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Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni

Updated April 24, 2020 52.7k views383 items

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

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

List ranges from Alex English to Sterling Sharpe, plus much more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of South Carolina?” and “Which celebrities are University of South Carolina alumni?”
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    Donna Rice Hughes

    Model
    Donna Rice Hughes (born January 7, 1958) is president and CEO of Enough Is Enough, an author,...  more
  • 2

    John Jenrette

    Politician
    John Wilson Jenrette Jr. (born May 19, 1936) is an American former politician from South...  more
  • 3

    Jasper Johns

    Sculptor, Painter
    Jasper Johns (born May 15, 1930) is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker whose work is...  more
  • 4

    Sam Irvin

    Television director, Songwriter
    Sam Irvin (born June 14, 1956) is an American film and television director, producer,...  more
  • 5

    Leeza Gibbons

    Television producer, Actor
    Leeza Kim Gibbons (born March 26, 1957) is an American talk show host. She is best known as a...  more

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  • 6

    Darius Rucker

    Guitarist, Musician
    Darius Carlos Rucker (born May 13, 1966) is an American singer and songwriter. He first gained...  more

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  • 7

    Bob McNair

    Businessperson
    Robert C. McNair (January 1, 1937 – November 23, 2018) was an American businessman,...  more
  • 8

    Mark Bryan

    Record producer, Guitarist
    Mark William Bryan (born May 6, 1967) is an American musician. He is a founding member,...  more
  • 9
    James Wilson Holsinger Jr., (born May 11, 1939) is an American physician. A former major...  more
  • 10
    Ainsley Earhardt (born September 20, 1976) is an American Fox News television personality and...  more

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  • 11

    John Abraham

    American football player
    John Antonio Abraham (born May 6, 1978) is a former American football outside linebacker and...  more
  • 12

    Mookie Wilson

    Manager, Baseball player
    William Hayward "Mookie" Wilson (born February 9, 1956) is a former Major League Baseball...  more
  • 13

    Kathryn Frost

    Military Officer
    Major General (retired) Kathryn G. Frost (November 7, 1948 – August 18, 2006) was the...  more
  • 14
    David Horton Wilkins (born October 12, 1946) is an American attorney and a former U.S....  more
  • 15

    Darla Moore

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur
    Darla Dee Moore (born August 1, 1954) is an American investor and philanthropist. She is the...  more
  • 16

    William C. Preston

    Politician, Lawyer
    William Campbell Preston (December 27, 1794 – May 22, 1860) was a senator from the United...  more
  • 17

    Jim Green

    Politician, Professor
    Jim Green was an American-Canadian who was a longshoreman, taxicab driver, community activist,...  more
  • 18

    Andrew Card

    Politician
    Andrew Hill Card Jr. (born May 10, 1947) is an American politician who was White House Chief...  more
  • 19
    Coleman Livingston Blease (October 8, 1868 – January 19, 1942) was a South Carolina politician...  more
  • 20

    James Henry Hammond

    Publisher, Politician
    James Henry Hammond (November 15, 1807 – November 13, 1864) was an attorney, politician and...  more
  • 21

    Adam Everett

    Baseball player
    Jeffery Adam Everett (born February 5, 1977), is an American former professional baseball...  more
  • 22

    Rita Cosby

    Journalist, Author
    Rita Cosby (born November 18, 1964) is a television news anchor and correspondent, radio host,...  more
  • 23

    Shaun Smith

    American football player
    Shaun William Smith (born August 19, 1981) is a former American football defensive end. He was...  more
  • 24

    Dries van Agt

    Activist, Politician
    Andreas Antonius Maria "Dries" van Agt (Dutch: [ˈdris fɑn ˈɑxt] (listen); born 2 February...  more
  • 25

    Sheldon Brown

    American football player
    Sheldon Dion Brown (born March 19, 1979) is a former American football cornerback in the...  more