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Famous University Of Tennessee Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 39.3k views476 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Peyton Manning1

    Peyton Manning

    Athlete, American football player


    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Peyton Williams Manning (born March 24, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who...  more

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    #150 of 269 The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World#15 of 322 People Who Should Be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

  • Tina Wesson2


    BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Tina Marie Wesson is an American nurse, motivational speaker, and reality TV personality who...  more

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    #23 of 38 The All-Time Greatest Survivor Winners#12 of 13 Winners Of 'Survivor': Where Are They Now?

  • Dixie Carter3

    AgeDec. at 71 (1939-2010)

    BirthplaceMcLemoresville, Tennessee, USA

    Dixie Virginia Carter (May 25, 1939 – April 10, 2010) was an American film, television and...  more

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    #525 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#36 of 105 Celebrities Who Have Starred on Broadway

  • Bernard King4

    Bernard King

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    Bernard King (born December 4, 1956) is an American retired professional basketball player at...  more

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    #97 of 256 The Top NBA Players Of All Time#61 of 161 The Best NBA Players With No Championship Rings

  • Jeffrey Ashby5

    Jeffrey Ashby



    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Jeffrey Shears "Bones" Ashby (born June 16, 1954) is an American mechanical engineer, and...  more
  • Logan Marshall-Green6


    BirthplaceCharleston, South Carolina, United States of America

    Logan Marshall-Green (born November 1, 1976) is an American actor. He is known for his roles...  more
  • Min Kao7

    Min Kao



    BirthplaceZhushan, Nantou

    Min H. Kao (traditional Chinese: 高民環; simplified Chinese: 高民环; pinyin: Gāo Mínhuán) is a...  more
  • Albert Haynesworth8

    Albert Haynesworth

    Athlete, American football player


    BirthplaceHartsville, South Carolina

    Albert George Haynesworth III (born June 17, 1981) is a former American football defensive...  more

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    #55 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes#74 of 98 The Greatest Out of Shape Athletes in Sports

  • Candace Parker9

    Candace Parker

    Basketball player, Actor


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

    Candace Nicole Parker (born April 19, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who...  more

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    #3 of 48 The Top WNBA Players of All Time#181 of 240 The Best Female Athletes of All Time

  • Lou Albano10

    Lou Albano

    Wrestler, Actor

    AgeDied at 76 (1933-2009)

    Louis Vincent Albano (29 July 1933 – 14 October 2009) was an Italian-American professional...  more
  • Jason Allen11

    Jason Allen

    American football player


    BirthplaceMuscle Shoals, Alabama

    Jason Jamar Allen (born July 5, 1983) is a former American football defensive back. He was...  more
  • Charlie Ergen12

    Charlie Ergen



    BirthplaceOakridge, Tennessee

    Charles William Ergen (born March 1, 1953) is an American businessman. He is co-founder and...  more
  • Mel Tillis13

    Mel Tillis

    Singer-songwriter, Actor


    BirthplaceDover, Florida, United States of America

    Lonnie Melvin Tillis (August 8, 1932 – November 19, 2017) was an American country music singer...  more

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    #182 of 291 The Top Country Artists of All Time#73 of 215 The Greatest Classic Country & Western Artists Of All-Time

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    Clarence Brown

    Film Producer, Film Editor

    AgeDec. at 97 (1890-1987)

    BirthplaceClinton, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Clarence Leon Brown (May 10, 1890 – August 17, 1987) was an American film director....  more
  • Zach Wamp15
    Zachary Paul Wamp (born October 28, 1957) is an American politician who was the U.S....  more
  • Benjamin Wade16
    Benjamin "Coach" Wade is an American reality television personality best known for being a...  more

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    #55 of 170 The Best Survivor Contestants That Ever Played#7 of 33 The Most Days Played on Survivor

  • Chris Moneymaker17
    Christopher Bryan Moneymaker (born November 21, 1975, in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American...  more
  • Henry Cho18

    Henry Cho

    Comedian, Actor


    BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Henry Cho (born December 30, 1962) is an American stand-up comedian. His work can be heard...  more


    #17 of 24 The Funniest Asian Comedians of All Time#15 of 31 The Funniest Clean Comedians of All Time

  • Reggie White19

    Reggie White

    Actor, American football player

    AgeDied at 43 (1961-2004)

    BirthplaceChattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America

    Reginald Howard White (December 19, 1961 – December 26, 2004) was an American professional...  more

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    #98 of 150 Athletes You Didn't Know Were Conservative#24 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • Margaret Rhea Seddon20

    Margaret Rhea Seddon

    Astronaut, Physician


    BirthplaceMurfreesboro, Tennessee

    Margaret Rhea Seddon (born November 8, 1947) is a physician and retired NASA astronaut. After...  more
  • Scott Kelly21

    Scott Kelly

    Flight engineer, Astronaut


    BirthplaceOrange, New Jersey, USA

    Scott Kelly may refer to: Scott Kelly (astronaut) (born 1964), American astronaut Scott Kelly...  more
  • C. J. Watson22

    C. J. Watson

    Basketball player


    BirthplaceLas Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

    Charles "C. J." Akeem Watson Jr. (born April 17, 1984) is an American professional basketball...  more
  • Phil Roe23

    Phil Roe



    BirthplaceClarksville, Tennessee, United States of America

    Philip or Phil Roe may refer to: Phil Roe (politician) (born 1945), American politician and...  more
  • Heath Shuler24

    Heath Shuler

    Businessperson, Politician


    BirthplaceBryson City, North Carolina, United States of America

    Joseph Heath Shuler (born December 31, 1971) is an American businessman, former NFL...  more
  • Randolph Bresnik25

    Randolph Bresnik

    Astronaut, Fighter pilot


    BirthplaceFort Knox, Kentucky

    Randolph James "Komrade" Bresnik (born September 11, 1967) is a retired officer in the United...  more