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List Rules People 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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Lauren Michelle Hill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
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Donna Rice Hughes is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
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John Jenrette is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
John Jenrette Politician John Wilson Jenrette, Jr. is an American former politician from South Carolina, best known for his involvement in the ABSCAM corruption scandal, and being the husband of Playboy model Rita ...more

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Jasper Johns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Jasper Johns Sculptor, Painter, Printmaker Jasper Johns is an American painter and printmaker.

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Sam Irvin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
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Leeza Gibbons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
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Darius Rucker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
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Bob McNair is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Bob McNair Businessperson Robert C. "Bob" McNair is an American businessman, philanthropist, and the owner of the Houston Texans of the National Football League.

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Mark Bryan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Mark Bryan Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter Mark Bryan is a founding member, songwriter, and the lead guitarist for the multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish. He has spent the last 25 years recording and ...more

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James W. Holsinger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
James W. Holsinger Physician James Wilson Holsinger, Jr., is an American physician. A former major general in the U.S. Army Reserve, he has worked primarily in public health for over thirty years. He served as the Under ...more

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Ainsley Earhardt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
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John Abraham is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
John Abraham American football player John Antonio Abraham is an American football outside linebacker for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of South Carolina. ...more

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Mookie Wilson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Mookie Wilson Manager, Baseball player, Coach William Hayward "Mookie" Wilson is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and coach best remembered as the Met that hit the ground ball that trickled through Bill Buckner's legs in ...more

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Kathryn Frost is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Kathryn Frost Military Officer Major General Kathryn G. Frost was the commander of the United States Army and Air Force Exchange Service from August 2002 to April 2005. At the time of her retirement, she was the ...more

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David Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
David Wilkins Lawyer David Horton Wilkins is an American attorney and a former U. S. Ambassador to Canada during the administration of President George W. Bush. Prior to the appointment, he practiced law for 30 ...more

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Darla Moore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Darla Moore Businessperson, Entrepreneur, Banker Darla Dee Moore is a partner of the private investment firm Rainwater, Inc, and is married to Richard Rainwater, who founded the firm.

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William C. Preston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
William C. Preston Politician, Lawyer William Campbell Preston was a senator from the United States and a member of the Nullifier, and later Whig Parties. He was also the cousin of William Ballard Preston, William Preston and ...more

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Jim Green is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Jim Green Politician, Professor Jim Green was an American-Canadian who was a longshoreman, taxicab driver, community activist, non-profit housing developer, municipal politician, university instructor and development

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Andrew Card is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Andrew Card Politician Andrew Hill Card, Jr. is an American politician who was White House Chief of Staff under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2006, as well as head of Bush's White House Iraq Group. Card ...more

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Coleman Livingston Blease is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Coleman Livingston Blease Lawyer Coleman Livingston Blease was a South Carolina politician who served as a Democratic state legislator, 90th Governor of South Carolina, and U.S. Senator. Blease was notorious for playing on the ...more

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James Henry Hammond is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
James Henry Hammond Publisher, Politician, Lawyer James Henry Hammond was an attorney, politician and planter from South Carolina. He served as a United States Representative from 1835 to 1836, the 60th Governor of South Carolina from 1842 to ...more

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Adam Everett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Adam Everett Baseball player Jeffery Adam Everett, is a former American professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played college baseball for both the NC State Wolfpack and South Carolina Gamecocks. He was ...more

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Rita Cosby is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Rita Cosby Journalist, Author, Presenter Rita Cosby is a television news anchor and correspondent, radio host, and best selling author. She is currently a Special Correspondent for the CBS syndicated program Inside Edition, ...more

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Shaun Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Shaun Smith American football player Shaun Jamel Smith is a former American football defensive end. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at South Carolina. Smith was ...more

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Dries van Agt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Dries van Agt Activist, Politician, Diplomat Andreas Antonius Maria "Dries" van Agt is a retired Dutch politician of the Christian Democratic Appeal. He served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 19 December 1977, until 4 ...more

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Sheldon Brown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Sheldon Brown American football player Sheldon Dion Brown is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft and also played ...more

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Lindsey Graham is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Lindsey Graham Attorney at law, Lawyer Lindsey Olin Graham is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who serves as the senior United States Senator from South Carolina, in office since 2003. Born in Central, South ...more

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David F. Houston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
David F. Houston Politician David Franklin Houston was an American academic, businessman and politician. He served under President Wilson as the 5th Secretary of Agriculture and the 48th United States Secretary of the

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George W. Murray is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
George W. Murray Politician, Teacher George Washington Murray, born into slavery in South Carolina, became educated and worked as a teacher, farmer and politician. After serving as chairman of the Sumter County Republican Party, he ...more

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Thomas E. Miller is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Thomas E. Miller Politician, Lawyer, Teacher Thomas Ezekiel Miller was an American educator, lawyer and politician. After being elected as a state legislator in South Carolina, he was one of only five African Americans elected to Congress ...more

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Sterling Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Sterling Sharpe American football player Sterling Sharpe is a former American football wide receiver and an analyst for the NFL Network. He attended the University of South Carolina, and played from 1988 to 1994 with the Green Bay

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Derrick Davenport is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
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Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Politician Carroll Ashmore Campbell, Jr., was a U.S. Republican Party politician who served as 112th Governor of South Carolina from 1987 to 1995.

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Richard Riley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Richard Riley Politician, Lawyer Richard Wilson Riley is an American politician, the United States Secretary of Education under President Bill Clinton and the 111th Governor of South Carolina. He is a member of the Democratic

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Andrew Gordon Magrath is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Andrew Gordon Magrath Politician, Lawyer Andrew Gordon Magrath was the last Confederate Governor of South Carolina from 1864 to 1865, having previously been a United States federal judge.

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Andrew Pinnock is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Andrew Pinnock American football player Andrew Pinnock is a former American football fullback. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina. Pinnock ...more

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Kalimba Edwards is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Kalimba Edwards American football player Kalimba Edwards is a former American football defensive end. He was originally drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at South ...more

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André Goodman is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
André Goodman American football player André Goodman is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the third round 3rd pick of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at South ...more

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Rod Wilson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Rod Wilson American football player Rodriques Wilson is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina.

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Anthony Wright is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Anthony Wright American football player Anthony Lavron Wright is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 1999. He played college football at South Carolina. Wright ...more

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Alex English is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Alex English Basketball player, Coach Alexander English is a retired American basketball player. He was most recently an assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. Born in Columbia, South ...more

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Langston Moore is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Langston Moore American football player Langston Moore is a former American football defensive tackle. He was drafted by the Bengals in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina. Moore ...more

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Travelle Wharton is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Travelle Wharton American football player Glenn Travelle Wharton is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He also ...more

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Terry Cousin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Terry Cousin American football player Terry Sean Cousin is a former American football cornerback. He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 1997. He played college football at South Carolina. Cousin has also ...more

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Troy Williamson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Troy Williamson American football player Troy "Alligator" Williamson is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League for five seasons. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings seventh ...more

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Frederick Hart is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
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Jamar Nesbit is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Jamar Nesbit American football player Jamar Kendric Nesbit is a former American football guard. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 1999. He played college football at the University of South ...more

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Johnathan Joseph is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Johnathan Joseph American football player Johnathan Lee Joseph, is an American football cornerback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. Joseph played college football for the University of South Carolina. He was ...more

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Robert Evander McNair is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
Robert Evander McNair Lawyer Robert Evander McNair, Sr., was the 108th governor of South Carolina, a Democrat, who served from 1965 to 1971.

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George McDuffie is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni
George McDuffie Politician, Lawyer George McDuffie was the 55th Governor of South Carolina and a member of the United States Senate. Born of modest means in Columbia County, Georgia, McDuffie's extraordinary intellect was noticed ...more