....  more
  • 45

    Fred Cook

    American football player

    Age68

    BirthplacePascagoula, Mississippi

    GenderMale

    Fred Harrison Cook (born April 15, 1952 in Pascagoula, Mississippi) is a former American football player. He played defensive end for the Baltimore Colts from 1974 through 1980....  more
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    Amos Fowler

    American football player

    Age64

    BirthplacePensacola, Florida

    GenderMale

    Amos Emanuel Fowler (born February 11, 1956) is a former American football center who played seven seasons for the Detroit Lions in the National Football League....  more
  • 47

    Norris Thomas

    American football player

    Age66

    BirthplaceInverness, Mississippi

    Norris Thomas (born May 3, 1954 in Inverness, Mississippi) is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for nine seasons for the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay...  more
  • 48

    Damion Fletcher

    American football player

    Age33

    BirthplaceBiloxi, Mississippi

    GenderMale

    Damion Fletcher (born July 1, 1987) is a former American football running back. He played college football at the University of Southern Mississippi....  more
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    Harold Hays

    American football player

    Age81

    BirthplaceGulfport, Mississippi

    GenderMale

    Leo Harold Hays (born September 24, 1939) is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. He played college football at...  more
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    Jay Paul Gumm

    Real Estate Broker, Consultant

    Age56

    BirthplaceDurant, Oklahoma, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Jay Paul Gumm (born November 29, 1963) is an American economic development professional from Bryan County, Oklahoma who served eight years as a member of the Oklahoma State Senate....  more