Auburn University Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of Auburn University. The list includes people like Lionel Richie, Charles Barkley, Bo Jackson, Tim Cook & Meghan McCarthy. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as singers, film & theater personalities, miscellaneous, sportspersons and musicians etc.
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 1 
Charles Barkley
(American Former Professional Basketball Player and TV Analyst)
Charles Barkley
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Leeds, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 2 
Lionel Richie
(Co-Lead Singer Of Funk Band The Commodores)
Lionel Richie
24
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: June 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Tuskegee, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 3 
Tim Cook
(Chief Executive Officer of 'Apple Inc.')
Tim Cook
47
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: November 1, 1960
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 4 
Octavia Spencer
(The First Black Actress to Have Received two Successive Nominations at the Oscars)
Octavia Spencer
29
Birthdate: May 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 5 
Bo Jackson
(Former Baseball & Football Player, the Only Professional Athlete in History to be Named an 'All-Star' in Both)
Bo Jackson
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 30, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, United States
 6 
Frank Thomas
(Baseball player)
Frank Thomas
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 7 
Sunisa Lee
(Gymnast)
Sunisa Lee
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 2003
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
 8 
Jimmy Wales
(Internet Entrepreneur, Webmaster and Co-Founder of the Online Encyclopedia ‘Wikipedia’)
Jimmy Wales
5
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: August 7, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 9 
Josh Donaldson
(Baseball player)
Josh Donaldson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States
 10 
Kevin Greene
(American Football player)
Kevin Greene
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
Died: December 21, 2020
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 11 
Apollo Crews
(Wrestler)
Apollo Crews
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 12 
Lloyd Austin
(Military personnel)
Lloyd Austin
8
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 8, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mobile
 13 
Eugene Sledge
(Biologist, Soldier, Academic, University teacher, Writer)
Eugene Sledge
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 4, 1923
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mobile
Died: March 3, 2001
 14 
Malik Willis
(American football player)
Malik Willis
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 25, 1999
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 15 
Jarrett Stidham
(American Football player)
Jarrett Stidham
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Corbin, Kentucky, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 16 
Marty Jannetty
(Wrestlers)
Marty Jannetty
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 17 
Richard Marcinko
(Navy officer)
Richard Marcinko
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lansford, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: December 25, 2021
 18 
Taylor Hicks
(Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Taylor Hicks
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Miramar
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 19 
Toni Tennille
(Singer-songwriter)
Toni Tennille
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 20 
Katherine Webb
5
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 21 
Ken Mattingly
(American Astronaut and One of the 24 People to Have Flown to the Moon)
Ken Mattingly
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 17, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chicago
 22 
Victoria Jackson
(Actor, Television actor)
Victoria Jackson
3
Listed In:
Birthdate: August 2, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Miami
 23 
Rob Bironas
(American football player - Placekicker)
Rob Bironas
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 29, 1978
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Died: September 29, 2014
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 24 
Sharife Cooper
(Basketball player)
Sharife Cooper
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 11, 2001
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 25 
Bobby Goldsboro
(Singer-songwriter)
Bobby Goldsboro
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marianna, Florida, United States
 26 
Josh Hopkins
3
Birthdate: September 12, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 27 
Kimberly Page
(Professional wrestler)
Kimberly Page
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 28 
Tarana Burke
(Activist)
Tarana Burke
4
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, U.S.
 29 
Cody Parkey
(American football player)
Cody Parkey
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jupiter, Florida, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 30 
Brandon Jacobs
(American football player)
Brandon Jacobs
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 6, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Napoleonville, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 31 
Kerryon Johnson
(American football player)
Kerryon Johnson
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 30, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 32 
Laure Manaudou
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Villeurbanne, France
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 33 
Davion Mitchell
(Basketball player)
Davion Mitchell
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hinesville, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 34 
Isaac Okoro
(Basketball player)
Isaac Okoro
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 26, 2001
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 35 
Dee Ford
(American football player)
Dee Ford
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 19, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Odenville, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 36 
Greg Robinson
(American football player)
Greg Robinson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Thibodaux, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 37 
Jason Campbell
(American football player)
Jason Campbell
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 31, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Laurel, Mississippi, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 38 
Kate Higgins
(Actor, Singer, Jazz musician, Pianist)
Kate Higgins
1
Birthdate: August 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Charlottesville
 39 
Nick Fairley
(American football player)
Nick Fairley
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 40 
Jason Dufner
(Golfer)
Jason Dufner
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cleveland
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 41 
Cadillac Williams
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gadsden, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 42 
Vince Dooley
(Basketball player, American football player)
Vince Dooley
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 4, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
 43 
Tim Hudson
(Baseball player)
Tim Hudson
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 44 
Holland Smith
(Officer)
Holland Smith
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Alabama
Died: January 12, 1967
 45 
Heath Evans
(American football player)
Heath Evans
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 30, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 46 
Takeo Spikes
(Former American football linebacker)
Takeo Spikes
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 47 
Darius Slayton
(American football player)
Darius Slayton
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Norcross, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 48 
Sammie Coates
(American football player)
Sammie Coates
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 31, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Leroy, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 49 
Bo Nix
(American football player)
Bo Nix
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 25, 2000
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pinson, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 50 
Colby Rasmus
(Baseball player)
Colby Rasmus
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Columbus, Georgia, United States
Auburn University or AU is a private research university based out of Auburn, Alabama. Being one of the handpicked universities in the United States to be deemed as land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research centers, the university has come a long way since its inception in 1856. Covering a massive 1841 acres, the campus is home to the wonderful student body comprising of over 28,290 students who have the opportunity to pursue over 140 majors in undergraduate, graduate and professional courses. The state’s first public land-grant university, Auburn University enjoys a wide international presence, with over 800 international students and 800 AU students pursuing their education abroad through study abroad programs. Auburn University also gives its students a chance to flourish within its campus by offering the opportunity to be a part of more than 300 clubs and organizations. Auburn University offers programs in various areas of study such as Architecture, Liberal Arts, Education, Nursing, Engineering, and Business and so on. With an impressive list of alumni’s who’ve gone on to achieve great heights in their professional careers, Auburn University is the place where various legends had their humble beginnings. Some of the famous celebrities who went to Auburn University are Tim Cook, Octavia Spencer, Jimmy Wales and Cam Newton. Here’s a list of famous personalities who once attended Auburn University.