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Famous University Of South Carolina Alumni

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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



    Donna Rice Hughes (born January 7, 1958) is president and CEO of Enough Is Enough, an author,... more on Wikipedia
  • John Jenrette2

    John Jenrette



    BirthplaceSouth Carolina, United States of America

    John Wilson Jenrette Jr. (born May 19, 1936) is an American former politician from South... more on Wikipedia
  • Jasper Johns3

    Jasper Johns

    Sculptor, Painter


    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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  • Sam Irvin4

    Sam Irvin

    Television director, Songwriter


    BirthplaceAsheville, North Carolina, United States of America

    Sam Irvin (born June 14, 1956) is an American film and television director, producer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Leeza Gibbons5

    Leeza Gibbons

    Television producer, Actor


    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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  • Darius Rucker6

    Darius Rucker

    Guitarist, Musician


    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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  • Bob McNair7

    Bob McNair



    BirthplaceTampa, Florida

    Robert C. McNair (January 1, 1937 – November 23, 2018) was an American businessman,... more on Wikipedia
  • Mark Bryan8

    Mark Bryan

    Record producer, Guitarist


    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
  • James W. Holsinger9


    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
  • Ainsley Earhardt10


    BirthplaceSouth Carolina, USA

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

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  • John Abraham11

    John Abraham

    American football player


    BirthplaceTimmonsville, South Carolina

    John Antonio Abraham (born May 6, 1978) is a former American football outside linebacker and... more on Wikipedia
  • Mookie Wilson12

    Mookie Wilson

    Manager, Baseball player


    BirthplaceBamberg, South Carolina, United States of America

    William Hayward "Mookie" Wilson (born February 9, 1956) is a former Major League Baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • Kathryn Frost13

    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
  • David Wilkins14


    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
  • Darla Moore15

    Darla Moore

    Businessperson, Entrepreneur


    BirthplaceLake City, South Carolina

    Darla Dee Moore (born August 1, 1954) is an American investor and philanthropist. She is the... more on Wikipedia
  • William C. Preston16

    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
  • Jim Green17

    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
  • Andrew Card18

    Andrew Card



    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
  • Coleman Livingston Blease19

    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
  • James Henry Hammond20

    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
  • Adam Everett21

    Adam Everett

    Baseball player


    BirthplaceAustell, Georgia

    Jeffery Adam Everett (born February 5, 1977), is an American former professional baseball... more on Wikipedia
  • Rita Cosby22

    Rita Cosby

    Journalist, Author


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Rita Cosby (born November 18, 1964) is a television news anchor and correspondent, radio host,... more on Wikipedia
  • Shaun Smith23

    Shaun Smith

    American football player


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Shaun William Smith (born August 19, 1981) is a former American football defensive end. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • Dries van Agt24

    Dries van Agt

    Activist, Politician


    BirthplaceGeldrop, Netherlands

    Andreas Antonius Maria "Dries" van Agt (Dutch: [ˈdris fɑn ˈɑxt] (listen); born 2 February... more on Wikipedia
  • Sheldon Brown25

    Sheldon Brown

    American football player


    BirthplaceLancaster, South Carolina

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