List of University of Alabama people

List of University of Alabama people

This is a partial list of people affiliated with The University of Alabama.


Alumni and other attendees of The University of Alabama include:

Art and Humanities

* Mark Childress, author ("Crazy in Alabama")
* William Christenberry, artist
* Borden Deal, novelist and short story writer
* Winston Groom, author ("Forrest Gump")
* Harper Lee, Pulitzer Prize winner, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird" (attended, but did not graduate)
* Gay Talese, author and journalist
* Ray Reach, jazz musician and Director of Student Jazz Programs at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame
* K. Lee Scott, internationally renowned choral composer and conductor
* Fred Nall Hollis (known professionally as Nall), internationally renowned artist


Professional basketball

=Active NBA players=

* [ Bama in the NBA -Players (most current)]
* Robert Horry, San Antonio Spurs
* Latrell Sprewell, Free Agent
* Antonio McDyess, Detroit Pistons
* Gerald Wallace, Charlotte Bobcats
* Maurice "Mo" Williams, Cleveland Cavaliers
* Jermareo Davidson, Charlotte Bobcats

Retired NBA players

* Jason Caffey, Chicago Bulls, 20th pick overall, 1995
* Leon Douglas, Detroit Pistons, 4th pick overall, 1976
* T.R. Dunn, Portland Trail Blazers, 2nd round, 1977
* Buck Johnson, Houston Rockets, 20th pick overall, 1986
* Reggie King, Kansas City Kings, 18th pick overall, 1979
* Derrick McKey, Seattle SuperSonics, 9th pick overall, 1987
* Eddie Phillips, New Jersey Nets, 21st pick overall, 1982
* James Robinson, Portland Trail Blazers, 21st pick overall, 1993
* Roy Rogers, Vancouver Grizzlies, 22nd pick overall, 1996
* Ennis Whatley, Kansas City Kings, 13th pick overall, 1983

=Active WNBA players=

*Dominique Canty, Detroit Shock, 29th pick overall, 1999

Professional Football

=Active NFL players=

* [ Bama in the NFL -Players (most current)]
* Shaun Alexander, 2005 NFL MVP, Seattle Seahawks, Drafted 1st Round 2000 (19th Overall)
* Mark Anderson, Chicago Bears
* Wesley Britt, New England Patriots
* Fernando Bryant, Detroit Lions, Drafted 1st Round 1999 (26th Overall) Jacksonville Jaguars
* Brodie Croyle, Kansas City Chiefs
* Cornelius Griffin, Washington Redskins
* Roman Harper, New Orleans Saints
* Jarret Johnson, Baltimore Ravens
* Anthony Madison, Pittsburgh Steelers
* Evan Mathis, Carolina Panthers
* Michael Myers, Denver Broncos
* Antwan Odom, Tennessee Titans
* Charlie Peprah, Green Bay Packers
* Derrick Pope, Miami Dolphins
* Ramzee Robinson, Detroit Lions, 2007's Mr. Irrelevant
* Demeco Ryans, 2006 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, Houston Texans
* Chris Samuels, Washington Redskins, Drafted 1st Round 2000 (3rd Overall)
* Justin Smiley, San Francisco 49ers
* Deshea Townsend, Pittsburgh Steelers
* Shaud Williams, Buffalo Bills
* Le'Ron McClain, Baltimore Ravens
* Tim Castille, Arizona Cardinals

Retired NFL players

* Cornelius Bennett, most notably with the Buffalo Bills, Drafted 1st Round 1987 (2nd Overall)
* Howard Cross, New York Giants
* John Hannah, New England Patriots, Drafted 1st Round 1973(4th Overall)
* Bobby Humphrey, Denver Broncos
* Don Hutson, Green Bay Packers
* Lee Roy Jordan, Dallas Cowboys
* Joe Namath, New York Jets
* Ozzie Newsome, Cleveland Browns, Drafted 1st Round 1978 (23rd Overall).Current (GM) General Manager of football operations for the NFL Baltimore Ravens.
* Ken Stabler, Oakland Raiders
* Bart Starr, two-time Super Bowl MVP for the Green Bay Packers
* Dwight Stephenson, Miami Dolphins
* Derrick Thomas, Kansas City Chiefs, Drafted 1st Round 1989 (4th Overall)
* Richard Todd, New York Jets, Drafted 1st Round 1976(6th Overall)
* Patrick Hape, Tampa Bay Buccaneers & Denver Broncos
* Marty Lyons, New York Jets, Drafted 1st Round 1979(16th Overall)
* Jeremiah Castille, Denver Broncos
* John Hand, Indianapolis Colts, Drafted 1st Round 1986 (4th Overall)
* Barry Krauss, most notably with the Indianapolis Colts, Drafted 1st Round 1979(6th Overall)Baltimore Colts
* Kevin Turner, New England Patriots
* David Palmer, Minnesota Vikings
* Eric Curry, Tampa Bay Buccaneers,Drafted 1st Round 1993 (6th Overall)
* John Copeland, Cincinnati Bengals, Drafted 1st Round 1993(5th Overall)
* Chris Goode, Indianapolis Colts
* Bob Baumhower, Miami Dolphins
* Sam Shade, Cincinnati Bengals
* Dwayne Rudd, Minnesota Vikings, Drafted 1st Round 1997 (20th Overall)
* Lemanski Hall, Houston Oilers
* John Mangum, Chicago Bears
* Bob Cryder, New England Patriots, Drafted 1st Round 1978 (18th Overall)
* Antonio Langham, Cleveland Browns, Drafted 1st Round 1994 (9th Overall)
* George Teague, Green Bay Packers, Drafted 1st Round 1993 (29th Overall)
* Keith McCants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Drafted 1st Round 1990 (4th Overall)
* Emanual King, Cincinnati Bengals, Drafted 1st Round 1985(25th Overall)
* Joey Jones, Atlanta Falcons, Drafted 1st Round 1984(9th Overall)
* Mike Pitts, Atlanta Falcons, Drafted 1st Round 1983(16th Overall)
* E. J. Junior, St Louis Cardinals, Drafted 1st Round 1981(5th Overall)
* Don McNeal, Miami Dolphins, Drafted 1st Round 1980(21st Overall)
* Charley Hannah, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
* Wilbur Jackson, San Francisco 49ers, Drafted 1st Round 1974(9th Overall)
* Chris Mohr, Buffalo Bills

NFL Hall of Fame

"'* [ NFL Hall of Fame (most current)]
* John Hannah"'
* Don Hutson
* Joe Namath
* Ozzie Newsome
* Bart Starr
* Dwight Stephenson

Other sports

*Lance Cormier, currently with the Baltimore Orioles. Also played for the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Atlanta Braves.
*Butch Hobson, a former Alabama football player, served as a third baseman and manager in MLB for the Boston Red Sox.
*Frank Lary, major league pitcher, most notably for the Detroit Tigers. Selected to the 1960 and 1961 All-Star Team. Awarded Gold Glove Award in 1961.
*Dave Magadan, most notably with the New York Mets. Now the hitting coach for the San Diego Padres.
*Frank Menechino, infielder for the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays for seven total seasons.
*Del Pratt, played most of his career as a utility player for the St. Louis Browns.
*Luke Sewell, younger brother of Joe Sewell. Played 21 seasons as a catcher in the major leagues, mostly with the Cleveland Indians. Also managed 11 seasons for the St. Louis Browns and the Cincinnati Reds.
*Joe Sewell, most notably with the Cleveland Indians. Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
*Craig Shipley, Australian-born baseball player. Played on various teams, most notably the San Diego Padres, from 1986 to 1998. Finished with a career batting average of .271.
*Riggs Stephenson, left fielder for the Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs.
*Al Worthington, nicknamed "Red." Pitcher with several teams from 1953 to 1969, most notably with the Minnesota Twins. Considered the Twins' first great closer.
*Andy Phillips, first baseman in Cincinnati Reds' organization.

*Mike Armstrong ('70) - Mr. Alabama 1974

Football - College Coaching
*Mike Shula ('87) Former Head Coach - Alabama Crimson Tide
*Neil Callaway ('78), Head Coach - UAB Blazers football
*Sylvester Croom ('75), Head Coach - Mississippi State Bulldogs
*Jason Jones ('01), Cornerbacks Coach - Rice University
*George Pugh ('76), Defensive Ends Coach - UAB Blazers football
*Mike Riley ('74), Head Coach - Oregon State Beavers football
*Paul "Bear" Bryant ('36), Head Coach Alabama Crimson Tide Texas A&M Aggies Maryland Terrapins Kentucky Wildcats

Football - NFL Coaching
*Freddie Kitchens ('97), Tight Ends Coach - Arizona Cardinals

*Steve Lowery, PGA Tour. Won tour events in 1994 and 2000.
*Jerry Pate, PGA & Champions Tours. 1976 U.S. Open winner. Broadcast golf analyst for ABC, CBS and BBC following PGA Tour career. Currently active on Champions Tour with a win at the 2006 Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am.

*Terin Humphrey, United States Olympian (2004 Athens). Silver Medalist - Team Competition.
*Meredith Willard. 11-time NCAA All American and 1996 All-Around champion.

*Jack Babashoff, United States Olympian (1976 Montreal). Silver Medalist - 100m freestyle.
*Robin Backhaus, United States Olympian (1972 Munich). Silver Medalist - 200m butterfly.
*Cameron Henning, Canadian Olympian (1984 Los Angeles). Bronze Medalist - 200m backstroke.
*Justin Lemberg, Australian Olympian (1984 Los Angeles) Bronze Medalist - 400m freestyle.
*Max Metzger, Australian Olympian (1980 Moscow). Bronze Medalist - 1500m freestyle.
*Jon Olsen, United States Olympian (1992 Barcelona & 1996 Atlanta). Won five medals including four golds.
*Anne Poleska, German Olympian (2000 Sydney & 2004 Athens). Bronze Medalist - 200 breaststroke at the 2004 Summer Games.
*Jon Sieben, Australian Olympian (1984 Los Angeles). Gold Medalist - 200m butterfly.
*Jonty Skinner, National Swim Coach
*Mark Tonelli, Australian Olympian (1976 Montreal & 1980 Moscow). Gold Medal - 400m medley relay.
*Susan Williams, United States Olympian (2004 Athens). Bronze Medalist - Triathlon.

*Juan-Carlos Bianchi, Tennis Professional & Venezuelan Olympian. Played on the Venezuela Davis Cup team and represented Venezuela at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
*Ellis Ferreira, Tennis Professional and Olympian. Represented South Africa at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. Once ranked no. 1 Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) doubles player in the World.

Track & Field
*Pauline Davis-Thompson, Bahamian Olympian (1996 Atlanta & 2000 Sydney). Gold Medalist - 4x100 Meter Relay; Silver Medalist - 200 Meter Dash (Sydney) & 4x400 Meter Relay (Atlanta).
*Lillie Leatherwood, United States Olympian (1984 Los Angeles & 1988 Seoul). Gold (Los Angeles) & Silver (Seoul) Medalist - 4x400 Meter Relay.
*Liz McColgan, British & Scottish Olympian (1988 Seoul, 1992 Barcelona & 1996 Atlanta). Silver Medalist - 10,000 Meter Run (Seoul).
*Emmit King, 1983 NCAA 100m champion. Bronze medal in the 100m at the 1983 World Championships.
*Calvin Smith, Former world record holder, 100m.


* Winton M. Blount, chairman of Blount International and former Postmaster General
* David G. Bronner, Dir Ala Pension Systems, Prof Un of Ala
* L E Butch Cooper, Inv Banker [] , Atty, Author [] , Govt Advisor] [] -See profiles Who's Who - in World, - in America (2008)
* Samuel DiPiazza, CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers
* Joe McInnes, Dir-Ala Dept of Transp, Exec VP-Blount Int'l
* Stewart McLaurin, Executive Vice President of Motion Pictures Association of America
* Dennis Shuler, Fmr. Vice-President Procter and Gamble, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer The Walt Disney Company
* William Edgar Weldon, Real Est Exec, Ch of Ala Repub Party


* Norbert Leo Butz, Broadway Actor
* Cristin Duren, Miss Florida USA 2006
* Jim Nabors, Actor
* Sela Ward, Actress

Government, politics, and social activism

* Maryon P. Allen, United States Senator from Alabama (1978), wife of James B. Allen
* James B. Allen, United States Senator from Alabama (1969-1978)
* John W. Abercrombie, United States Congressman from Alabama (1913-1917) and President of the University of Alabama (1902-1911)
* Bill Baxley, Lt Governor of Alabama 1983–1987
* Hugo Black, US Supreme Court Justice (1937–1971)
* Frank Minis Johnson, Jr., federal judge whose opinions were critical to the American Civil Rights Movement (1955-1968)
* Henry De Lamar Clayton, (1857–1929), member of House of Representatives
* Morris Dees, civil rights attorney, founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center
* Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity International
* Charles Graddick, Attorney General of Alabama (1979–1983, 1983–1987)
* Vivian Malone Jones, first African-American graduate
* Autherine Lucy, (1956), first African-American student to be admitted to the University after winning in Lucy v. Adams; suspended after 3 days due to racial hostilities; her expulsion was overturned in 1980, and in 1992, she earned her Masters degree in Elementary Education
* Bob Riley, Governor of Alabama (2003–Present)
* Joe Scarborough, former Representative from Florida (1995–2001) and television talk show host
* Don Siegelman, Governor of Alabama (1999–2003)
* Donald W. Stewart, United States Senator from Alabama, 1979-1981
* George Corley Wallace, Governor of Alabama (1963–1967, 1971–1979, 1983–1987)
* Steven Sean Smith, Disability Attorney and Labor Lawyer
* Robert Smith Vance, Federal Appellate Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Chaired and de-segregated State Democratic Party,Assasinated December 16, 1989

Journalism and literature

* Mel Allen, sportscaster for the New York Yankees
* Rece Davis, ESPN sports analyst
* Howell Raines, former executive editor of "The New York Times"; Pulitzer Prize winner for Feature Writing
* David Mattingly, CNN Reporter and Correspondent
* Derek Johnson, Singer/Songwriter, Nashville, TN. []

Science, technology and engineering

* Timothy Leary, Psychologist, writer and drug activist
* E.O. Wilson, entomologist known for work on evolution and sociobiology; Pulitzer Prize winner
* Robert Van de Graaff, physicist, inventor of Van de Graff generator.
* Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia
* Lafayette Guild, Medical Director for Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia during the American Civil War and a pioneer in the research of yellow fever.

Faculty and staff

* Margaret Atwood, visiting professor while writing The Handmaid's Tale
* William G. Doty, professor emeritus of religion
* Steve Sample, Sr, renowned arranger and jazz educator, former Director of Jazz Studies
* Hudson Strode, famous author and teacher of creative writing
* Tom Wolfe (guitarist), noted jazz guitarist, Director of Jazz Studies, Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities
* Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize winner and notable U.S. newspaper reporter for the New York Times, and author of three "New York Times" best-sellers: All Over But the Shoutin', Ava's Man, and

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