List of Phi Beta Sigma brothers

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The list of Phi Beta Sigma Notable Brothers (commonly referred to as "Sigmas") includes initiated and honorary members of Phi Beta Sigma (ΦΒΣ). Members traditionally are initiated into a chapter, although some members are granted honorary membership status. A chapter name ending in "Sigma" denotes a graduate chapter. No chapter of Phi Beta Sigma is designated Omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet that traditionally signifies "the end"; deceased brothers are referred to as having joined The Omega Chapter.

The fraternity has been led by 33 International Presidents and its membership includes four African Presidents, two Governors, three Congressmen, the first black Rhodes Scholar, numerous NFL football, NBA basketball, and MLB baseball players, an Ultimate Fighter, five Hall of Fame Athletes, ten college/university presidents, and sixteen Olympians. Various buildings and schools have been named after Sigma men such as George Washington Carver, James Weldon Johnson, and Robert Russa Moton.

Listed below are notable Phi Beta Sigma men such as the founders, international presidents, and members who are involved in the fields of arts and entertainment, business, civil rights, education, health, law, politics, science, and sports.

Founders[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
A Langston Taylor, Esq. Alpha (Howard University) Co-founder of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; 1st International President of Phi Beta Sigma; Businessman [1]
Dr. Leonard F Morse Alpha (Howard University) Co-founder of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; Wrote Sigma's first constitution; the 1st president of Alpha Chapter; President of Edward Waters College [2]
Charles I Brown Alpha (Howard University) Co-founder of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; 1st Vice-President of Phi Beta Sigma; credited with choosing the 9 charter members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; Founded Delta Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma at Kansas State University [3]
Phi Beta Sigma Founders: A. Langston Taylor (First Row, Center), Leonard F. Morse (First Row; Third from Right) & Charles I. Brown (First Row; Third from Left) with charter members of Phi Beta Sigma; Alpha Chapter in 1914

International presidents[edit]

Listed below are the thirty-four international presidents[4] since the 1914 institution of the office

Science, education and medicine[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Dr. Sunday A. Adesuyi Alpha Sigma (Washington, D.C.) Sits on the NCAA Division II Management Council. Held the First-Vice President position for CIAA Conference. Serving as Interim Vice- President for Academic Affairs. Dean of Natural Science and Mathematics Department, Saint Paul's College [5]
Alger Boswell Beta (Wiley College) First to head the Mathematics Department at Tennessee State University. Became Vice President of the College (1951–64). Helped found the Zeta Alpha Chapter 1931 Tennessee State University [5][6][7]
George Washington Carver Gamma Sigma (Tuskegee, Alabama) World-famous scientist, botanist, educator and inventor whose studies and teaching revolutionized agriculture in the Southern United States; most famous for research into and promotion of peanuts and sweet potatoes [5][6]
Dr. Frank Chambers First African American to teach at Columbia University Dental School [5]
Frank Marshall Davis Delta (Kansas State University) Outstanding writer, author and journalist, during the Harlem Renaissance who made a tremendous impact on African-American literature [5]
Matthew W. Dogan Gamma Psi (Rust College) First Black College President, Wiley College [5]
Dr. Edgar Draper Zeta Sigma (Baltimore, Maryland) Former President of William V.S. Tubman Teachers College in Monrovia, Liberia. Former President of Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY [5]
Dr. Israel Dunn, Jr. Xi (Grambing State University) Former President of Arkansas Baptist College [5]
A. Babs Fafunwa Former Nigerian Federal Minister of Education and Youth Development; educationist, scholar [8]
Dr. Dudley E. Flood Eta Sigma (Raleigh, North Carolina) World-renowned speaker on leadership and education [5]
Dr. Willie Gilchrist Chancellor of Elizabeth City State University [5]
Dr. Elmer A. Henderson Gamma (Morgan State) Appointed in 1945 as assistant superintendent of the Baltimore Public School System, the first African American to hold the position [5]
Dr. Edison O. Jackson Alpha (Howard University) Former President of Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, Florida, [5]
James Weldon Johnson Alpha (Howard University) American author, politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, professor and early civil rights activist; famous works include The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man and the Black National Anthem "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing" [9]
Dr. Ralph W.E. Jones Former President of Grambling State University [5]
Dr. Jonn A. Kenny Medical director at Tuskegee Institute, 1902-24. Director of Community hospital of Newark, New Jersey, 1924-39. Founder of John A. Andrew Clinical Society. Founder and first editor of Journal of National Medical Association [5]
Alain LeRoy Locke Alpha First Black Rhodes Scholar, writer, philosopher, educator and patron of the arts; unofficially called the "Father of the Harlem Renaissance", Bahá'í [5]
Dr. Arthur N.S. Mcunu, Jr. Alpha Lambda (Xavier University) Director of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery at Howard University School of Medicine [5]
Dr. Horace Mitchell Iota Alpha Sigma (Bay Area, California) President, California State University, Bakersfield [5]
Dr. Parlett Moore Founded the Sigma Beta Club, Second President of Coppin State University, 20th past President of Phi Beta Sigma [5]
Dr. Leonard F. Morse Alpha President of Edward Waters College, co-founder of Phi Beta Sigma [5]
Robert Russa Moton Gamma Sigma Second President of Tuskegee University [5]
William Bell Sigma Second President of Miles Memorial College [5]
Dr. George Leon Netterville, Jr. Rho (Southern University) Third president of Southern University [5]
Dr. Rod Paige Alpha Beta (Jackson State University) 7th United States Secretary of Education (1st African American), former Jackson State University Head Football Coach, former Texas Southern University Head Football Coach [5]
Dr. Albert Roberts First minority to graduate with a PhD in Psychology from Emory University; former Dean of Howard Psychology Department, public speaker and recognized leader in the psychology field for children and young adults [5]
Dr. Samuel Robinson Epsilon Beta Sigma (Louisville. Kentucky) President of The Lincoln Foundation, Inc [5]
Dr. Kevin Rome Chi (Morehouse College) 19th president of Lincoln University (Missouri) [5]
Dr. William Sherman Savage Alpha (Howard University) Sigma historian and first black man to receive a degree from the University of Oregon, past National President of Sigma and Lincoln University (Missouri) [5]
Dr. David Swinton Beta Chi Sigma (Columbia, South Carolina) President of Benedict College [5]
Dr. George D. Thorne Led fight for inclusion of Negro surgeons in the American College of Surgeons, founder of Mount Morris Park Hospital, New York City [5]
Dr. Cornelius V. Troupe Second President of Fort Valley State University and later President of Morris Brown College [5]
Dr. Thomas W. Turner Civil rights activist, biologist and educator [5]
Dr. Lawrence V. Wells Nu Chapter Noted Michigan educator and Director of Charter Schools Ferris State University [5]
Dr. Richard A. Williams Honorary Author, professor and founder of the Association of Black Cardiologists. President and founder of the Minority Health Institute and named one of the 15 African American Pioneers in Cardiology. [10]
Dr. George Washington Carver
James Weldon Johnson
Robert Russa Moton
Dr. Rod Paige

Civic leaders, politicians and activists[edit]

Heads of state[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe Mu Chapter (Lincoln University) First President of Nigeria, leading figure of modern Nigerian nationalism [9]
Kwame Nkrumah Mu Chapter (Lincoln University) First President of the Republic of Ghana, instrumental in the Gold Coast's independence from the United Kingdom [9]
William Tolbert Beta Upsilon Sigma (Monrovia, Liberia) Past President of Liberia [9][11]
William V.S. Tubman Past President of Liberia, father of modern Liberia [11]
Bill Clinton Honorary Past President of United States of America
Kwame Nkrumah
William Tubman

United States Congressmen[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Dr. Melvin Evans Alpha (Howard University) First elected Governor of the United States Virgin Islands, Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, former United States Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago [9]
John Lewis Lambda Sigma (Atlanta, Georgia) U.S. Congressman (D-Georgia's 5th district), Civil Rights Activist, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee [9]
Arthur W. Mitchell Columbia University (location disputed) First African American Democrat elected to the U.S Congress (D-Illinois's 1st district), 6th Past International President of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, served longer than any other President (1925-1934) [9]
Edolphus Towns Eta Chapter (North Carolina A&T State University) U.S. Congressman (D-New York's 10th district) [9]
Harold Washington Upsilon Sigma (Chicago, Illinois) First African American Mayor of Chicago, U. S. Congressman (D-Illinois's 1st district), member of the Illinois Senate and Illinois House of Representatives [9]
Melvin H. Evans
John Lewis
Arthur W. Mitchell
Edolphus Towns
Harold Washington

Military leaders[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Major Milton Dean Colored Troupe Commander World War I; One of three Negro Officers of this rank in the U. S. Army [9]
Major General Bennie Williams Gamma (Morgan State University) Commanding General, 21st Theater Support Command [9]

State legislators[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Terrance Carroll Chi (Morehouse College) First African-American Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives [12]
Kenneth "Ken" Dunkin Upsilon Sigma(Chicago, Illinois) Illinois House of Representatives (District 5) 2002-, Social worker [9]
Juan LaFonta Iota Lambda (University of New Orleans) Louisiana House of Representatives (District 96), Lawyer [9]
Fleming Jones, Jr. First black Democratic member of West Virginia House of Delegates from 1935–1941 and 1945-1947 [9]
Willie Logan Member of Florida state house of representatives 103rd District, 1983-; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1996; Independent candidate for U.S. Senator from Florida, 2000 [9]
Demetrius C. Newton, Sr. Tau Sigma (Birmingham, Alabama) elected in 1986, the first African-American Speaker Pro-Tem of the Alabama House of Representatives [9]
Roderick Scott Tau Sigma (Birmingham, Alabama) Alabama House of Representatives [9]
Oliver Robinson Eta Epsilon (University of Alabama at Birmingham) Alabama House of Representatives [9]

Mayors[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Willie Adams, M.D. Alpha Eta (Florida A&M University) Current and first African American Mayor of Albany, Georgia [9]
Kenneth E. Gulley Gamma Epsilon (Alabama A&M University) Mayor of Bessemer, Alabama [9]
Charles E. Ellis, Jr. Eta Gamma (University of Missouri) Former Mayor of Greendale, Missouri (2007-2011); International Treasurer and member of Southwestern Regional Distinguished Service Chapter
Eldridge Hawkins Lambda Lambda Sigma (Trenton, New Jersey) Mayor of Orange, New Jersey [9]
Chris Rey Xi Nu (East Carolina University) Mayor of Spring Lake, North Carolina [9]
Edward Wilson Kappa Delta Sigma (Signal Hill, California) Mayor of Signal Hill, California [9]
Paul E. Winfield Eta Beta (University of Mississippi) Mayor of Vicksburg, Mississippi [9]
Ed May, I Gamma Epsilon (Alabama A & M University) Former Mayor of Bessemer, Alabama [9]

Judges[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Terry L. Clark Zeta Gamma Sigma (Saginaw, Michigan) First African American Judge of the 70th District Court of Saginaw, Michigan [9]
Charles E. Freeman First district justice of the Illinois Supreme Court [13]
Luke A. Lavergne Omicron Beta Sigma (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) Retired District Judge of the Family Court, Division "B", East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana and a member of the Distinguished Service Chapter [9]
Daniel Lewis Episilon Sigma State of New York, Queens County Supreme Court Judge [9]
Morris Overstreet First African-American elected by popular vote to a statewide office in the history of Texas, First African American to sit on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals [9]
Joseph D. Roulhac Delta Rho Sigma Municipal judge in Akron, Ohio, serving thirty years before retiring in 1987 [9]
Robert H. Terrell First black Municipal Judge in Washington, D.C. [9]
Carl Walker Upsilon Sigma (Chicago, Illinois) 1st Judicial Sub Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois [9]
Alexander Wright, Jr. Gamma (Morgan State College) Associate Judge, Baltimore County Circuit Court, 3rd Judicial Circuit [9]
Anthony D Wright, Kappa Zeta(Auburn University) Presiding Judge, United States Appellate Court, 11th Judicial Circuit [9]

Activists and other leaders[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Dwayne Ashley Former CEO & President of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund [5]
Warren Ballentine Iota Nu Sigma (Chicago, Illinois) Attorney, Motivational Speaker, Host of nationally syndicated "Warren Ballentine Show", Host of "Court Radio" on XM Satellite Radio [9]
Ben Brown Deputy. Dir. of Democratic Party [9]
Shane Gibson Member of Parliament and Minister of Immigration, Labour and Training of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas [14]
Angelo B. Henderson Mu Theta Chapter (University of Kentucky undergrad) Nu Alpha Sigma (Detroit, Graduate chapter) 22nd African American to win the Pulitzer Prize - the only African American to win the Pulitzer Prize at The Wall Street Journal. www.angelohenderson.com - Host of "Your Voice with Angelo Henderson" on Newstalk AM 1200 and 99.9FM in Detroit. www.wchbnewsdetroit.com [9]
Lafayette McKeene Hershaw Alpha (Howard University) One of the twenty-nine founders of the Niagara movement, the forerunner of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People [9]
Rev. JLS Holloman Virginia Union College Father of the esteemed Holloman Family and pastor of the 2nd Street Baptist Church;Father of late Majorie Holloman Parker, National Historian Emeritus, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority [9]
Hulan Jack Alpha Delta (City College Of New York) First black borough President of Manhattan New York [9]
Dr. Joseph H. Jackson Religious leader and Former President of the six million member National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. (largest black organization in the world) [9]
Dr. Kendal Major Speaker of the House of Assembly and Member of Parliament, The Bahamas
Benjamin Chavis Muhammad Honorary Organizer, Million Man March and former President of the NAACP [9]
Dr. Huey P. Newton Beta Tau (UC Santa Cruz) Co-founder, Black Panther Party [9]
Bobby Seale Co-founder, Black Panther Party [9]
Bobby Seale Co-founder, Black Panther Party [9]
Phenton Neymour Theta Xi (Syracuse University) Bahamas Member of Parliament, Minister of State for Works [9]
George A. Parker Dean of the Terrell School of Law, 1964 Republican National Convention Delegate to San Francisco, who on National TV, publicly challenged Presidential Candidate Barry Goldwater on his record for civil rights, Past National President of Phi Beta Sigma [9]
Howard Z. Plummer Alpha Alpha (Wilberforce University) Cardinal Bishop, Church of God and Saints of Christ [9]
A. Philip Randolph Iota Sigma (Richmond, Virginia) Founder, Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, primary organizer of the

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington D.C.

[9]
Arleigh Winston Scott Epsilon Sigma (New York) First native Governor-General of Barbados, knighted by the Queen of England in 1967 [15]
Al Sharpton Honorary Civil rights activist, Baptist minister, radio talk show host of Keepin It Real with Al Sharpton, founder of National Action Network, candidate for the 2004 U.S. Presidential election [16]
Armstrong Williams Eta Alpha (South Carolina State) Syndicated Columnist and Political Talk Show Pundit [9]
Herman Williams, Jr. Zeta Sigma (Baltimore, Maryland) First Black fire chief of Baltimore Maryland and a major U.S city, Father of talk show host Montel Williams [9]
Hosea Williams Zeta (Morris Brown College) Civil Rights Activist [9]
Lennox Yearwood Gamma Lambda (University of District of Columbia) President and CEO of the Hip Hop Caucus, Human Rights Activist [9]
Benjamin Chavis Muhammad
A. Philip Randolph
Al Sharpton

Business[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Joe Dudley Honorary President and CEO of Dudley Hair Care Products [17]
Diallo Gordon Zeta Nu (University of Georgia) Executive Vice President Global Cash Access, Inc. [17]

Entertainment[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Dem Boyz Step Team Xi Pi (The College of New Jersey), Lambda Chi (Bloomfield College),Alpha Nu Alpha (Seton Hall,Rider University) Step performers, Actors, Musicians; Featured in the motion pictures, Stomp the Yard & How She Move [18]
Harry Belafonte Honorary singer, songwriter, actor, social activist; One of the most successful African-American pop stars in history [19]
J. Anthony Brown Eta Beta Sigma (Nashville, Tennessee) Comedian, actor. [20]
Kurt Carr Zeta Lambda (University of Connecticut) Gospel Recording Artist [20]
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Honorary Jazz funk drummer, percussionist, studio musician, composer and producer. [10]
Bootsy Collins Honorary Bass player, singer, and songwriter [20]
Timon Kyle Durrett Alpha Zeta Actor - "Single Ladies" on VH-1 and Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls [20]
Aulsondro "Emcee N.I.C.E." Hamilton Alpha Alpha Epsilon Chapter (Rancho Cucamonga, California) Singer, Actor, Producer member of The Rocturnals formerly known as KansasCali, Co-Star of "Da Jammies" cartoon and has appeared on 6 notable soundtracks which includes: Crash (2004 film), Haven (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), Once in a Lifetime Original Soundtrack [20]
Everette Harp Kappa Delta Sigma (Signal Hill, California) Jazz saxophonist [20]
Terrence Howard Honorary Actor [20]
Reginald Hudlin Honorary Film director, writer, actor and producer. [10]
Ralph Johnson Honorary Former drummer and singer with Earth, Wind & Fire. [10]
Bobby Jones Zeta Alpha (Tennessee State University) Gospel music singer and television host [20]
Mark "Flex" Alexander Knox Kappa Delta Sigma Comedian and actor [20]
Ramsey Lewis Honorary Jazz composer, pianist [20]
Ellis Marsalis Epsilon Alpha (Dillard University) Jazz pianist, composer, and educator [20]
Al McKay Honorary Guitarist, songwriter and former member of Earth, Wind & Fire. [10]
Clarence Muse Phi Beta Sigma (Los Angeles, California) Actor, screenwriter, director, composer, and lawyer [20]
Baba Olatunji Chi (Morehouse College) World-renowned drummer [20]
Al Roker Honorary Weather anchor for NBC's Today show, co-host of Wake Up with Al on The Weather Channel, author, actor [21]
Kevin Saunderson Zeta Epsilon (East Michigan University) Record producer, singer [20]
Wayne Shorter Saxophonist and composer [20]
The Temptations (Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Richard Street, Glenn Leonard, and Louis Price) Upsilon Sigma (Chicago, Illinois) The Temptations' Late-'70's lineup [20]
D'Extra Wiley Phi Beta Sigma Chapter (Los Angeles, California) Entertainment Veteran, Producer and former MCA Records R&B Artist for the 90's New Jack group II D Extreme [20]
Dr. Walter Turnbull Honorary Musician and founder of the Harlem Boys Choir [20]
Blair Underwood Honorary Actor [20]
Verdine White Honorary Bass guitarist and founding member of Earth, Wind & Fire. [10]
Lawrence "Whisonant" Winters International opera singer, first black singer to perform standard operatic roles on a regular basis with the New York City Centre Opera [20]
Malik Yoba Honorary Actor best known for his co-starring role on the TV drama New York Undercover [20]
Harry Belafonte
Kurt Carr
Bootsy Collins
Terrence Howard
Emcee N.I.C.E.
Ramsey Lewis
Al Roker
Wayne Shorter
Blair Underwood

Sports[edit]

American football[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Buster Barnett Lambda Eta (Arkansas State) National Football League (NFL) player, (Buffalo Bills) [22]
Fred Barnett Lambda Eta (Arkansas State) NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins) [22]
Idress Bashir Delta Nu (University of Memphis, FA 98) NFL player (Indianapolis Colts , Carolina Panthers, Detroit Lions) [22]
Charlie Batch Zeta Epsilon (Eastern Michigan University) NFL player (Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers), 2 time Super Bowl champion (XL, XLIII) [22]
George Bethune Theta Delta (University of Alabama) NFL player (Los Angeles Rams) [23]
Greg Blue Zeta Nu (University of Georgia) NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions), All-American (2005) [24]
Alex Brown Zeta Kappa (University of Florida) NFL player (Chicago Bears), 2 time All-American (1999, 2001), 2001 SEC Defensive Player-of-the-Year, Lombardi Award finalist, Bronko Nagurski Trophy finalist [22][25]
Larry Brown Zeta Nu (University of Georgia) NFL player [22][26]
Lomas Brown Zeta Kappa (University of Florida) NFL player (5 teams), 7 time All-Pro selection, 7 time Pro Bowl selection, Super Bowl champion (XXXVII) [22][25]
Kenny O. Burrough Beta Delta (Texas Southern University) NFL player (New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers) [22]
Donnie Caldwell Iota Chi (Western Illinois University) NFL player (Seattle Seahawks) [22]
Ernest Calloway Beta Delta (Texas Southern University) NFL player [22]
Rich Caster Alpha Beta (Jackson State University) NFL player, Pro Bowl in 1972, 1974, 1975 (New York Jets, Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins) [22]
Ben Coates Upsilon (Livingstone College) NFL player (New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens), 3 time All-Pro selection, 5 time Pro Bowl selection, Super Bowl champion (XXXV) [22]
Johnie Cooks Theta Iota (Mississippi State University) NFL player (Indianapolis Colts, New York Giants, Cleveland Browns) [22]
Jamar Chaney Theta Iota(Mississippi State University) NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles) [22]
Thavius Jenkins Kappa Zeta (Auburn Univ.) NFL player (Undrafted) [22]
Eric Curry Theta Delta (University of Alabama) NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars), played on 1992 National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide team [22][27]
Lional Dalton Zeta Epsilon (Eastern Michigan University) NFL player (5 teams), Super Bowl champion (XXXV) [22]
Phillip Daniels Zeta Nu (University of Georgia) NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins) [22][26]
Willie Davis Iota Pi (University of Central Arkansas) NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, Houston Oilers) [22]
Willie Davis Kappa Upsilon (University of Arkansas) NFL player (Tennessee Titans) [22]
Hugh Douglas Nu Sigma (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) NFL player (New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars), 3 Time Pro Bowl selection(2000,2001,2002), 1995 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year [22]
Marques Douglas Alpha (Howard University) NFL player (New York Jets) [22]
Braylon Edwards Gamma Alpha Sigma (Cleveland, Ohio) NFL player (New York Jets), All-Pro selection (2007), Pro Bowl selection (2007), Fred Biletnikoff Award winner (2004) [22][28]
Robert Edwards Zeta Nu (University of Georgia) NFL (New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins) and CFL player, [22][26]
Terrence Edwards Zeta Nu (University of Georgia) NFL (Atlanta Falcons) and CFL player [26]
Donnie Elder Delta Nu (University of Memphis) NFL player (5 teams) [22]
Harry Galbreath (University of Tennessee) NFL player (Miami Dolphins, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets) [22]
Tony Gilbert Zeta Nu (University of Georgia) NFL player (Arizona Cardinals, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons), College Football SEC 2ND Team (2002) [24]
Victor Green Iota Beta (University of Akron) NFL player (New York Jets, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints) [22]
L.C. Greenwood Beta Theta (University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff) NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers), 2 time All-Pro selection, 6 time Pro Bowl selection, 6 time All-Conference selection, 4 time Super Bowl champion (IX, X, XIII, XIV) [22]
Dudley Guice Zeta Iota (Northwestern State University of Louisiana) NFL player (Tennessee Titans) [29]
Myron Guyton Iota Delta (Eastern Kentucky University) NFL player (New York Giants, New England Patriots), Super Bowl champion (XXV) [22]
Chris Harris Beta Rho Sigma (Charlotte, North Carolina) NFL player (Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers) [22]
Chris Hayes Alpha Beta Alpha (Washington State University) NFL player (Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, New England Patriots), Super Bowl Champion (XXXI) [22]
Verron Haynes Zeta Nu (University of Georgia) NFL (Atlanta Falcons, Pittsburgh Steelers), 2 time Super Bowl Champion) [26]
Claude Humphrey Zeta Alpha (Tennessee State University) 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee; NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles), 8 time All-Pro selection, 6 time Pro Bowl selection, 1968 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, All-American (1967) [22]
Donald Igwebuike Omicron Lambda (Clemson University) NFL player (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings) [22]
Ken Irvin Delta Nu (University of Memphis) NFL player (Buffalo Bills, New Orleans Saints, Minnesota Vikings) [22]
Darrius Johnson Xi Delta (University of Oklahoma) NFL player (Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs), 2 time Super Bowl Champion (XXXII, XXXIII) [22]
Aaron Jones Iota Delta (Eastern Kentucky University) NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, and Miami Dolphins) [22]
Ray McDonald Zeta Kappa (University of Florida) NFL player (San Francisco 49ers), played on 2006 National Champion Florida Gators team [25]
Willis McGahee Zeta Iota Sigma (Delray Beach, Florida) NFL player (Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens), Pro Bowl selection, played on 2001 National Champion Miami Hurricanes team [22]
Ben McGee Alpha Beta (Jackson State University) NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers), 2 time Pro Bowl selection [22]
Brandon Miller Zeta Nu (University of Georgia) NFL player (Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks) [22][26]
Douglas Miller Alpha (Howard University) CFL player [22]
Marques Miller Alpha (Howard University) NFL player (Baltimore Ravens) [22]
Nathan "Nate" U. Miller Iota Tau (Louisiana State University) NFL player (Atlanta Falcons) [22]
Michael "Mookie" Moore Theta Delta (University of Alabama) NFL player (Washington Redskins, Atlanta Falcons) [30]
Lloyd Mumford Beta Delta (Texas Southern University) NFL player [22]
Ikechuku Ndukwe Iota Nu (Northwestern University) NFL player (Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins) [31]
Christopher Owens Mu Lambda (San Jose State University) NFL player (Atlanta Falcons) [32]
Bubba Paris Delta Rho (University of Michigan) NFL player (San Francisco 49ers, Indianapolis Colts, Detroit Lions), 3 time super bowl Champion (XIX, XXIII, XXIV), All-American [22]
Marvcus Patton Nu Delta (UCLA) NFL player (Buffalo Bills, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs) [22]
Eddie Payton Alpha Beta (Jackson State University) NFL player (4 teams), head golf coach at Jackson State University [22]
Merceda Perry Xi Gamma (University of North Carolina) NFL player [22]
Todd Pinkston Theta Eta (University of Southern Mississippi) NFL player (Philadelphia Eagles) [22]
Joey Porter Nu Xi (Colorado State University) NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, Miami Dolphins), 4 time All-Pro selection, 4 time Pro Bowl selection, Super Bowl champion (XL) [22]
Ozell Powell Theta Delta (University of Alabama) NFL player (Washington Redskins) [23]
Travis Prentice Omicron Xi (Murray State University) NFL player (Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals) [22]
Jerry Rice Delta Phi (Mississippi Valley State University) NFL player (San Francisco 49ers and 3 others), Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010, 12 time All-Pro selection, 13 time Pro Bowl selection, 3 time Super Bowl champion (XXIII, XXIV, XXIX), Super Bowl XXIII MVP, numerous other awards, all-time leader in every major statistical category for wide receivers; 2005 Dancing with the Stars Runner-Up [22]
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Eta Beta Sigma (Nashville, Tennessee) NFL player (Arizona Cardinals) [33]
Adrian Ross Nu Xi (Colorado State University) NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals) [22]
Dwayne Rudd Theta Delta (University of Alabama) NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) [34]
Kenneth "Ed" Scissum Theta Delta (University of Alabama) NFL player (San Francisco 49ers) [23]
Earl Seals Alpha Beta (Jackson State University) NFL player [22]
George Selvie Zeta Xi (University of South Florida) NFL defensive end (Dallas Cowboys) [35]
Terrance Shaw Epsilon Upsilon (Stephen F. Austin State) NFL player (5 teams), Super Bowl champion (XXXVI) [22]
Richard Sherman Beta Tau (Stanford) NFL player (Seattle Seahawks), All-Pro Cornerback x
D. J. Shockley Zeta Nu (University of Georgia) NFL player (Atlanta Falcons), 2005 SEC Championship Game MVP [24]
Ron Simpkins Delta Rho (University of Michigan) NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, Green Bay Packers) [22]
Ryan Sims Xi Gamma (University of North Carolina) NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers) [22]
Jackie Slater Alpha Beta (Jackson State University) NFL player (Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams), Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2001, 5 time All-Pro selection, 7 time Pro Bowl selection, St. Louis Rams #78 Retired, NFL Record 20 seasons with 1 Team [22]
Jesse Small Nu Sigma (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) NFL (Philadelphia Eagles) and CFL player [22]
Emmitt Smith Zeta Kappa (University of Florida) NFL player (Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals), Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2010, 5 time First-Team All-Pro selection, 8 time Pro Bowl selection, 3 time Super Bowl Champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX), 1993 NFL MVP, Super Bowl XXVIII MVP, All-time leading rusher, numerous other awards; 2006 Dancing with the Stars Champion [22][25]
Revie Sorey Epsilon Xi (University of Illinois) NFL player (Chicago Bears) [22][36]
John Stephens Zeta Iota (Northwestern State University) NFL player (4 teams), Pro Bowler, 1988 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year [22]
Marcus Stroud Zeta Nu (University of Georgia) NFL player (Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills), 2 time all-Pro selection, 3 time Pro Bowl selection [26]
Chris Terry Zeta Nu (University of Georgia) NFL player (Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs) [22][26]
Henry Thomas Epsilon Nu (Lamar University/Southwest Texas State University) NFL player (New Orleans Saints) [22]
Kiwaukee Thomas Pi Rho (Georgia Southern University) NFL player (4 teams) [22]
Marcus Thomas Zeta Kappa (University of Florida) NFL player (Denver Broncos), played on 2006 National Champion Florida Gators team [25]
Marvin Thomas Delta Nu (University of Memphis) NFL player [22]
Ricky L. Thomas Theta Delta (University of Alabama) NFL Asst. Coach (Indianapolis Colts Tight Ends Coach. Super Bowl XLI Champion) [22]
George R. Thornton Theta Delta (University of Alabama) NFL player (San Diego Chargers, New York Giants) [22][37]
Elijah Thurmon Alpha (Howard University) NFL player [22]
Lewis Tillman Alpha Beta (Jackson State University) NFL player (New York Giants, Chicago Bears), Super Bowl Champion (XXV) [22]
T. Deshea Townsend Theta Delta (University of Alabama) NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers), 2 time Super Bowl champion (XL, XLIII) [23]
Tony Vinson Theta Omicron (Towson University) NFL player (Baltimore Ravens) [22]
Hines Ward Zeta Nu (University of Georgia) NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers), 3 time All-Pro selection, 4 time Pro Bowl selection, 2 time Super Bowl Champion (XL, XLIII), Super Bowl XL MVP [22][26]
James Washington Kappa Delta Sigma (Los Angeles, California) NFL player (Los Angeles Rams, Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins), 2 time Super Bowl champion (XXVII, XXVIII) [22]
Tracy White Alpha (Howard University) NFL player (4 teams) [22]
Willie Whitehead Kappa Zeta (Auburn) NFL player (San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints) [22][22][38]
Wilson Whitney Zeta Zeta (University of Houston) NFL player [22]
Willie Williams Pi Mu (Western Carolina) NFL player (Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks), Super Bowl champion (XL) [22]
Erik Williams Nu (Central State University) NFL player (Dallas Cowboys), 3 time All-Pro selection, 4 time Pro Bowl selection, 3 time Super Bowl Champion (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX) [22]
Todd Williams Mu Epsilon (Florida State University) NFL, AFL, UFL player [22]
Craig Yeast Mu Theta (University of Kentucky) NFL player (Cincinnati Bengals, New York Jets) [22]
Darrell Stuckey Zeta Omicron (University Of Kansas) NFL player (San Diego Chargers) [22]
Charlie Batch
Alex Brown
Braylon Edwards
LC Greenwood
Ray McDonald
Willis McGahee
Ikechuku Ndukwe
Joey Porter
Jerry Rice
George Selvie
Emmitt Smith
Marcus Thomas
Deshea Townsend
Hines Ward
Tracy White

Baseball[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Lou Brock Rho (Southern University) MLB player (Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals), Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 1985, 6 time All-Star, 2 time World Series champion, St. Louis Cardinals #20 retired, numerous awards [22]
Wayne Gomes Omicron Iota (Old Dominion University) MLB player (Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox) [22]
Ryan Howard Rho Chi (Southwest Missouri State University) MLB player (Philadelphia Phillies), 2006 National League MVP, 2006 Home Run Derby champion, 2005 NL Rookie of the Year, 2008 World series Champion, fastest player to reach 100 home runs in Major League Baseball history. [22]
Tony Reagins Theta Upsilon (California State University, Fullerton) MLB General Manager (Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), fourth African-American General Manager of a Major League Baseball club [39]
Lou Brock
Ryan Howard

Basketball[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
William Bedford Delta Nu (Memphis) NBA player (Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, San Antonio Spurs) [22]
Clarence "Chucky" Brown Xi Zeta (North Carolina State University) NBA player, holds the NBA record for the most teams played for (12) during his 13-year (1989–2002) professional career [22]
Eugene Edgerson Alpha Alpha Epsilon (University of Arizona) Harlem Globetrotters, played on 1997 National Champion Arizona Wildcats team [22]
Gerald Glass Eta Beta (Ole Miss) NBA player (Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Pistons, New Jersey Nets, Charlotte Hornets) [22]
Greg Graham Epsilon Iota (Indiana University) NBA player (Philadelphia 76ers, Seattle SuperSonics, Cleveland Cavaliers) [22]
Bernard Perry Alpha (Howard University) NBA player (Washington Bullets) [22]
Olden Polynice Zeta Eta (University of Virginia) NBA player (Seattle SuperSonics, Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit Pistons, Sacramento Kings, Utah Jazz) [22]
Willis Reed Xi (Grambing State University) NBA player (New York Knicks), Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 1982, 2 time NBA Champion, 2 time NBA Finals MVP, 7 time NBA All-Star, 1970 NBA MVP, 1970 NBA All-Star Game MVP, 1965 NBA Rookie of the Year, New York Knicks #19 retired [22]
Darnell Valentine Zeta Omicron (University of Kansas) NBA player (Portland Trail Blazers, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers), 1980 US Olympian (Basketball) [22]

Track and field[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Walter Dix Mu Epsilon (Florida State) 2 time Bronze Medalist at 2008 Summer Olympics (100m, 200m), 8 time NCAA champion, 15 time All-American, holds American collegiate record of 19.69 seconds in the 200m, set American Collegiate Record with a time of 9.93 seconds in the 100m [22]
Melvin McLean Alpha Beta (Jackson State) 2 SWAC Champion 2006–2007 (400m, 800m), 4 time Div 2 NCAA All American, [22]
Johnny Gray Nu Delta (UCLA) Olympic Gold Medalalist in 800m [22]
Al Joyner Lambda Eta (Arkansas St. University) 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist in the Triple Jump, 1984 Jim Thorpe Award winner [22]
Emmit King Theta Delta (University of Alabama) 2 time Medalist at World Track Championships (1983), Olympian (1984, 1988), 1983 NCAA 100m National Champion [40]
Tom McCants Theta Delta (University of Alabama) Former American Record Holder in the High Jump, 7 feet 9 inches, set on May 8, 1988 at the Jesse Owens Meet in Columbus, OH. [40]
Coby Miller Kappa Zeta (Auburn) 2 time Olympian (2000, 2004), Silver Medalist in 2004 Summer Olympics (4x400m relay) [22]
Renaldo Nehemiah Epsilon Psi (University of Maryland) Former World Record Holder in 110m hurdles, first man to run 110m high hurdles in under 13 seconds, 3 time NCAA champion; NFL Player (San Francisco 49ers) [22]
Lamont Smith 1996 Olympic Gold Medalist (4x400m relay) [22]
Keith Talley Theta Delta (University of Alabama) 1986 NCAA Indoor 55-m Hurtles National Champion, 1987 NCAA Outdoor 110-m Hurdles National Champion, former record-holder for the Long Jump at his University [22]
Andrew Valmon Theta Tau Sigma (Northern VA Alumni) 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist (4x400m relay) [22]
Clive Wright Theta Delta (University of Alabama Jamaican Olympian in the 1998 Olympics in Seoul 200-m and 4x100m relay and 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, 1990 NCAA Outdoor 4X100 meter relay National Champion [22]
Walter Dix

Other sports[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Mike London Mu Omicron (University of Richmond) Head Football Coach University of Virginia [22]
Charlie Strong Iota Pi (University of Central Arkansas) Head Football Coach University of Texas[41] [22]
Frank Trigg Xi Delta (University of Oklahoma) Mixed Martial Artist [22]
Frank Trigg

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