University Of Alabama Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of University Of Alabama. The list includes people like Joe Namath, George Wallace, Harper Lee, Julio Jones & Bear Bryant. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as sportspersons, media personalities, leaders, miscellaneous and business people etc.
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 1 
Joe Namath
(Former American Football Player Who Played as a Quarterback)
Joe Namath
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 31, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States

Joe Namath is a former football player who was named on The Sporting News' 100 Greatest Football Players list in 1999. He established himself as a sports icon and a pop culture icon after guaranteeing a victory to his team, New York Jets, over the favorites, Baltimore Colts, and then helping his team win Super Bowl III against the Colts.

 2 
Harper Lee
(American Author Best Known for Her Novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’)
Harper Lee
21
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 28, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Monroeville, Alabama, United States
Died: February 19, 2016

Harper Lee was an American novelist who wrote the Pulitzer Prize-winning classic To Kill a Mockingbird. Despite publishing only two books, Lee was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature, such was her impact in the world of literature. A friend of Truman Capote, Lee has been portrayed by popular actresses in Capote's biographical films.

 3 
Jalen Hurts
(American football player)
Jalen Hurts
23
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 4 
Tua Tagovailoa
(American Football Quarterback)
Tua Tagovailoa
25
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: ʻEwa Beach, Hawaii
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 5 
Derrick Henry
(American football player)
Derrick Henry
43
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yulee, Florida, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 6 
Henry Ruggs
(American football Player)
Henry Ruggs
68
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 24, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 7 
Bart Starr
(American football quarterback and coach)
Bart Starr
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 9, 1934
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: May 26, 2019
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 8 
Julio Jones
(American Football Wide Receiver)
Julio Jones
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Foley, Alabama, United States

American football player Julio Jones has been an important member of the Atlanta Falcons of the NFL since 2011. Renowned for his leaping and catching ability, Jones is considered one of the greatest receivers ever and the best wide receiver of the current generation. He became the fastest to reach 10,000 receiving yards in the history of NFL in 2018.

 9 
Jim Nabors
(Actor)
Jim Nabors
51
Birthdate: June 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sylacauga, Alabama, United States
Died: November 30, 2017
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 10 
Timothy Francis Leary
(American Psychologist and Writer Known for His Strong Advocacy of Psychedelic Drugs)
Timothy Francis Leary
11
Birthdate: October 22, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Springfield, Massachusetts, United States
Died: May 31, 1996

Psychologist and former Harvard professor Timothy Leary was an advocate of psychedelic drugs. His research experiments included the controversial Concord Prison Experiment and Marsh Chapel Experiment. After being fired from Harvard for his actions, he continued promoting his theories through catchphrases such as “turn on, tune in, drop out.”

 11 
Dabo Swinney
(American Football Coach)
Dabo Swinney
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 20, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Dabo Swinney is an American football coach. The highest-paid coach in college athletics history, Dabo Swinney helped the Clemson Tigers of the Clemson University win two national championships; he is the second-most successful head coach in Clemson history, only behind Frank Howard.

 12 
Kaitlan Collins
(American Journalist and Chief White House Correspondent for 'CNN')
Kaitlan Collins
27
Birthdate: April 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Prattville, Alabama, United States

Kaitlan Collins is one of the most popular and influential American journalists of the current generation. As a White House correspondent for CNN, Collins traveled to at least six different countries with Donald Trump. She made headlines when she questioned Trump about Vladimir Putin, for which she was forbidden from attending a Trump administration press conference in 2018.

 13 
E. O. Wilson
(Biologist)
E. O. Wilson
6
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Died: December 26, 2021

E. O. Wilson is an American naturalist, biologist, and writer. An influential biologist, Wilson has earned several nicknames, such as The Darwin of the 21st century. He has also been referred to as the father of biodiversity and the father of sociobiology. In 1995, he was ranked among the most influential American personalities by Time magazine.

 14 
Bear Bryant
(One of the Greatest College Football Coaches of All Time)
Bear Bryant
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 11, 1913
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cleveland County, Arkansas, United States
Died: January 26, 1983

Bear Bryant was an American football player who represented the Crimson Tide of the University of Alabama. Bryant is remembered for his illustrious career as a coach. He served as the head coach of the Crimson Tide for 25 years, during which he helped his team win six national championships. He is regarded as the greatest college football coach ever.

 15 
Robert Horry
(Basketball Player)
Robert Horry
13
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 25, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Andalusia, Alabama, USA
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
 16 
Sonequa Martin-Green
(Actress)
Sonequa Martin-Green
20
Birthdate: March 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Russellville, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 17 
Amari Cooper
(American Football player)
Amari Cooper
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 17, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 18 
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
(American football player)
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 19 
Josh Jacobs
(American Football player)
Josh Jacobs
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 20 
Bobby Bowden
(One of the Greatest College Football Coaches of All Time)
Bobby Bowden
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 8, 1929
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama
Died: August 8, 2021
 21 
Mark Ingram Jr.
(American Football player)
Mark Ingram Jr.
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hackensack, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 22 
Fannie Flagg
(Actress)
Fannie Flagg
11
Birthdate: September 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, USA
 23 
Marillyn Hewson
(CEO of Lockheed Martin (2013-2020))
Marillyn Hewson
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: December 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Junction City, Kansas, United States
 24 
Trent Richardson
(Football player)
Trent Richardson
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pensacola, Florida, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 25 
Collin Sexton
(Basketball player)
Collin Sexton
12
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marietta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 26 
Najee Harris
(American football player)
Najee Harris
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Martinez, California, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 27 
Eddie Lacy
(American Football player)
Eddie Lacy
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Gretna, Louisiana, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 28 
Jerry Jeudy
(American football player)
Jerry Jeudy
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 24, 1999
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Deerfield Beach, Florida, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 29 
Hannah Brown
(YouTube Star)
Hannah Brown
4
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: September 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 30 
George Wallace
(45th governor of Alabama, Politician)
George Wallace
20
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 25, 1919
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Clio, Alabama, United States
Died: September 13, 1998

Four-time Alabama governor George Wallace was known for his segregationist views. He ran for president multiple times. After an assassination attempt that left him paralyzed, he softened his stance on segregation and appointed two black members in the same cabinet. He remains the fourth longest-tenured U.S. governor in history.

 31 
Shaun Alexander
(Football player)
Shaun Alexander
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Florence, Kentucky, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 32 
Mac Jones
(Football player)
Mac Jones
27
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 33 
Dont'a Hightower
(American Football player)
Dont'a Hightower
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lewisburg, Tennessee, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 34 
Latrell Sprewell
(Basketball Player)
Latrell Sprewell
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 35 
Minkah Fitzpatrick
(American football player)
Minkah Fitzpatrick
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 17, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Old Bridge, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 36 
Joe Scarborough
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives From Florida's 1st District (1995 - 2001))
Joe Scarborough
13
Birthdate: April 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Joe Scarborough has represented Florida’s 1st district from 1995 to 2001. He co-hosts Morning Joe on MSNBC, with his wife. He has written several books, hosted a radio show, and also released an EP. Earlier, as an attorney, he had represented Michael F. Griffin, accused of murdering physician David Gunn.
 37 
A. J. McCarron
(American football player)
A. J. McCarron
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 38 
Quinnen Williams
(American football player)
Quinnen Williams
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 39 
John Hannah
(American Football Player)
John Hannah
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 4, 1951
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Canton, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 40 
Landon Collins
(American Football player)
Landon Collins
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 41 
Sela Ward
(Actress, Author and Producer Known for Her Role as ‘Teddy Reed’ in the TV Series ‘Sisters’)
Sela Ward
67
Birthdate: July 11, 1956
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Meridian, Mississippi, United States

Sela Ann Ward is best known for her Emmy-winning role of Teddy Reed in Sisters. She won another Emmy and a Golden Globe for playing Lily Manning in Once and Again. Fans also loved her in the series House and CSI: NY, and the movie The Day After Tomorrow.

 42 
Tony Nathan
(American Football Player)
Tony Nathan
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 14, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 43 
Gay Talese
(Writer)
Gay Talese
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ocean City, New Jersey, U.S.
 44 
Roy Moore
(Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama)
Roy Moore
9
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 11, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gadsden, Alabama, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 45 
Eddie Jackson
(Football player)
Eddie Jackson
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 10, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 46 
O. J. Howard
(American Football Player)
O. J. Howard
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 19, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Prattville, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 47 
Ozzie Newsome
(American football player)
Ozzie Newsome
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 16, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Muscle Shoals, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 48 
DeMeco Ryans
(American football player, Coach)
DeMeco Ryans
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bessemer, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 49 
Herbert Jones
(Basketball player)
Herbert Jones
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 50 
Holland Smith
(General in the United States Marine Corps During World War II)
Holland Smith
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 20, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hatchechubbee, Alabama, United States
Died: January 12, 1967
The famous University of Alabama, founded in the early 19th centuries is one of the best places to study in the United States. The American media firm ‘U.S News & World Report’ has ranked this university among 50 institutions in the United States on many occasions. The institution also has a rich political history. Apparently, the University of Alabama has witnessed several political gatherings to address the ‘American Civil War’ and ‘African-American Civil Rights Movement’ issues. Former Governor of Alabama, George Wallace’s infamous political event ‘Stand In The Schoolhouse Door’, took place in the premises of this educational institution. The university is spread over a distance of 1970 acres and around 297 buildings are located on the campus. Apart from its highly qualified professors and the fact that the university imparts great education, this institution has also been talked about for its notable alumni. Noted entrepreneur Jimmy Wales, the founder of ‘Wikipedia’, the virtual encyclopedia, is an alumnus who has made the University of Alabama immensely proud. The popular magazine ‘Time’ had mentioned Jimmy Wales in their list of ‘100 Most Influential People In The World’. Other noteworthy personalities who studied at this university are American politicians Jefferson Sessions and Richard Shelby, actress Sela Ward, biologist E.O Wilson and former footballer Shaun Alexander. Some of these individuals have become household names because of their outstanding accomplishments. Here’s a list which consists of the names of several noteworthy celebrities who were once students of the University of Alabama.