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Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Tennessee and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different graduates, including Peyton Manning and Terrell Owens.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Tennessee?” and “Which celebrities are University of Tennessee alumni?”
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Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Athlete, American football player

Age: 39

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League (NFL), primarily with the Indianapolis Colts. ...more

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Tina Wesson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Nurse

Age: 58

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Tina Marie Wesson is an American nurse, motivational speaker, and reality TV personality who won $1,000,000 as the winner of the second season of Survivor, on Survivor: The Australian Outback in ...more

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Dixie Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Actor

Age: Dec. at 71 (1939-2010)

Birthplace: McLemoresville, Tennessee, United States of America

Dixie Virginia Carter (May 25, 1939 – April 10, 2010) was an American film, television and stage actress and singer. She starred as Julia Sugarbaker on the sitcom Designing Women (1986–93), and ...more

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Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 62

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Bernard King (born December 4, 1956) is an American retired professional basketball player at the small forward position in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played 14 seasons with ...more

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Jeffrey Ashby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Astronaut

Age: 64

Birthplace: Dallas, Texas

Jeffrey Shears "Bones" Ashby (born June 16, 1954) is an American mechanical engineer, and former naval officer and aviator, test pilot and NASA astronaut, a veteran of three Space ...more
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Logan Marshall-Green is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Actor

Age: 42

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America

Logan Marshall-Green (born November 1, 1976) is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the television series 24, The O.C., Traveler, Dark Blue and Quarry, as well as his roles in the ...more
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Min Kao is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 70

Birthplace: Zhushan, Nantou

Min H. Kao (traditional Chinese: 高民環; simplified Chinese: 高民环; pinyin: Gāo Mínhuán) is a Taiwanese-born American electrical engineer, businessman and philanthropist. He is the ...more
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Albert Haynesworth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Athlete, American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Hartsville, South Carolina

Albert George Haynesworth III (born June 17, 1981) is a former American football defensive tackle who played in the National Football League (NFL) for ten seasons. He played college football at ...more

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Candace Parker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Basketball player, Actor, Athlete

Age: 32

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Candace Nicole Parker (born April 19, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was the ...more

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Lou Albano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Lou Albano Wrestler, Actor

Age: Died at 76 (1933-2009)

Louis Vincent Albano (29 July 1933 – 14 October 2009) was an Italian-American professional wrestler, manager and actor. He was active as a professional wrestler from 1953 until 1969 before ...more
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Jason Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
American football player

Age: 32

Birthplace: Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Jason Jamar Allen (born July 5, 1983) is a former American football defensive back. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins 16th overall of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more
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Charlie Ergen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 65

Birthplace: Oakridge, Tennessee

Charles William Ergen (born March 1, 1953) is an American businessman. He is co-founder and current Chairman of Dish Network and EchoStar. He stepped down as CEO of Dish in May 2011 in favor of ...more
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Mel Tillis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer

Age: 86

Birthplace: USA, Florida, Dover

Lonnie Melvin Tillis (August 8, 1932 – November 19, 2017) was an American country music singer and songwriter. Although he recorded songs since the late 1950s, his biggest success occurred in ...more

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Clarence Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Film Producer, Film Editor, Actor

Age: Dec. at 97 (1890-1987)

Birthplace: Clinton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Clarence Leon Brown (May 10, 1890 – August 17, 1987) was an American film director.
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Zach Wamp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni

Age: 61

Birthplace: Chattahoochee County, United States, with Territories, Georgia, 31905, + more

Zachary Paul Wamp (born October 28, 1957) is an American politician who was the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 3rd congressional district from 1995 to 2011. He is a member of the Republican ...more
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Benjamin Wade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni

Age: 47

Birthplace: Bolivar, USA, Missouri

Benjamin "Coach" Wade is an American reality television personality best known for being a contestant on Survivor: Tocantins, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, and Survivor: South ...more

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Chris Moneymaker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni

Age: 43

Birthplace: Tennessee, United States of America

Christopher Bryan Moneymaker (born November 21, 1975, in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American poker player who won the Main Event at the 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP). His 2003 win is said to ...more
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Henry Cho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Henry Cho Comedian, Actor

Age: 57

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

Henry Cho (born December 30, 1962) is an American stand-up comedian. His work can be heard nationwide several times weekly on XM Radio's Channel 151, Laugh USA, Sirius Radio's Blue Collar Radio ...more

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Reggie White is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Actor, American football player

Age: Died at 43 (1961-2004)

Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America

Reginald Howard White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was an American professional football player who played defensive end in the National Football League (NFL) for 15 seasons during ...more

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Margaret Rhea Seddon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Astronaut, Physician

Age: 71

Birthplace: Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Margaret Rhea Seddon (born November 8, 1947) is a physician and retired NASA astronaut. After being selected as part of the first group of astronauts to include women, she flew on three Space ...more

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Scott Kelly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Flight engineer, Astronaut

Age: 55

Birthplace: Orange, New Jersey, USA

Scott Kelly may refer to: Scott Kelly (astronaut) (born 1964), American astronaut Scott Kelly (musician) (born 1967), American musician Scott Kelly (politician) (1927–2005), American politician
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C. J. Watson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
C. J. Watson Basketball player

Age: 34

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

Charles "C. J." Akeem Watson Jr. (born April 17, 1984) is an American professional basketball player for Uşak Sportif of the Turkish Basketball Super League. He played college ...more

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Phil Roe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Physician

Age: 73

Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States of America

Philip or Phil Roe may refer to: Phil Roe (politician) (born 1945), American politician and U.S. Representative Phil Roe (footballer) (born 1991), English footballer Philip L. Roe, British ...more
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Heath Shuler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Real Estate Broker

Age: 44

Birthplace: Bryson City, North Carolina, United States of America

Joseph Heath Shuler (born December 31, 1971) is an American businessman, former NFL quarterback, and former U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 11th congressional district from 2007 to ...more
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Randolph Bresnik is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Astronaut, Fighter pilot

Age: 51

Birthplace: Fort Knox, Kentucky

Randolph James "Komrade" Bresnik (born September 11, 1967) is a retired officer in the United States Marine Corps and an active NASA astronaut. A Marine Aviator by trade, Bresnik was ...more