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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
Peyton Manning Athlete, American football player Peyton Williams Manning is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. A five-time league MVP, he played for the Indianapolis Colts for 14 seasons ...more

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Tina Wesson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Tina Wesson Nurse Tina Wesson won $1,000,000 as the winner of the second season of Survivor, on Survivor: The Australian Outback in 2001. Wesson returned in 2004 for Survivor: All-Stars, where she was the first ...more

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Dixie Carter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Dixie Carter Actor Dixie Virginia Carter was an American film, television, and stage actress. From 1986 to 1993, she starred as Julia Sugarbaker in the CBS sitcom Designing Women. Carter made her professional ...more

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Bernard King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Bernard King Basketball player Bernard King is a retired American professional basketball player at the small forward position in the NBA. He played 14 seasons with the New Jersey Nets, Utah Jazz, Golden State Warriors, New ...more

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Jeffrey Ashby is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Jeffrey Ashby Astronaut Jeffrey Shears "Bones" Ashby is a former American naval aviator and astronaut, a veteran of three space shuttle missions. He is a retired Captain in the U.S. Navy Jeff Ashby grew up in ...more

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Logan Marshall-Green is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Logan Marshall-Green Actor Logan Marshall-Green is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the television series 24, The O.C., Traveler, and Dark Blue, and as Charlie Holloway in the 2012 Ridley Scott film

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Min Kao is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Min Kao Businessperson Min H. Kao is an American businessman. He is the co-founder of Garmin Corporation with Gary Burrell. As of March 2013, his personal wealth was estimated at $2.1 billion.

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Albert Haynesworth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Albert Haynesworth Athlete, American football player Albert George Haynesworth III is a former American football defensive tackle who played in the National Football League for ten seasons. He played college football for the University of ...more

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Candace Parker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Candace Parker Basketball player, Actor, Athlete Candace Nicole Parker is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA and UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia. She is the younger sister of former NBA player Anthony ...more

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Lou Albano is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Lou Albano Wrestler, Actor Louis Vincent "Captain Lou" Albano was an Italian-born American professional wrestler, manager and actor. He was active as a professional wrestler from 1953 until 1969 before becoming ...more

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Jason Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Jason Allen American football player Jason Jamar Allen is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. 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
Charlie Ergen Businessperson Charles Charlie Ergen was born March 1, 1953. He is the co-founder and CEO of Echostar Communications Corporation, which is the former parent company of Dish Network. Charles started Echostar in ...more

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Mel Tillis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Mel Tillis Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer Lonnie Melvin "Mel" Tillis is an American country music singer and songwriter. Although he recorded songs since the late 1950s, his biggest success occurred in the 1970s, with a long ...more

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Clarence Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Clarence Brown Film Producer, Film Editor, Actor Clarence Leon Brown was an American film director.

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Zach Wamp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Zach Wamp Zachary Paul "Zach" Wamp 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 Party. ...more

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Benjamin Wade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Benjamin Wade 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
Chris Moneymaker Christopher Bryan Moneymaker is an American poker player who won the main event at the 2003 World Series of Poker. His 2003 win is said to have "revolutionized poker" because he was ...more

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Henry Cho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Henry Cho Comedian, Actor Henry Cho is an American stand-up comedian. His work can be heard nationwide several times weekly on XM Radio's Channel 151, Laugh USA and Sirius Radio's Blue Collar Radio channel 103, Pandora ...more

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Reggie White is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Reggie White Actor, American football player Reginald Howard "Reggie" White was an American college and professional football player who was mostly a defensive end but also played some defensive tackle in the National Football ...more

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Margaret Rhea Seddon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Margaret Rhea Seddon Astronaut, Physician Margaret Rhea Seddon 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 Shuttle flights: as ...more

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Scott Kelly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Scott Kelly Flight engineer, Astronaut Scott Joseph Kelly is an American astronaut, engineer and a retired U.S. Navy Captain. A veteran of three previous missions, Kelly was selected in November 2012 for a special year-long mission ...more

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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 Charles Akeem Watson, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association.

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Phil Roe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Phil Roe Physician David Phillip "Phil" Roe, MD is an American politician and doctor who is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 1st congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a member of the ...more

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Heath Shuler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Heath Shuler Businessperson, Politician, Real Estate Broker Joseph Heath Shuler is an American businessman, former NFL quarterback and former U.S. Representative for North Carolina's 11th congressional district from 2007 to 2013. He was a member of the ...more

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Randolph Bresnik is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Randolph Bresnik Astronaut, Fighter pilot Randolph James "Komrade" Bresnik is a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps and a NASA astronaut. A Marine Aviator by trade, Bresnik was selected as a member of NASA Astronaut ...more

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Horace Maynard is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Horace Maynard Politician, Lawyer Horace Maynard was an American educator, attorney, politician and diplomat active primarily in the second half of the 19th century. Initially elected to the House of Representatives from ...more

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Jimmy Duncan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Jimmy Duncan Politician, Lawyer John James "Jimmy" Duncan, Jr. is the U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 2nd congressional district, serving since 1988. He is a member of the Republican Party. The district is based

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Jim DeMint is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Jim DeMint Politician James Warren "Jim" DeMint is an American politician who was a United States Senator from South Carolina from 2005 to 2013. He is a member of the Republican Party and a leading figure ...more

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Charles O. Holliday is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Charles O. Holliday Charles Otis "Chad" Holliday, Jr., is an American businessman, former chairman of Bank of America and former Chairman, former Chief Executive Officer and a former director of E. I. du ...more

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James Denton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
James Denton Actor James "Jamie" Thomas Denton, Jr. is an American film and television actor, best known for playing Mike Delfino in the television series Desperate Housewives.

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Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Jason Witten American football player Christopher Jason Witten is an American football tight end for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Tennessee, and was drafted by ...more

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John Henderson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
John Henderson American football player John Nathan Henderson, nicknamed Big John or Big Hen, is a former football defensive tackle who played ten seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for the University ...more

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Kelley Washington is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Kelley Washington American football player James Kelley Washington is a former American Football wide receiver. He was drafted 65th overall by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more

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John S. Tanner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
John S. Tanner John Sumners Tanner is the former U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 8th congressional district, serving from 1989 until 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Since retirement, Mr. ...more

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Deon Grant is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Deon Grant American football player Deon D'Marquis Grant is a former American football safety who played 12 seasons in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Tennessee, was a member of ...more

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Gibril Wilson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Gibril Wilson American football player Gibril Donald Wilson is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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Jamal Lewis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Jamal Lewis American football player Jamal Lafitte Lewis is a former American football running back in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens fifth overall in the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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Curt Brandao is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Curt Brandao Journalist

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Victor Ashe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Victor Ashe Politician Victor Henderson Ashe II is the former United States Ambassador to Poland. From 1987 to 2003, he was mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee. Ashe is a Republican. Ambassador Ashe concluded his service as ...more

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Donté Stallworth is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Donté Stallworth American football player Donté Lamar Stallworth is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent, and a journalist. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2002 NFL ...more

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James M. Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
James M. Buchanan Economist James McGill Buchanan, Jr. was an American economist known for his work on public choice theory, for which he received the Nobel Memorial Prize in 1986. Buchanan's work initiated research on how ...more

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Rashad Baker is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Rashad Baker American football player Rashad Steward Baker is a former American football safety. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Tennessee. Baker was also a member ...more

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Bob Corker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Bob Corker Businessperson, Politician Robert Phillips "Bob" Corker, Jr. is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from Tennessee, serving since 2007. Corker, a member of the Republican Party, is ...more

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Erik Ainge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Erik Ainge American football player Erik Douglas Ainge is a former American football quarterback formerly of the New York Jets of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jets in the fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft, ...more

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Dave Ramsey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Dave Ramsey Financial adviser, Author, Radio personality David L. "Dave" Ramsey III is an American financial author, radio host, television personality, and motivational speaker. His show and writings strongly focus on encouraging people to ...more

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David Keith is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
David Keith Film Score Composer, Actor, Film Director David Lemuel "Davey" Keith is an American actor and director. He received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor and New Star of the Year – Actor for his performance in An ...more

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Allan Houston is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Allan Houston Basketball player, Actor Allan Wade Houston is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association from 1993-2005. He is currently the Assistant General Manager for the ...more

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Saxby Chambliss is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Saxby Chambliss Politician, Lawyer Clarence Saxby Chambliss is an American politician who was a United States Senator from Georgia from 2003 to 2015. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served as a U.S. Representative ...more

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Tamika Catchings is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Tamika Catchings Basketball player Tamika Devonne Catchings is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Fever of the WNBA and Turkish team Galatasaray. She is a prolific scorer close to and far from the basket, ...more

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Aubrayo Franklin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni
Aubrayo Franklin American football player Aubrayo Razyo Franklin is a former American football nose tackle and is currently an assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round of the ...more