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Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni

Updated April 24, 2020 51.3k 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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  • 1

    Donna Rice Hughes

    Model

    Age62

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

    John Jenrette

    Politician

    Age84

    BirthplaceSouth Carolina, United States of America

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

    Jasper Johns

    Sculptor, Painter

    Age90

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, United States of America

    Jasper Johns (born May 15, 1930) is an American painter, sculptor and printmaker whose work is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Sam Irvin

    Sam Irvin

    Television director, Songwriter

    Age64

    BirthplaceAsheville, North Carolina, United States of America

    Sam Irvin (born June 14, 1956) is an American film and television director, producer,... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Leeza Gibbons

    Leeza Gibbons

    Television producer, Actor

    Age63

    BirthplaceHartsville, South Carolina, USA

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

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  • 6
    Darius Rucker

    Darius Rucker

    Guitarist, Musician

    Age54

    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina, United States of America

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

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  • 7
    Bob McNair

    Bob McNair

    Businessperson

    Age83

    BirthplaceTampa, Florida

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

    Mark Bryan

    Record producer, Guitarist

    Age53

    BirthplaceSilver Spring, Maryland, United States of America

    Mark William Bryan (born May 6, 1967) is an American musician. He is a founding member,... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    James W. Holsinger

    Age81

    BirthplaceKansas City, Kansas, United States of America

    James Wilson Holsinger Jr., (born May 11, 1939) is an American physician. A former major... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Ainsley Earhardt

    Age44

    BirthplaceSouth Carolina, USA

    Ainsley Earhardt (born September 20, 1976) is an American Fox News television personality and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 11
    John Abraham

    John Abraham

    American football player

    Age42

    BirthplaceTimmonsville, South Carolina

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

    Mookie Wilson

    Manager, Baseball player

    Age64

    BirthplaceBamberg, South Carolina, United States of America

    William Hayward "Mookie" Wilson (born February 9, 1956) is a former Major League Baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Kathryn Frost

    Kathryn Frost

    Military Officer

    AgeDec. at 58 (1948-2006)

    BirthplaceLatta, South Carolina

    Major General (retired) Kathryn G. Frost (November 7, 1948 – August 18, 2006) was the... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    David Wilkins

    Age73

    BirthplaceGreenville, South Carolina, United States of America

    David Horton Wilkins (born October 12, 1946) is an American attorney and a former U.S.... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Darla Moore

    Darla Moore

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur

    Age66

    BirthplaceLake City, South Carolina

    Darla Dee Moore (born August 1, 1954) is an American investor and philanthropist. She is the... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    William C. Preston

    William C. Preston

    Politician, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 66 (1794-1860)

    BirthplacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    William Campbell Preston (December 27, 1794 – May 22, 1860) was a senator from the United... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Jim Green

    Jim Green

    Politician, Professor

    AgeDec. at 69 (1943-2012)

    BirthplaceBirmingham, Alabama, United States of America

    Jim Green was an American-Canadian who was a longshoreman, taxicab driver, community activist,... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Andrew Card

    Andrew Card

    Politician

    Age73

    BirthplaceEastern United States, Brockton, New England, United States of America, United States

    Andrew Hill Card Jr. (born May 10, 1947) is an American politician who was White House Chief... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Coleman Livingston Blease

    AgeDec. at 74 (1868-1942)

    BirthplaceNewberry, South Carolina, United States of America

    Coleman Livingston Blease (October 8, 1868 – January 19, 1942) was a South Carolina politician... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    James Henry Hammond

    James Henry Hammond

    Publisher, Politician

    AgeDec. at 57 (1807-1864)

    BirthplaceSouth Carolina, United States of America

    James Henry Hammond (November 15, 1807 – November 13, 1864) was an attorney, politician and... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Adam Everett

    Adam Everett

    Baseball player

    Age43

    BirthplaceAustell, Georgia

    Jeffery Adam Everett (born February 5, 1977), is an American former professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Rita Cosby

    Rita Cosby

    Journalist, Author

    Age55

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    Rita Cosby (born November 18, 1964) is a television news anchor and correspondent, radio host,... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Shaun Smith

    Shaun Smith

    American football player

    Age39

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Shaun William Smith (born August 19, 1981) is a former American football defensive end. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Dries van Agt

    Dries van Agt

    Activist, Politician

    Age84

    BirthplaceGeldrop, Netherlands

    Andreas Antonius Maria "Dries" van Agt (Dutch: [ˈdris fɑn ˈɑxt] (listen); born 2 February... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Sheldon Brown

    Sheldon Brown

    American football player

    Age41

    BirthplaceLancaster, South Carolina

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