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Famous University Of Akron Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 11.8k views91 items

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

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

You can rank all of these graduates, from Jason Taylor to Yvette Nicole Brown.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Akron?” and “Which celebrities are University of Akron alumni?”
  • 1

    Yvette Nicole Brown

    Comedian, Actor
    Yvette Nicole Brown (born August 12, 1971) is an American actress, voice actress, and host....  more
  • 2

    Jason Taylor

    Athlete, American football player
    Jason Paul Taylor (born September 1, 1974) is a former American football defensive end and...  more

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  • 3

    Joshua I. Smith

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  • 4

    Frances McGovern

    Politician, Author
    Frances McGovern (April 18, 1927 – February 6, 2004) was a member of the Ohio House of...  more
  • 5

    Kermit L. Hall

    Educator, Historian
    Kermit Lance Hall (August 31, 1944 – August 13, 2006) was a noted legal historian and...  more
  • 6

    Chase Blackburn

    American football player
    Chase Wyatt Blackburn (born June 10, 1983) is a former American football linebacker and...  more
  • 7
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  • 8

    Domenik Hixon

    American football player
    Domenik Hixon (born October 8, 1984) is a former American football wide receiver and return...  more
  • 9

    Dwight Smith

    American football player
    Dwight L. Smith (born August 13, 1978) is an American former college and professional football...  more
  • 10

    Jack Lengyel

    American Football coach, Businessperson
    Jack Robert Lengyel (born 1935) is a software executive and former American football coach,...  more
  • 11

    Andy Alleman

    American football player
    Andrew "Andy" Alleman (born November 20, 1983) is a former American football guard. He was...  more
  • 12

    Betty Sutton

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  • 13

    George Wallace

    Comedian, Screenwriter
    George Wallace (1919–1998) was Governor of Alabama and a former candidate for President of the...  more


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  • 14

    Charlie Frye

    American football player
    Charles Thomas Frye (born August 28, 1981) is a former American football quarterback and...  more
  • 15
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  • 16

    E. J. Burt

    American football player
    Emmanuel Jamaal 'E.J.' Burt (born October 22, 1977) is a former American football defensive...  more
  • 17

    Alice M. Batchelder

    Judge, Lawyer
    Alice Moore Batchelder (born August 15, 1944) is an American attorney and jurist. She is...  more
  • 18

    Jake Schifino

    American football player
    Vernon Martin "Jake" Schifino (born November 15, 1979 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an...  more
  • 19
    Tom Letson (born September 29, 1952 in Columbus, Ohio) is a former Democratic member of the...  more
  • 20

    Victor Green

    American football player
    Victor Bernard Green (born December 8, 1969) is a former American football safety in the...  more
  • 21
    Deborah L. Cook (born February 8, 1952) is a senior United States Circuit Judge of the United...  more
  • 22

    Thomas C. Sawyer

    Thomas C. "Tom" Sawyer (born August 15, 1945) is an American politician who represented his...  more
  • 23

    Brian Ulrich

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  • 24

    Dan Moldea

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  • 25

    James R. Black

    Actor, Footballer
    James Richard Black (born April 3, 1962) is an American actor and former professional football...  more