University Of South Carolina Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of University Of South Carolina. The list includes people like America Ferrera, Darius Rucker, Ainsley Earhardt, Jenilee Harrison & Robert F. Furchgott. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as singers, miscellaneous, media personalities, sportspersons and artists & painters etc.
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Mike Colter
(Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series: ‘Luke Cage’, ‘The Defenders’ and ‘Jessica Jones’)
Mike Colter
12
Birthdate: August 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States

Mike Colter is an American actor known for portraying the eponymous character in the popular streaming television series Luke Cage. Thanks to his association with Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2015, Mike Colter is often credited with playing an important role in improving Marvel Television's business over the last few years.

 2 
Wade Boggs
(Baseball Player)
Wade Boggs
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 15, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 3 
Trey Gowdy
(Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from South Carolina's 4th district)
Trey Gowdy
40
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 22, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Trey Gowdy, former representative for South Carolina's 4th congressional district, has also been a federal prosecutor and a district attorney. He led the investigations into the Benghazi attack and Hillary Clinton's email server, and has chaired the House Oversight Committee. He now works for Fox News and a legal firm.
 4 
Darius Rucker
(Singer, Guitarist)
Darius Rucker
15
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina
Darius Rucker gained fame as the lead singer and guitarist of the rock band Hootie & the Blowfish. He then launched a solo career, releasing Billboard-charting hits such as Wagon Wheel and True Believers. He became the first Black American singer to win the Country Music Association New Artist Award.
 5 
Ainsley Earhardt
(Television News Anchor, Journalist and Co-Host of News Show ‘Fox & Friends’)
Ainsley Earhardt
39
Birthdate: September 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

Ainsley Earhardt is an American journalist and television personality known for her association with Fox News. A co-host of popular daily morning news/talk program Fox & Friends, Ainsley Earhardt has been an important member of Fox News Channel since 2007. She has also had quite an impact as a writer, having published children's books, such as Take Heart, My Child.

 6 
Jasper Johns
(Painter, Sculptor, Costume designer)
Jasper Johns
3
Birthdate: May 15, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Augusta

Presidential Medal-winning artist Jasper Johns is best known for his contribution to the pop art movement. His paintings revolve around subjects such as flags, numbers, and letters, whereas he has also gained fame for his cast sculpture art such as Painted Bronze. He also once experimented by attaching strings to his art.

 7 
Deebo Samuel
(American football player)
Deebo Samuel
17
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Inman, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 8 
Stephon Gilmore
(American football cornerback)
Stephon Gilmore
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: , Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 9 
Bianca Belair
(American Professional Wrestler)
Bianca Belair
18
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 10 
Zig Ziglar
(Writer)
Zig Ziglar
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 6, 1926
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Coffee County, Alabama, United States
Died: November 28, 2012
 11 
Deacon Jones
(American Football Player)
Deacon Jones
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 9, 1938
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Eatonville, Florida, United States
Died: June 3, 2013
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 12 
Sterling Sharpe
(American Football Players)
Sterling Sharpe
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 6, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 13 
Alex English
(American Former Professional Basketball Player, Coach, and Businessman)
Alex English
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
 14 
Te'a Cooper
(Basketball player)
Te'a Cooper
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 15 
Toro y Moi
(Musician)
Toro y Moi
6
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 7, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
 16 
Alshon Jeffery
(Football player)
Alshon Jeffery
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Saint Matthews, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 17 
Lilian Garcia
(Singer, Ring announcer, Beauty pageant contestant)
Lilian Garcia
5
Birthdate: August 19, 1966
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Juan

The daughter of a US Embassy employee, Lilian Garcia was born in Spain. She was a singer as a child and worked as an RJ after graduation, following which she soared to fame as a WWE announcer. She scripted history when she became the first female announcer at WrestleMania.

 18 
Jenilee Harrison
3
Birthdate: June 12, 1958
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: orthridge, Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 19 
Robert Kardashian
55
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 22, 1944
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: September 30, 2003

An attorney, Robert Kardashian gained national recognition as O. J. Simpson's defense attorney during Simpson's infamous murder trial in 1995. Even though he was friends with Simpson at the time of the trial, he stopped talking to him later on. He was once married to Kris Kardashian and fathered Kourtney, Kimberly, Khloé, and Rob Kardashian with her.

 20 
Lindsey Graham
(United States Senator)
Lindsey Graham
38
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 9, 1955
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Central, South Carolina, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 21 
Dan Reeves
(American Football Coach)
Dan Reeves
4
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 19, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Americus, Georgia, United States
Died: January 1, 2022
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 22 
J. Marion Sims
(Surgeon)
J. Marion Sims
6
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 25, 1813
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lancaster County, South Carolina, United States
Died: November 13, 1883

Known as The Father of Modern Gynaecology, J. Marion Sims is remembered for developing a surgical method to deal with vesicovaginal fistula, a childbirth-related complication. However, since his experiments were conducted on Black slave-women, without anesthesia, they were later deemed unethical. He had also headed the American Gynecological Society.

 23 
Hayden Hurst
(Football player)
Hayden Hurst
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 24 
A'ja Wilson
(Basketball player)
A'ja Wilson
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hopkins, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 25 
Jadeveon Clowney
(American football player)
Jadeveon Clowney
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 26 
Donna Rice
(Author)
Donna Rice
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 7, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 27 
Stanley Donen
(American film and dance director)
Stanley Donen
2
Birthdate: April 13, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina,USA
Died: February 21, 2019
 28 
Lee Atwater
(Political consultant)
Lee Atwater
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Died: March 29, 1991
 29 
Marion Motley
(American football player)
Marion Motley
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 5, 1920
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Leesburg, Georgia
Died: June 27, 1999
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 30 
Mark Dantonio
(American football coach)
Mark Dantonio
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, United States
 31 
Marcus Lattimore
(American football player)
Marcus Lattimore
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Duncan, South Carolina, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 32 
Leeza Gibbons
(TV Host)
Leeza Gibbons
2
Birthdate: March 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hartsville, South Carolina, USA
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 33 
Jaycee Horn
(American Football Player)
Jaycee Horn
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 26, 1999
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 34 
Bob McNair
(Former Owner of the National Football League team 'The Houston Texans')
Bob McNair
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tampa, Florida, United States
Died: November 23, 2018

Apart from owning NFL's Houston Texans, Bob McNair also gained fame as a self-made billionaire, who made it to the Forbes 400 in 2018. After a streak of failures in business, he finally managed to succeed with Cogen Technologies. He also headed the real-estate firm The McNair Group.

 35 
Jared Cook
(American football tight end)
Jared Cook
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 36 
Melvin Ingram
(American football player)
Melvin Ingram
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hamlet, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 37 
Jackie Bradley Jr.
(Baseball player)
Jackie Bradley Jr.
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 38 
Charlie Weis
(Coach, Head coach)
Charlie Weis
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 30, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Trenton
 39 
Duce Staley
(American Football Player)
Duce Staley
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: West Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 40 
Firdous Bamji
(Actor, Writer)
Firdous Bamji
0
Birthdate: May 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 41 
Javon Kinlaw
(American Football Defensive Tackle)
Javon Kinlaw
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 3, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Trinidad and Tobago
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 42 
Sam Wyche
(American football player)
Sam Wyche
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: January 2, 2020
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 43 
Amos Lee
(Singer)
Amos Lee
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: June 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
 44 
Benjamin R. Tillman
(Politician)
Benjamin R. Tillman
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 11, 1847
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Trenton, South Carolina, United States
Died: July 3, 1918
 45 
Josh Awotunde
(American Shot Putter)
Josh Awotunde
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 12, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Lanham, Maryland, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 46 
Ryan Succop
(American football player)
Ryan Succop
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hickory, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 47 
Brian Bowen
(Basketball Player)
Brian Bowen
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1998
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 48 
D. J. Swearinger
(American Football Player)
D. J. Swearinger
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Greenwood, South Carolina, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 49 
Mike Dunleavy Sr.
(Basketball player)
Mike Dunleavy Sr.
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 21, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 50 
Simon Fairweather
(Archer)
Simon Fairweather
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 9, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
Popularly called as the USC, SC, South Carolina, or Carolina, the ‘University of South Carolina’ is by far one of the most popular institutions to graduate from. As per the ‘Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’ this outstanding institution has been ranked as an institution having the ‘highest research activity’. The kind of students who graduate from this institution are out rightly one of the best this world can have. The ‘University of Carolina’ has a vast range of degrees to offer its students, right from bachelor’s to doctorates, they have around 350 programs. With over 49,220 students, this institution is not easy to get into only the best among the lot manage to get admission in this prestigious educational center. The university laid its foundation on December 19, 1801 and ever since then has been churning out one of the brightest minds in the world. The alumnus of the ‘University of South Carolina’ has been responsible for some of the most eminent personalities of the world. Some of the famous people who have carved a niche for themselves in different fields are the famous singer Darius Rucker, the outstanding basketball player, Alex English, the popular journalist, Ainsley Earhardt or for that matter the very beautiful host Leeza Gibbons. These celebrities have made a mark for themselves in this competitive world and have held up the name of the institution they have graduated from.