North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University - Notable Alumni

Notable Alumni

Name Class year Notability References
Tevester Anderson Jackson State University Tigers men's basketball head coach (2003– )
Al Attles 1960 former NBA player, former NBA head coach, and current vice president and assistant general manager of the Golden State Warriors
Warren Ballentine Attorney and Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host
Elvin Bethea former NFL defensive lineman for the Houston Oilers ,member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
The A&T Four 1963 Ezell A. Blair Jr., David Richmond, Joseph McNeil, and Franklin McCain, then-student Civil Rights activists who started the major Sit-In Movement of the 1960s that began at a Greensboro, N.C. Woolsworth
Dwaine Board 1979 NFL player and current NFL Defensive Line coach
Walter P. Carter Civil Rights Activist
Lou Donaldson jazz musician
Joe Dudley Founder of Dudley Products Inc.
Curtis Deloatch 2003 former NFL defensive back
Hugh Evans former NBA referee
James A. Hefner 1961 Renowned Economist and University President
Taraji P. Henson 1988 actress
Maurice Hicks 2002 former NFL running back
Janice Bryant Howroyd Founder and CEO of ACT-1 Group
Jesse Jackson 1965 Civil rights activist, Founder and CEO of the RainbowPUSH Coalition and 1984 and 1988 Democratic Presidential candidate that earned 7 million votes
Jesse Jackson, Jr. 1987 Congressman (D-Illinois)
Jonathan Jackson Civil rights activist, businessman and professor
Robert Jackson (American football coach) 1950 former NFL player, college football coach and educator. In 1950 he was first player from an HBCU to be drafted in the NFL.
Jamal Jones former NFL wide receiver
Henry Frye First African American Justice and Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, First African American member of the North Carolina General Assembly in the 20th Century
Ronald McNair 1971 NASA Astronaut, died in the Space Shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986
Mel Phillips former NFL player and current Miami Dolphins coach
J. D. Smith (running back) 1955 former NFL running back
Edolphus Towns Congressman (D-New York)
Jake Wheatley Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Terrence J 2004 Radio & TV Personality;BET's Host of 106 & Park
George Small 1979 former NFL player and current Florida A&M Associate Head Coach/Defensive Line coach

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