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Famous West Texas A&M University Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 4.1k views50 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to West Texas A&M University and be of some renown.

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?”
  • 1
    Tully Blanchard

    Tully Blanchard

    Wrestler, Actor


    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    Tully Arthur Blanchard (born January 22, 1954) is an American retired professional wrestler.... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Bruiser Brody

    AgeDec. at 42 (1946-1988)

    Frank Donald Goodish (June 18, 1946 – July 17, 1988) was an American professional wrestler who... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Maurice Cheeks

    Maurice Cheeks

    Basketball player, Coach


    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Maurice Edward Cheeks (born September 8, 1956) is an American former professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4


    BirthplaceTexas, Amarillo, Potter County, Contiguous United States, Area code 806

    John True Smithee (born September 7, 1951) is an Amarillo attorney who has been since January... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Larry Combest

    Larry Combest



    BirthplaceMemphis, Texas, United States of America

    Larry Ed Combest (born March 20, 1945) is a retired Texas Republican U.S. politician who was a... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Mercury Morris

    Mercury Morris

    American football player


    BirthplacePittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Eugene Edward "Mercury" Morris (born January 5, 1947) is a former American football running... more on Wikipedia


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    AgeDec. at 94 (1901-1995)

    BirthplaceBelton, Texas

    James Evetts Haley Sr. (July 5, 1901 – October 9, 1995), usually known as J. Evetts Haley, was... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Chaun Thompson

    Chaun Thompson

    American football player


    BirthplaceMount Pleasant, Texas

    Chaun Thompson (born May 22, 1980 in Mt. Pleasant, Texas) is a former American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 9

    Cloyce Box

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 70 (1923-1993)

    BirthplaceHamilton, Texas

    Cloyce Kennedy Box (August 24, 1923 – October 24, 1993) was an American football player and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Larry Conners

    Larry Conners


    BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri

    News 4 Anchor ' ' ' Larry Conners ' ' ' came to KMOV Channel 4 in December 1986 as Co-Anchor...
  • 11
    Jerry Logan

    Jerry Logan

    American football player


    BirthplaceGraham, Texas

    Jerry Don Logan (born August 27, 1941) is a former American football player. He played as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    John Ayers

    John Ayers

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 42 (1953-1995)

    BirthplaceCarrizo Springs, Texas

    John Ayers (April 14, 1953 – October 2, 1995) was a National Football League offensive lineman... more on Wikipedia
  • 13

    Alondra Johnson

    American football player


    BirthplaceGardena, California

    Alondra Johnson (born July 22, 1965) was a Canadian Football League linebacker who played... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Anita Thigpen Perry


    BirthplaceHaskell, Texas, United States of America

    Mary Anita Thigpen Perry (born May 5, 1952) is the wife of Rick Perry. She was the... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Ray Brown

    Ray Brown

    American football player


    BirthplaceFort Worth, Texas

    Raymond Madison Brown (born January 12, 1949 in Fort Worth, Texas) is a former American... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Reggie McElroy

    American football player


    BirthplaceBeaumont, Texas

    Reggie McElroy (born March 4, 1960 in Beaumont, Texas) was a National Football League... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Steve Kragthorpe

    Steve Kragthorpe

    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplaceMissoula, Montana

    Steven Jon Kragthorpe (born April 28, 1965) is an American football coach and former player. ... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Duane Thomas

    Duane Thomas

    Professional Boxer, American football player


    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Duane Julius Thomas (born June 21, 1947) is a former American football running back in the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19

    William R. Klesse

    Bill Klesse is the chairman and CEO of Valero Energy Corporation. Mr. Klesse received a... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    John Holt

    John Holt

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 54 (1959-2013)

    BirthplaceLawton, Oklahoma

    John Stephanie Holt (May 14, 1959 – February 13, 2013) was an American football Cornerback in... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    James Michael Weatherwax (born January 9, 1943) is a former American football player. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Pat McCoy

    American football player


    Pat McCoy may refer to: Pat McCoy (American football) (born 1980), American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    William Clarence "Bill" Sarpalius (; born January 10, 1948) is a former Democratic member of... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Tito Santana

    Tito Santana

    American football player


    BirthplaceMission, Texas, USA

    Merced Solis (born May 10, 1953), better known by the ring name Tito Santana, is an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25
    Red Steagall

    Red Steagall

    Songwriter, Singer-songwriter


    BirthplaceGainesville, Texas, United States of America

    Russell Steagall is a multitalented showbusiness personality whose career has covered a period... more on Wikipedia