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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, like Maurice Cheeks and Tito Santana.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to West Texas A&M University?” and “Which celebrities are West Texas A&M University alumni?”

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Tully Blanchard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Wrestler, Actor, Minister of religion Tully Arthur Blanchard is a semi-retired second generation American professional wrestler. He is best known as an original member of the Four Horsemen. He worked for most of the major ...more

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Bruiser Brody is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Wrestler Frank Donald Goodish was an American professional wrestler who earned his greatest fame under the names King Kong Brody and Bruiser Brody. Goodish was an All-State football and basketball player ...more

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Maurice Cheeks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Basketball player, Coach Maurice Edward "Mo" Cheeks is an American retired professional basketball player. He was previously an assistant coach for the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was the head coach of the ...more

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John T. Smithee is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Lawyer John True Smithee is an Amarillo attorney who has been the Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 86 in the Texas Panhandle since January 1985. Although Smithee ...more

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Larry Combest is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Politician Larry Ed Combest is a retired Texas Republican U.S. politician who was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1985 to 2003.

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Mercury Morris is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
American football player Eugene Edward "Mercury" Morris, is a former American football player, nicknamed early on for his quickness when running with the ball. Morris was a running back and kick returner for ...more

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J. Evetts Haley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Historian James Evetts Haley, Sr., usually known as J. Evetts Haley, was a Texas-born political activist and historian who wrote multiple works on the American West, including an enduring biography of ...more

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Chaun Thompson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Chaun Thompson American football player Chaun Thompson is a former American football linebacker. He was originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at West Texas

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Cloyce Box is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
American football player Cloyce Kennedy Box was an American football end in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions, where he was voted into two Pro Bowls. He played college football at Louisiana Tech in 1944 ...more

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Larry Conners is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Newsreader News 4 Anchor ' ' ' Larry Conners ' ' ' came to KMOV Channel 4 in December 1986 as Co-Anchor of "News 4 St. Louis" at 5 and 10 pm on Weekdays joined by Vickie Newton. Since moving to ...more

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Jerry Logan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
American football player Jerry Don Logan is a former American football player. He played as a safety for ten seasons in the NFL. He was a part of the Baltimore Colts Super Bowl V winning team.

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John Ayers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
American football player John Ayers was a National Football League offensive lineman from 1977 through 1987. During that span, he appeared in two Super Bowls: Super Bowl XVI and Super Bowl XIX for the San Francisco ...more

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Alondra Johnson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Alondra Johnson American football player Alondra Johnson was a Canadian Football League linebacker who played sixteen seasons in the CFL, mainly for the Calgary Stampeders. Johnson was a three-time All Star and won Grey Cups with ...more

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Anita Thigpen Perry is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Nurse Anita Thigpen Perry was the longest-serving First Lady of Texas, and the wife of Governor Rick Perry. As First Lady of Texas, she had been an active advocate for nursing and other health care ...more

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Ray Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Ray Brown American football player Raymond Madison Brown is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round of the 1971 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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Reggie McElroy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Reggie McElroy American football player Reggie McElroy was a National Football League offensive lineman from 1982 through 1996. Now works as a defensive line coach for the Rolla Bulldogs in Rolla Missouri

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Steve Kragthorpe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player Steve Kragthorpe is an American football coach and former player. He is currently an administrative assistant for the Louisiana State University football program after previously serving as ...more

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Duane Thomas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Professional Boxer, American football player Duane Julius Thomas is a former American football running back in the National Football League who played four seasons for the Dallas Cowboys, San Diego Chargers, and Washington Redskins from ...more

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William R. Klesse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Businessperson Bill Klesse is the chairman and CEO of Valero Energy Corporation. Mr. Klesse received a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton and earned an MBA in finance from ...more

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John Holt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
John Holt American football player John Stephanie Holt was an American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts. He played college football at West Texas ...more

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Jim Weatherwax is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
James Michael Weatherwax is a former American football defensive tackle in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers. He played college football at California State University, Los ...more

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Pat McCoy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Pat McCoy American football player Patrick Anthony McCoy is a former American football offensive tackle. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played ...more

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Bill Sarpalius is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
William Clarence "Bill" Sarpalius is a former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, who from 1989 to 1995 represented Texas' 13th congressional district, a ...more

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Tito Santana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
American football player Merced Solis, better known by his ring name Tito Santana, is a Mexican-American semi-retired professional wrestler whose heyday spanned from the late 1970s to the early 1990s, though he ...more

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Red Steagall is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Red Steagall Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Actor Russell Steagall is a multitalented showbusiness personality whose career has covered a period of 35 years and has spanned the globe. He has performed for heads of state, including a special ...more

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Dalton Bell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Dalton Bell American football player Dalton Bell is a former Canadian football quarterback. He most recently played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted ...more

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George Allen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
American football player George Robert Allen is a former American football defensive tackle in the American Football League. He played college football at West Texas State University, and played professionally for the ...more

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Ed Meyer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Clarence Edwin Meyer is a former American football player. An offensive tackle and guard, he played professionally in the American Football League for the Buffalo Bills. He was drafted by the ...more

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Ralph Anderson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Ralph Anderson Ralph Edward Anderson is a former professional American football defensive back in the National Football League. After attending West Texas State, Anderson was drafted in the 5th round of the ...more

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Earl Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Earl Goodwin was a professional football player from Paducah, Texas. After going to high school in Colorado, Goodwin attended Bucknell University and West Texas A&M University. Goodwin made ...more

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Grady Hazlewood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Lawyer Grady Hazlewood was a Democratic member of the Texas State Senate from 1941 to 1971, having represented the Amarillo-based District 31 in the Panhandle. He was sometimes known as "the old ...more

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Billy Cross is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Billy Cross William Jarrel Cross was a professional American football player who played running back for three seasons for the Chicago Cardinals. He finished his career as an all-star in the Interprovincial ...more

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Jesse Cross is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Jesse Cross Brigadier General Jesse R. Cross, USA was the 50th Quartermaster General of the United States Army and the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Quartermaster School at Fort Lee, Virginia.

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Rocky Thompson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Rocky Thompson Ralph Gary "Rocky" Symonds-Thompson is a former American football player for the New York Giants in the National Football League. Thompson, a running back/wide receiver, played college ...more

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Kolo Kapanui is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Kolo Kapanui Kolo Kapanui is a former American football tight end. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at West Texas A&M. He was cut by ...more

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Myrl Goodwin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Myrl Goodwin was a professional football player from Paducah, Texas. After going to high school in Colorado, Goodwin attended Bucknell University and West Texas A&M University. Goodwin made ...more

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Bob Petrich is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Bob Petrich Robert Earl "Bob" Petrich is a former professional American football defensive end in the American Football League. He played five seasons for the San Diego Chargers and the Buffalo

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Donald E. Powell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Donald E. Powell Donald E. Powell became the 18th Chairman of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on August 29, 2001, and served through late 2005. He resigned to become Federal Coordinator of Gulf ...more

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Keith Null is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Keith Null Keith Null is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at West Texas A&M. Null has also been a member of ...more

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Ben H. Guill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Ben Hugh Guill was a short-term Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas's 18th congressional district, which then encompassed the Panhandle counties. He won a ...more

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Anthony Armstrong is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Anthony Armstrong American football player Anthony A. Armstrong is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Miami Dolphins in 2008. He played college football at ...more

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Tommy Joe Coffey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Tommy Joe Coffey Tommy Joe Coffey was a Canadian Football League wide receiver and place kicker who played for the Edmonton Eskimos, Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Toronto Argonauts.

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Jesse Powell is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Jesse Powell Jesse Loy Powell was a professional American football linebacker in the National Football League. He attended West Texas A&M. He played linebacker and special teams with the Miami Dolphins ...more

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Kareem Larrimore is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Kareem Larrimore Kareem Maktrel Larrimore is a retired arena football defensive back. He was originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. In his career, he played for the ...more

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Stan Sigman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Stan Sigman Stanley T. Sigman was president and chief executive officer of wireless at AT&T—the USA's largest wireless provider. A long-time wireless industry leader, Sigman has held similar positions ...more

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Charly Martin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Charly Martin American football player Charly Martin is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at West ...more

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J'Marcus Webb is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
American football player J'Marcus Webb is an American football offensive tackle for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He ...more

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Stephen Burton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Stephen Burton American football player Stephen Burton is a American football wide receiver who is currently a member of the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the seventh ...more

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Trent Sisemore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Pilot, Businessperson Trent Sisemore is the former Mayor of Amarillo, Texas. He served as Mayor for two terms from 2001–2005 and as Amarillo City Commissioner for three terms from 1995-2001. Sisemore was preceded as ...more

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Bryan Braman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni
Bryan Braman American football player Bryan Braman is an American football linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played ...more