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Famous The University Of Southern Mississippi Alumni

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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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    Jearld Baylis (born August 12, 1962) is a former star defensive lineman in the Canadian Football League. Baylis played college football at University of Southern Mississippi., where he was known as...  more
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    J. Marcus Weekley

    Photographer

    Age46

    BirthplaceChattanooga, Tennessee

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    Reggie Collier

    American football player

    Age60

    BirthplaceBiloxi, Mississippi

    Reginald C. Collier (born May 14, 1961) is a former professional American football quarterback. Best known as a dynamic college football star, he had a short-lived professional career in both the...  more
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    Raymond Walls

    American football player

    Age42

    BirthplaceKentwood, Louisiana

    Raymond Omonical Tyshone Walls (born July 24, 1979 in Kentwood, Louisiana) is a former American football cornerback in the NFL. In his career, he played for the Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns,...  more
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    Deborah Jeanne Dawkins

    Marketing Consultant, Surgical technologist
    Deborah Jeanne Dawkins is an American politician who is currently a Democratic member of the Mississippi Senate, representing the 48th District since 1999....  more
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    Chris White

    American football player

    Age38

    BirthplaceWinona, Mississippi

    Chris La Bryant White (born February 28, 1983) is a former American football center. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at the...  more
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    John Sawyer

    American football player

    Age67

    BirthplaceBrookhaven, Mississippi

    John Wesley Sawyer (born July 26, 1953 in Brookhaven, Mississippi) is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League for the Houston Oilers, Seattle Seahawks,...  more
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    Ken Avery

    American football player

    Age77

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Kenneth William Avery (born May 23, 1944 in New York City) is a former professional American football player. ...  more
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    Etric Pruitt

    American football player

    Age39

    BirthplaceTheodore, Alabama

    Etric Pruitt (born August 16, 1981) is a former American football defensive back for the Mobile Bay Tarpons. Pruitt played for the Seattle Seahawks in 2005 as a special teams player and 3rd string...  more
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    Troyce Guice

    Businessperson, Farmer

    AgeDec. at 75 (1932-2008)

    BirthplaceSt. Joseph, Louisiana

    Troyce Eual Guice (November 1, 1932 – March 29, 2008) was a businessman in northeastern Louisiana who twice ran for the United States Senate in campaigns thirty years apart, 1966 and 1996. A...  more
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    Ezell Lee

    Teacher

    AgeDec. at 79 (1933-2012)

    BirthplaceMississippi, United States of America

    Ezell G. Lee (April 9, 1933 – May 21, 2012) was a Republican (formerly Democratic) member of the Mississippi Senate, representing the 47th District since 1992. A member of the Mississippi House of...  more
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    Tom Morrow

    Thomas Morrow may refer to: Thomas Morrow (Australian politician) (1888–1971), member of the New South Wales General Assembly 1922–1925 Thomas Z. Morrow (1835–1913), legislator and circuit court...  more
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    Martha Dunagin Saunders

    Martha Dunagin Saunders is an American professor and academic official. A native of Mississippi, she earned her Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of Southern Mississippi; her Master of...  more
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    Lamar Holmes

    American football player

    Age32

    Lamar Holmes is an American football offensive tackle for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Falcons in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Holmes played...  more
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    Hank Autry

    Melvin Henry "Hank" Autry (born May 2, 1947) is a former American football player in the American Football League (AFL) and the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at...  more
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    Steven Palazzo

    Certified Public Accountant

    Age51

    BirthplaceGulfport, Mississippi, United States of America

    Steven McCarty Palazzo (born February 21, 1970) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for Mississippi's 4th congressional district since 2011. The district takes in...  more
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    Derrick Tremayne Hoskins (born November 14, 1970) is a former professional American football safety in the National Football League. He played five seasons for the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders...  more
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    Bob M. Dearing (born January 26, 1935) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi Senate. He represented the 37th District from 1980 to 2011. In 2011, he was defeated by Republican Melanie Sojourner....  more
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    Perry Phenix

    Perry Lee Phenix (born November 14, 1974) is a former professional American football safety who played for the Tennessee Oilers/Titans and the Carolina Panthers in the National Football League....  more
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    Terry Hardy

    Terry R. Hardy (born May 31, 1976) is a former professional American football player who played tight end for the Arizona Cardinals for four seasons. ...  more
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    Clymer Wright

    Journalist

    Age89

    Clymer Lewis Wright. Jr. (July 24, 1932 – January 24, 2011) was a Texas conservative political activist and journalist. He brought term limits to Houston municipal government and encouraged Ronald...  more
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    Irvin Smith

    Irvin Smith (born March 12, 1967) is a former gridiron football defensive back. Smith played college football at Maryland. Smith attended Poolesville High School in Poolesville, Maryland. He then...  more
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    Bo Dickinson

    Richard Lee "Bo" Dickinson was a professional American football running back who played six seasons in the American Football League (AFL). Dickinson was a 6th round selection (72nd overall pick) out...  more
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    Aubrey K. Lucas

    Dr. Aubrey K. Lucas is an American academician, and the former President and current President Emeritus of the University of Southern Mississippi. Lucas received his Bachelor of Science and Master of...  more
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    Tyrone Nix

    Coach

    Age48

    BirthplaceAttalla, Alabama

    Tyrone Nix (born September 30, 1972) is an American football. He is currently the linebackers coach for Ole Miss. He is the former defensive analyst at Texas A&M University, defensive coordinator for...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to The University of Southern Mississippi and be of some renown.