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Famous Valdosta State University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 9k views31 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to Valdosta State University and be of some renown.

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

Everything from Pauley Perrette to Nancy Grace is included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Valdosta State University?” and “Which celebrities are Valdosta State University alumni?”
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    Commentator, Television Show Host


    BirthplaceMacon, Georgia, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Nancy Ann Grace (born October 23, 1959) is an American legal commentator and television journalist. She was the host of Nancy Grace from 2005 to 2016, which was a nightly celebrity news and current...  more

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    Poet, Civil Rights Advocate


    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Pauley Perrette (born March 27, 1969) is an American actress. She is known for playing Abby Sciuto on the television series NCIS, from 2003 to 2018. She is also a published writer, singer, and civil...  more
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    BirthplaceTifton, Georgia


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    BirthplaceAlbany, Georgia, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    James Linton Deen Jr. (born June 29, 1967) is an American cook, restaurateur, and TV personality.He is the first and oldest son of culinary celebrity Paula Deen. with his younger brother, Bobby, he...  more
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    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceAdel, Georgia, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Raymond Wilkes "Ray" McKinnon (born November 15, 1957) is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer....  more
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    Baseball player


    BirthplaceLawrenceville, Georgia

    Jason Patrick Bulger (born December 6, 1978) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. Bulger played college baseball at Valdosta State University....  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    R. Randolph Brinson (born 1957) is a political activist and physician sub-specializing in gastroenterology from Montgomery, Alabama. In 2003 Brinson founded Redeem the Vote, an organization...  more
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    BirthplaceMiami Beach, Florida

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael Jancey "Briny" Baird (born May 11, 1972) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and Tour. Baird was born in Miami Beach, Florida. He played varsity golf in...  more
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    American football player


    BirthplaceGriffin, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Jessie Floyd Tuggle, III (born April 4, 1965) is a former professional American football linebacker who played for the Atlanta Falcons his entire career from 1987 to 2000. He graduated from Valdosta...  more
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    American football player


    BirthplaceShreveport, Louisiana

    Richard Bernard Collier (born October 23, 1981) is a former professional American football player. He played offensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL) from...  more
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    American football player


    BirthplaceMoultrie, Georgia

    Antonio Edwards (born March 10, 1970 in Moultrie, Georgia) is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Seattle Seahawks, the New York Giants, the Atlanta...  more
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    BirthplaceDouglas, Georgia

    Justin Lewis is a software designer and entrepreneur, and one of the founders of NationalField, a software company that makes private social networks....  more
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    Amanda Kozak-Miliner (born July 28, 1984) is a pageant titleholder and educator from Warner Robins, Georgia who competed in the Miss America and Miss USA pageants. She is also the 2015 Georgia...  more
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    American football player


    BirthplaceValdosta, Georgia

    Dusty Bonner (born October 27, 1978) is a former American football quarterback. He was a standout Harlon Hill Trophy winner in 2000 and 2001 while playing for Valdosta State University, and was...  more
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    NationalityUnited States of America

    Michael S. Piazza is a spiritual visionary, author, and social justice advocate who currently serves as interim pastor of First Presbyterian Church in New Canaan, CT. He previously served as senior...  more
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    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplaceDavenport, Iowa

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Dana Carl Holgorsen (born June 21, 1971) is the head football coach at the University of Houston. He was the head coach at West Virginia University from 2011 to 2018. During his coaching career he...  more
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    Charles Artie Ulmer (born July 30, 1973) is a former professional American football linebacker in the National Football League. He played for the Minnesota Vikings (1997), the Denver Broncos (1999),...  more
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    Dominique Ross (born January 12, 1972 in Jacksonville, Florida) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He also was a member of the...  more
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    American football player


    BirthplaceMcKeesport, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Maurice Lamar Leggett (also known as Mo Leggett) (born October 2, 1986 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania) is an American football cornerback for the Albany Empire of the Arena Football League. He was...  more
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    Tim Golden may refer to: Tim Golden (politician), Republican member of the Georgia State Senate Tim Golden (journalist), investigative journalist Tim Golden (American football) (born 1959), former...  more
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    BirthplaceValdosta, Georgia

    Amy Carter is a former Democratic-turned-Republican member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the 175th district from 2007 until her resignation on December 31, 2017, to become...  more
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    Marc Thomas Treadwell (born August 6, 1955) is a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia....  more
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    BirthplaceHawkinsville, Pulaski County, Georgia, Southeastern United States, North America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Tara Grinstead is a high school history teacher who lived in Ocilla, Georgia, USA, and has been missing since October 22, 2005. Neither police nor the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have identified...  more
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    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplaceMacon, Georgia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Chris Hatcher may refer to: Chris Hatcher (American football) (born 1973), American football coach Chris Hatcher (outfielder) (born 1969), American baseball player Chris Hatcher (pitcher) (born...  more