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Famous University Of Maryland Eastern Shore Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 5.3k views23 items

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

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

List ranges from Clarence Clemons to Art Shell, plus much more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Maryland Eastern Shore?” and “Which celebrities are University of Maryland Eastern Shore alumni?”
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    Clarence Clemons

    Musician, Actor

    AgeDec. at 69 (1942-2011)

    BirthplaceChesapeake, Virginia, United States of America

    Clarence Anicholas Clemons Jr. (January 11, 1942 – June 18, 2011), also known as The Big Man, was an American saxophonist, musician and actor. From 1972 until his death, he was a member of Bruce...  more

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  • 2

    Clifford Brown

    Musician, Trumpeter

    AgeDec. at 25 (1930-1956)

    BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware

    Clifford Benjamin Brown (October 30, 1930 – June 26, 1956) was an American jazz trumpeter. He died at the age of 25 in a car accident, leaving behind four years' worth of recordings. He was also a...  more

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  • 3

    Art Shell

    Coach, American football player

    Age74

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina

    Arthur Lee Shell Jr. (born November 26, 1946) is an American former professional football player in the American Football League (AFL) and later in the National Football League (NFL), a Hall of Fame...  more

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  • 4

    Roger Brown

    American football player

    Age84

    BirthplaceVirginia

    Roger Lee Brown (born May 1, 1937) is a former American football defensive tackle. He played college football at Maryland State College and professional football in the National Football League (NFL)...  more
  • 5

    Anthony Jones

    Coach, American football player

    Age61

    BirthplaceBaltimore, Maryland

    Anthony Andrew Jones (born May 16, 1960) is an American football coach and former player. He is the head football coach at Elizabeth City State University, a position he has held since 2018. He...  more
  • 6

    Gerald Irons

    American football player

    Age74

    BirthplaceGary, Indiana

    Gerald Irons (born May 2, 1947 in Gary, Indiana) is a former American professional football player who played ten seasons in the National Football League. His youngest son Grant Irons played for the...  more
  • 7

    Jim Duncan

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 26 (1946-1972)

    BirthplaceLancaster, South Carolina

    Jim Duncan (August 3, 1946 – October 21, 1972), nicknamed "Butch", was a professional American football player. He played defensive back for the Baltimore Colts and New Orleans Saints between 1969...  more
  • 8

    Johnny Sample

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 67 (1937-2005)

    BirthplaceCape Charles, Virginia

    John B. Sample Jr. (June 15, 1937 – April 26, 2005) was an American football defensive back who played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Baltimore Colts (1958–1960), Pittsburgh Steelers...  more
  • 9

    Moses Denson

    American football player

    Age77

    BirthplaceVredenburgh, Alabama

    Moses Denson (born July 6, 1944) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at the University of Maryland...  more
  • 10

    Sherman Plunkett

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 56 (1933-1989)

    BirthplaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma

    Sherman Eugene Plunkett (April 17, 1933 – November 18, 1989) was an American football offensive tackle. Over a ten-year career he played in the National Football League (NFL), for the Baltimore Colts...  more
  • 11

    Carl Hairston

    Coach, American football player

    Age68

    BirthplaceMartinsville city, Virginia

    Carl Blake Hairston (born December 15, 1952) is a former professional American football player and coach. Hairston has played in one Super Bowl and coached in another during his 30 seasons in the...  more
  • 12

    Charlie Stukes

    American football player

    Age78

    BirthplaceChesapeake, Virginia

    Charlie Stukes (born September 13, 1943), is a former professional American football defensive back. He started in Super Bowl V for the Baltimore Colts. He previously worked as an Assistant...  more
  • 13

    Emerson Boozer

    Actor, American football player

    Age78

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, United States of America

    Emerson Boozer (born July 4, 1943) is a former running back in the American Football League (AFL) and in the National Football League (NFL). In the last year of separate drafts by the AFL and the...  more
  • 14

    Mack Alston

    American football player

    Age74

    BirthplaceGeorgetown, South Carolina

    Mack C. Alston Jr. (April 27, 1947 – December 24, 2014) was a professional American football player. A 6'2", 231 lb (105 kg). tight end from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Alston played...  more
  • 15

    Hoover J. Wright

    Coach

    Age93

    BirthplaceHebron, Maryland

    Hoover J. Wright (July 1928 – March 7, 2003) was an American football and track and field coach....  more
  • 16
    Meredith Smith (born July 28, 1942) was the head men's basketball coach at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore from 2007 to 2008. He replaced Larry Lessett in 2007. Smith is an alumnus of UMES,...  more
  • 17

    Earl Christy

    Earl Oliver Christy (born March 19, 1943) is a former professional American football player who played cornerback for three seasons for the New York Jets....  more
  • 18

    Merrecia James

    Merrecia James (born September 16, 1985) is a track and field middle distance athlete, competed collegiately for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. She is the daughter of Merle Stewart and...  more
  • 19

    Bill Belk

    William Arthur Belk (born February 19, 1946 in Lancaster, South Carolina) is a former American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in...  more
  • 20

    Bill Thompson

    American football player

    Age74

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina

    William Allen Thompson is a former American football cornerback and safety in the National Football league. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 1969 NFL Draft. He played...  more
  • 21

    Curt Gentry

    Curtis William Gentry (born August 8, 1941) is a former American football player and coach. He played professionally as a defensive back for three seasons in the National Football League (NFL) with...  more
  • 22

    Charlie Mays

    Charles "Charlie" Mays Sr. (February 3, 1941 – April 11, 2005) was an American Olympic athlete and Democratic party politician from Jersey City, New Jersey. He was an eleven-time Amateur Athletic...  more
  • 23

    Ira Smith

    Ira Smith (born August 4, 1967) is a former college and minor league baseball player from Chestertown, Maryland. While playing collegiately at University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Smith was the...  more