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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 "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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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