List of Kappa Alpha Psi brothers

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The Sample Gates of Indiana University; IU was the site for the founding of Kappa Alpha Psi in 1911

The following is a list of notable members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (commonly referred to as Kappas or Nupes). These members are recognized as leaders in the arts, athletics, business, civil rights, education, government, and science.[1] Kappa Alpha Psi was founded on the campus of Indiana University in 1911. The fraternity has more than 105,000 members with 721 undergraduate and alumni chapters in every state of the United States, and international chapters in the United Kingdom, Germany, Korea, Japan, the Caribbean, Saint Thomas, Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands and South Africa.[1]

Academics[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Ray Belton Shreveport (LA) Alumni Chancellor for Southern University System [citation needed]
Horace Mann Bond Epsilon President of Fort Valley State University; first African American president and alum of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania [citation needed]
J. Max Bond, Sr. Iota President of University of Liberia; Brother of Horace Mann Bond; [citation needed]
Herman George Canady Theta Noted social psychologist; [citation needed]
Warrick L. Carter Alpha Theta President of Columbia College; [citation needed]
Rufus Early Clement Theta Longtime President of Atlanta University; [citation needed]
Elbert Frank Cox Alpha First African American to earn a Ph.D in pure mathematics, a field concerned with mathematical theory rather than with practice or application [2]
Kenneth Clark Xi Ph.D, African-American psychologist, with his wife Dr. Mamie Clark, conducted important research among children and were active in the Civil Rights Movement. They founded the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem and the organization Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited (HARYOU). He was also the first black president of the American Psychological Association. [citation needed]
Dr. Juan E. Gilbert Kappa Delta Professor and Andrew Banks Family Preeminence Endowed Chair at the University of Florida; recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring [3]
Charles V. Hamilton Alpha Rho Political Scientist, Author, Professor; [citation needed]
Marc Lamont Hill Abington-Ambler (PA) Alumni Professor at Temple University; author; activist; TV political commentator and host of Our World with Black Enterprise [4]
Joseph B. Johnson Gamma Psi Ph.D; former president of Grambling State University (1977 - 1991); former president of Talladega College (1991 - 1998). [5]
Laurence C. Jones Gamma Founder and long-time president of Piney Woods Country Life School in Rankin County, Mississippi. A noted educational innovator who spent his adult life supporting the educational advancement of rural African-American students in the segregated South. [citation needed]
C. Eric Lincoln Beta Mu Noted African-American scholar and author; Author of The Black Church Since Frazier and Race, Religion and the Continuing American Dilemma [citation needed]
Pellom McDaniels III Iota Iota Curator of African American Collections, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library; Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia; former World League of American Football (1991-1992) and NFL (1993-2000) defensive lineman [citation needed]
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad Delta Eta Ph.D., History; Professor; Director of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (2011 - 7/2016),[6] New York Public Library, New York City, NY; Author [7][page needed]
Samuel DeWitt Proctor Alpha Gamma President of Virginia Union University; president of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where he made close acquaintance with then student body president Jesse Jackson [citation needed]
Arturo Alfonso Schomburg Omicron Historian and scholar of African-American culture [8]
James E. Shepard Durham (NC) Alumni Ph.D; founder and first President of North Carolina College at Durham, which is currently known as North Carolina Central University [citation needed]
Francis Cecil Sumner Tau First African American to earn a Ph.D. in psychology, known as the "father of Black psychology" [citation needed]
Joseph White (psychologist) Gamma Alpha Ph.D, African-American psychologist, known as the "godfather of Black Psychology"; Professor Emeritus at the University of California-Irvine [citation needed]
Dr. Harrison B. Wilson Jr. Alpha Upsilon Second president of Norfolk State University [citation needed]
John Silvanus Wilson Pi Ph.D, Eleventh president of Morehouse College, former executive director, White House Initiative on HBCUs [9]
Arturo Schomburg

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Film, television and theatre[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Keith Carlos Nu Former American football wide receiver and fashion model, who became the first male winner of America's Next Top Model. [citation needed]
Joe Clair Alpha Iota Television host, best known for hosting BET's Rap City [4]
John Marshall Jones Theta Actor [citation needed]
Max Julien Xi Actor; best known for his role as Goldie in the 1973 blaxploitation film, The Mack [citation needed]
Cedric 'The Entertainer' Kyles Mu Zeta Comedian and actor [4]
Stan Lathan Delta Theta Film director, television producer and television director' producer of shows such as Sanford & Son and Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam [10]
Whitman Mayo Upsilon Actor, best known as the character Grady Wilson on the sitcom Sanford and Son [4]
Thomas "Nephew Tommy" Miles Nu Alpha Actor and comedian, best known as "Nephew Tommy" of The Steve Harvey Morning Show [citation needed]
Finesse Mitchell Iota Chi Comedian, actor, writer, MC [citation needed]
Y'lan Noel Omicron Actor [citation needed]
Kevin A. Ross Los Angeles (CA) Alumni Chapter Host and producer of daytime syndicated legal show America's Court with Judge Ross [citation needed]
John Singleton Beta Omega Director, best known for Boyz n the Hood and Rosewood (film) [4]
Aaron D. Spears Mu Phi Television actor [4]
Ernest Lee Thomas Alpha Zeta Actor, best known as Roger "Raj" Thomas of What's Happening!! and What's Happening Now!! [4]
Palmer Williams Jr. Beta Phi Stage and television actor; best known for his role as Floyd Jackson on Tyler Perry's House of Payne and the sitcom Love Thy Neighbor [11]
Lee Thompson Young Beta Omega Actor, best known for the Disney Channel's The Famous Jett Jackson [citation needed]

Journalism and commentary[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Robert Sengstacke Abbott Chicago (IL) Alumni Known as the African-American William Randolph Hearst, Abbott was the owner and publisher of the preeminent African-American newspaper of the 20th century, The Chicago Defender. Abbot is the 2nd awardee of the fraternity's Laurel Wreath award. [citation needed]
Robert W. Bogle Norristown (PA) Alumni President/CEO of Philadelphia Tribune [citation needed]
Charles M. Blow Gamma Psi American journalist; current visual op-ed columnist for The New York Times; former graphics director and art director for National Geographic magazine. [12]
Chris Broussard Iota Nu Sports columnist and sports reporter for Fox Sports 1 [13]
Bryan Burwell Alpha Phi Sportswriter and sports television personality [citation needed]
Kevin Corke Beta Theta Fox News White House Correspondent [14]
Alan Roger Currie Alpha Author, public speaker, radio personality [15]
Harold Dow Alpha Eta American news correspondent, journalist and investigative reporter for CBS News [citation needed]
Calvin Hughes Delta Omega Miami, FL newscaster. [citation needed]
Bruce Johnson (journalist) Alpha Omicron American journalist; American TV news anchorman and reporter for WUSA 9 (CBS) TV in Washington, D.C. Politics and Urban Affairs, Investigative, and hard-hitting feature stories are his expertise. [citation needed]
Augustus "Gus" Johnson Jr. Silver Spring (MD) Alumni Fox Sports commentator [16]
Louis Lautier Washington (DC) Alumni First African-American journalist admitted to the White House Correspondents' Association. [citation needed]
Thomas Miles Nu Alpha
(Charter Member)
Initiated through Beta Upsilon
Actor, writer, comedian, radio personality, better known as "Nephew Tommy" on the number-one rated syndicated radio show The Steve Harvey Morning Show [citation needed]
Demarco Morgan Delta Delta CBS News anchor; former News reporter and anchor for Atlanta's NBC affiliate, WXIA [17]
Tavis Smiley Alpha Talk show host; political commentator; author [18][19]
Jim Vance Gamma Omega News anchor for the NBC affiliate WRC-TV in Washington, D.C. [20][21]
Solomon Wilcots Beta Theta NFL commentator and analyst for NFL Network and CBS; former NFL defensive back [citation needed]
Ralph Wiley Beta Phi Sports writer and author [citation needed]
Bill Wilkerson Gamma Upsilon Late St. Louis sportscaster and morning radio host mainly with KMOX; Play-by-play voice for NFL St. Louis Cardinals and University of Missouri Tigers football in the 1970s and 1980s; [citation needed]

Music[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Gerald Alston Alpha Kappa R&B singer, lead singer with The Manhattans [citation needed]
Alvin Batiste Alpha Sigma Jazz clarinetist [22]
Lawrence Brownlee Indianapolis (IN) Alumni Opera singer [23]
Elwood Buchanan Beta Jazz trumpeter; music educator; early mentor to jazz legend Miles Davis [4]
Kenny Burrell Alpha Beta Jazz guitarist, Jazz Educator [citation needed]
Donald Byrd Alpha Beta Jazz and R&B trumpeter [4]
Byron Cage Kappa Upsilon Gospel musician [2]
Danny! Gamma Nu Recording artist for Questlove's Okayplayer Records; music producer/ and composer for MTV's Hype Music production library [2]
DJ Jubilee Gamma Psi Noted DJ and rapper [citation needed]
Jester Hairston Chi American composer, songwriter, arranger, and choral conductor; actor on sitcom Amen [4]
Edward Jordan Alpha Sigma Jazz saxophonist [22]
Montell Jordan Beta Omega R&B musician [4]
Booker T. Jones Alpha American multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer and arranger, best known as the frontman of the band Booker T. & the M.G.'s. [4]
Lecrae Eta Gamma Christian hip hop artist, record producer, and actor; president, co-owner and co-founder of the independent record label Reach Records [24]
Naledge Delta Eta Hip-hop artist [citation needed]
Smokie Norful Gamma Sigma Gospel musician [2]
Vinx De'Jon Parrette Beta Psi Percussionist, singer and songwriter; [citation needed]
Marvin Sapp Grand Rapids (MI) Alumni Gospel musician [2]
William Grant Still Delta Classical composer, first African American to conduct a major American symphony orchestra [25]
Billy Taylor Alpha Phi Jazz musician [26]
Kris Thomas Eta Gamma R&B and soul singer; competed in Season 4 of The Voice [25]
Lecrae (left)

Business[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
James A. Dallas Miami (FL) Alumni Businessman, nightclub owner, and civic leader, Fort Lauderdale; [27]
John Edward Jacob Xi Vice President of Anheuser-Busch; former CEO of the National Urban League (NUL) [2]
Robert L. Johnson Beta American businessman, media magnate, executive, philanthropist and investor; founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET); former majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats; first African-American billionaire; first African-American majority club owner of a major American sports league [4]
Reginald Lewis Alpha Phi CEO of TLC Beatrice International, the first black-owned company to have more than $1 billion in annual sales [4]
Kedar Massenburg Delta Mu President and CEO of Motown Records [2]
Guy Primus Lambda Delta COO of Overbrook Entertainment; named one of Urban Influence Magazine's "Men of Influence 2009" [28]
John W. Thompson Alpha Xi CEO of Virtual Instruments; Chairman of the Board of Directors for Microsoft Corporation; former vice-president at IBM; former CEO of Symantec Corporation [29]
A. Maceo Walker Alpha Delta Universal Life Insurance Company and Tri-State Bank. Laurel Wreath awardee [citation needed]
Carl Ware Gamma Kappa American businessman, philanthropist; Longtime Executive of Coca-Cola [4]

Government and politics[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Archie Alexander Gamma Governor of US Virgin Islands; past Grand Polemarch [26]
Richard H. Austin Detroit (MI) Alumni Michigan Secretary of State [citation needed]
Mandela Barnes Gamma Phi First African-American Lt. Governor for state of Wisconsin [citation needed]
Nelson B. Bascome Alpha Iota Minister of Health and Member of Parliament, Bermuda [30]
William A. Bell Birmingham (AL) Alumni Former mayor of Birmingham, Alabama [citation needed]
Stephen K. Benjamin Zeta Epsilon Mayor of Columbia, South Carolina [4]
Sanford Bishop Pi Representative from Georgia [31]
Tom Bradley Upsilon Mayor of Los Angeles, California; past Grand Polemarch [4]
Alvin Brown Delta Psi First African-American Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida [citation needed]
George L. Brown Mu First Black Lieutenant Governor of Colorado; with his Kappa brother, California's Mervyn Dymally, he was one of the first two Black lieutenant-governors since Reconstruction and outside of any southern state [4]
William D. Burns Iota Former member of the Chicago City Council representing 4th Ward, Chicago. Burns (D) represented the 26th District in the Illinois House of Representatives from 2008 through 2011. [citation needed]
John A. Burroughs, Jr. Gamma Former US Ambassador to Uganda (1988-1991) and to Malawi (1981-1984); Played offensive linesman for the University of Iowa (1958-1959) [citation needed]
Dwaine Caraway Beta Upsilon Former mayor and city councilman Dallas, Texas [4]
William Lacy Clay, Jr. Saint Louis (MO) Alumni Representative from Missouri [31]
Michael B. Coleman Columbus (OH) Alumni Mayor of Columbus, Ohio [31]
Ian Conyers Kappa Chi Michigan Senator from District 4 [31]
John Conyers Alpha Beta Representative from Michigan; chairman of the House Judiciary Committee [31]
George W. Crockett Pi Representative from Michigan; civil rights activist [4]
Mike Davis Zeta Delta California State Assembly member [2]
Rufus Davis Theta Eta Mayor of Camilla, Georgia [2]
Mervyn M. Dymally Alpha Mu First black Lieutenant Governor of California; Representative from California [4]
Walter E. Fauntroy Alpha Gamma Representative from Washington, D.C.; civil rights leader [4]
Adrian Fenty Alpha Omega Former mayor of Washington, D.C. [32]
Aaron D. Ford Las Vegas (NV) Alumni State Senate Majority Leader Nevada [33]
Johnny Ford Beta Phi Former Mayor of Tuskegee, Alabama [31]
Wilson Frost Alpha Delta Longtime Chicago, Illinois alderman [31]
Truman Gibson Iota Lawyer, Government advisor, and later influential boxing promoter who played a unique and unheralded role in the Civil Rights Movement, primarily as a member of the "Black Cabinet" of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S Truman. [31]
William F. Gibson Beta Rho Dentist, Civil Rights activist, and former chairman of the NAACP [31]
Wilson Goode Philadelphia (PA) Alumni First African-American Mayor of Philadelphia [34]
Curtis Graves Beta Upsilon Former Texas state House of Representative [4]
Anton Gunn Zeta Epsilon First African American from District 79; South Carolina House of Representatives member [citation needed]
Elihu Harris Gamma Alpha Mayor of Oakland, California [25]
Alcee Hastings Alpha Delta Representative from Florida; Federal Judge [31]
John Hayden Jr. Beta Nu Police Commissioner of the St. Louis [31]
Alphonso R. Jackson Epsilon Eta 13th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) [31]
Benjamin Jealous Washington (DC) Alumni President and CEO of the NAACP [citation needed]
Hakeem Jeffries Mu Kappa Representative from New York [31]
Eric Johnson (Texas politician) Theta Iota Mayor of Dallas, Texas; former state representative Texas [citation needed]
Vernon Jones Alpha Kappa CEO of DeKalb County, Georgia; Senator from Georgia 2008 candidate [25]
Chokwe Lumumba Canton-Madison (MS) Alumni Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi [citation needed]
Nathaniel J. McFadden Baltimore (MD) Alumni President Pro Tempore, Senate of Maryland [citation needed]
Clarence Mitchell III Alpha Iota Former member of the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates [citation needed]
Joseph Neal Gamma Mu South Carolina House of Representatives member from District 70; [citation needed]
Carl Officer Gamma Upsilon Former Mayor of East St. Louis, IL [31]
Alvin Parks Pi Former Mayor of East St. Louis, IL [31]
Cecil A. Partee Alpha Theta First African-American to serve both as President of the Illinois State Senate and Cook County's State Attorney; Three-term treasurer for city of Chicago, IL. [citation needed]
Obie Patterson Gainesville (FL) Alumni Maryland House of Delegates; former chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland [citation needed]
James Perkins, Jr. Gamma Phi First African-American Mayor of Selma, Alabama [35]
Edward J. Perkins Alexandria-Fairfax (VA) Alumni US Ambassador to Liberia, South Africa, the United Nations, and Australia [36]
Brensil Rolle Bahamas Alumni Member of Parliament, the Bahamas [37]
Kasim Reed Atlanta (GA) Alumni Mayor of Atlanta [38]
Julian Russell Epsilon Alpha Senator, the Bahamas [39]
Charles E. Samuels, Jr. Kappa Kappa 8th Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons; its first African-American director [40]
Carl B. Stokes Alpha Omega Mayor of Cleveland, first black mayor of a major US city [4]
Louis Stokes Alpha Omega First African-American Congressman from Ohio; civil rights lawyer [36]
John F. Street Philadelphia (PA) Alumni Mayor of Philadelphia [32]
Shawn Z. Tarrant Epsilon Zeta Maryland House of Delegates [citation needed]
Bennie Thompson Gamma Rho Representative from Mississippi; Chairman of House Homeland Security Committee [4]
Luska Twyman Alpha Upsilon Kentucky's first African American mayor in 1968 when Twyman became mayor of Glasgow, Kentucky. An appointee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights [citation needed]
Craig Watkins Zeta Beta First African-American district attorney in Texas, Dallas County; lawyer [citation needed]
Wellington Webb Denver (CO) Alumni Mayor of Denver [4]
Michael Weeks Bermuda Alumni Member of Parliament, Bermuda [41]
Jesse White Beta Zeta Secretary of State of Illinois [42]
Michael White Zeta Mayor of Cleveland [citation needed]
J. Ernest Wilkins, Sr. Beta Attorney; Undersecretary of Labor for International Labor Affairs; past Grand Polemarch [citation needed]
Albert Wynn Beta Epsilon Former member of the U.S. House of Representative from Maryland [31]
Sanford Bishop
William Clay
John Conyers
Rufus Davis
Adrian Fenty
Alcee Hastings
Charles E. Samuels, Jr.

Law[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Marvin S. Arrington Sr. Gamma Kappa Fulton (GA) County Judge, former Fulton (GA) County Commissioner [4]
A. A. Birch, Jr. Epsilon First African American to serve as Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court [2]
Johnnie Cochran Upsilon Defense attorney, best known for his role in the legal defense during the O. J. Simpson murder case [4]
William Cousins Beta Retired Illinois State Appellate Judge; Former Chicago Alderman, [4]
Earl B. Dickerson Beta Prominent African-American attorney, community activist and business executive who successfully argued before the US Supreme Court in Hansberry v. Lee; past Grand Polemarch [citation needed]
Robert Morton Duncan Zeta First African-American to serve as a Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court [citation needed]
Andrew L. Carter, Jr. Iota Delta District Court Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; appointed by President Barack Obama [citation needed]
Gonzalo P. Curiel Alpha District Court Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of California; appointed by President Barack Obama [43]
Richard Erwin Alpha Epsilon First African American to be elected to a statewide office in North Carolina; President Jimmy Carter appointed Erwin in 1980 as the first black federal judge in North Carolina [citation needed]
Henry Frye Alpha Nu First African American chief justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court [4]
George Edward Chalmer Hayes Washington, DC Alumni Civil rights attorney; Laurel Wreath awardee [2]
Wade Henderson Washington (DC) Alumni Attorney; President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights [citation needed]
Donald L. Hollowell Beta Lambda Civil rights attorney; attorney for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [44]
Nathaniel R. Jones Beta Pi Former judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. As general counsel of the NAACP, he gained recognition for his legal efforts to end school segregation in the northern United States. [citation needed]
George N. Leighton Xi Retired Cook County (IL) Circuit Court Judge and Illinois Appellate Judge [4]
Wade H. McCree Alpha Delta First African American appointed to the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; second African-American US Solicitor General [citation needed]
Loren Miller (judge) Mu American journalist, civil rights activist, attorney and judge. He was appointed to the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles [2]
Theodore McMillian Alpha Mu First African American to serve on the Missouri Court of Appeals, and the first African American to serve as a United States Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. [citation needed]
William Robert Ming Iota Civil rights pioneer, attorney, law professor; best known as one of the architects of the legal strategy leading to the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, working on the litigation team for that case and on a number of the important cases leading to Brown, including Shelley v. Kraemer, Sweatt v. Painter and McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents [citation needed]
Irvin Charles Mollison Iota First African American to serve on the United States Customs Court. [2]
Donald Gaines Murray Alpha Iota Central figure in Murray v. Pearson (1935), which ruled that the University of Maryland School of Law's policy of racial segregation was unconstitutional [45]
Theodore R. Newman Jr. Chi First African American to serve as Chief Justice of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals [2]
James Benton Parsons Alpha Mu First African American to serve as a US Federal District Judge [citation needed]
Eugene K. Pettis Zeta Phi First African American to serve as president of the Florida Bar [46]
Carlton W. Reeves Delta Delta District Court Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi; appointed by President Barack Obama [citation needed]
Donald Remy Nu Iota Executive Vice President of Law, Policy & Governance and

Chief Legal Officer at the N.C.A.A.

[citation needed]
Scovel Richardson Beta Judge for the United States Court of International Trade appointed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower [citation needed]
Percy Sutton New York (NY) Alumni Attorney and civil rights activist; attorney for Malcolm X [2]
Johnnie Cochran

Literature[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Lerone Bennett, Jr. Pi Best selling author; Author of Before the Mayflower; editor of Ebony [47]
Sam Greenlee Beta Omicron Author of The Spook Who Sat by the Door; Illinois poet laureate in 1969 [citation needed]
LeAlan Jones Theta Eta Author of Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago [25]

Military[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Andrew Chambers Xi Commanding general of the VII Corps and the United States Army Central; [citation needed]
Daniel James, Jr. Nashville (TN) Alumni First African-American four-star general [4]
James B. Knighten Beta Gamma Tuskegee Airmen; one of the first twelve African-Americans to become a pilot in the United States [citation needed]
Frederick C. Branch Alpha Epsilon First African-American officer in the United States Marine Corps [2]
Russell C. Davis Des Moines (IA) Alumni Lt. General in the United States Air Force [citation needed]
John R. Fox Delta First Lieutenant in World War II; posthumously received Medal of Honor in 1997 [citation needed]
Aundre F. Piggee Gamma Sigma Lt. General in the United States Army [citation needed]
John W. Shannon Delta Zeta Former Under Secretary of the United States Army; [citation needed]
Robert W. Smith III Beta Epsilon Major General in the United States Army Reserve [48]
Clifford Stanley Alpha Lambda Major General in the United States Marine Corps [citation needed]
Dennis L. Via Alpha Phi Four-star General; 18th Commander of the United States Army Materiel Command [49]
Daniel James, Jr.
Dennis L. Via

Religion[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Ralph Abernathy Beta Zeta Civil rights leader; former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) [citation needed]
Jamal Harrison Bryant Baltimore (MD) Alumni Pastor of Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, Maryland; has appeared on BET's Meet the Faith, CNN, C-SPAN, and Politically Incorrect; served as a panelist on the national town hall meetings entitled "The State of Black America" and "The State of the Black Church" [citation needed]
Calvin O. Butts Pi Pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, New York; President of the State University of New York College at Old Westbury; Chairman and founder of the Abyssinian Development Corporation, an engine for $500 million in housing and commercial development in Harlem [citation needed]
Eddie L. Long Alpha Kappa Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church [citation needed]
Leon Sullivan Tau Late Baptist minister; civil rights leader and social activist; pastor emeritus of Zion Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [citation needed]
Gardner C. Taylor Alpha Omega Late Pastor Emeritus of the Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY; awarded the 2000 Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton [citation needed]
Ralph Abernathy

Science[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Nathan L. Fletcher Alpha Iota President of the National Dental Association [50]
Henry Foster Pi Surgeon General of the United States nominee [4]
Bernard A. Harris, Jr. Eta Lambda Astronaut; first African American to walk in space [4]
Samuel P. Massie Alpha Delta Chemistry professor; first African American to teach at the US Naval Academy; worked on The Manhattan Project; was president of what was then North Carolina College at Durham [citation needed]
J. Ernest Wilkins, Jr. Iota African-American mathematician and nuclear scientist who worked on The Manhattan Project [citation needed]
Bernard Harris

Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Emmett Ashford Upsilon First African American umpire in Major League Baseball [51]
Larry Bradford Gamma Kappa Former MLB pitcher with the Atlanta Braves [51]
Harvey Branch Beta Zeta Former minor league pitcher and MLB player for the St. Louis Cardinals [51]
Don Buford Beta Omega Former MLB player for the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles; former minor and major league coach [51]
Donn Clendenon Pi Former MLB first baseman; MVP in the 1969 World Series with the New York Mets [51]
Solly Drake Beta Tau Former MLB outfielder with several MLB teams in mid to late 1950s [51]
Kenny Lofton Delta Omicron Former MLB outfielder [51]
Lloyd McClendon Zeta Alpha Hitting coach for Detroit Tigers. Former MLB outfielder; former manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners [51]
Charlie Williams (umpire) Epsilon Kappa African American umpire in Major League Baseball [51]
Reggie Williams Alpha Sigma Former MLB player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Indians [51]
Lloyd McClendon

Basketball[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Cy Alexander Washington (DC) Alumni Former head basketball coach of North Carolina A&T State University, Tennessee State University and South Carolina State University; [citation needed]
Bernie Bickerstaff Delta Epsilon Assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers; NBA coach and front office executive [4]
Rolando Blackman Beta Psi Former Dallas Mavericks guard; College Basketball Hall of Fame, 2015; Assistant coach with Turkey national basketball team; one of only two former Maverick players to have his jersey retired by the team [10]
Walter Bond Psi Former NBA guard [citation needed]
Bill Bridges Mu Former NBA Forward; 1975 NBA Champion; 3 time NBA All Star [citation needed]
Bill Buntin Sigma Former NBA Forward; [citation needed]
Willie Burton Psi Former NBA Forward; [citation needed]
Mack Calvin Beta Omega Former ABA Guard; [citation needed]
Jason Capel Theta Omicron Former mens head basketball coach of Appalachian State University; former basketball player for the North Carolina Tar Heels [citation needed]
Jeff Capel II Epsilon Beta Former mens head basketball coach Old Dominion University, North Carolina A&T University and Fayetteville State University; former NBA assistant coach Philadelphia 76ers and Charlotte Bobcats [4]
Wilt Chamberlain Mu Former NBA center; Basketball Hall of Fame, 1978; College Basketball Hall of Fame, 2006 [4]
John Chaney Gamma Theta Distinguished Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and Temple University head coach; Basketball Hall of Fame 2001 [4]
David Cox (basketball) Xi Theta Current head basketball coach of University of Rhode Island [citation needed]
Gene Cross Beta Former head professional and collegiate basketball coach; [citation needed]
Erick Dampier Eta Upsilon Former NBA center [4]
Harold Ellis Pi Former NBA Los Angeles Clippers Denver Nuggets forward; NBA team executive [4]
Alex English Zeta Epsilon Former NBA forward; Basketball Hall of Fame, 1997; College Basketball Hall of Fame, 2006, NBA assistant coach for Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings [citation needed]
Larry Finch Memphis (TN) Alumni Former head coach of University of Memphis [citation needed]
Caesar Felton Gayles Pi
(Charter Member)
Distinguished Langston University men's basketball head coach; College Basketball Hall of Fame 2014 [4]
Bill Garrett Alpha First African-American to play on the IU basketball team and also the first to regularly start on a Big Ten team; Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, 1974 [citation needed]
James Green Lambda Pi
(Charter Member)
Former Head coach of Jacksonville State University [citation needed]
Tommie Green Baton Rouge (LA) Alumni Former NBA guard; Former mens head basketball Southern University [citation needed]
Penny Hardaway Kappa Beta Former Orlando Magic guard; 1996 Summer Olympics gold medalist; Current head basketball coach at University of Memphis; [10]
Leonard Hamilton Zeta Kappa
(Charter Member)
Head coach of Florida State University; former head coach at Oklahoma State University, the University of Miami, and NBA's Washington Wizards [citation needed]
Marques Haynes Alpha Pi Former Harlem Globetrotter; Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, 1998 [10]
Walt Hazzard Upsilon Former NBA guard; former head coach of UCLA; led UCLA to its first NCAA Championship while going undefeated; 1964 Summer Olympics gold medalist [citation needed]
Alan Henderson Alpha Former NBA forward [4]
Bob Hopkins New Orleans (LA) Alumni Former NBA player, coach and scout. Interim head coach of Seattle SuperSonics 1977-1978; [citation needed]
Allan Houston Mu Rho Assistant general manager for the New York Knicks; former NBA guard; 2000 Summer Olympics gold medalist [4]
Wade Houston Alpha Omicron Former head basketball coach at University of Tennessee; first African-American head basketball coach in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) [4]
Phil Hubbard Sigma Former NBA forward and assistant coach; 1976 Summer Olympics gold medalist [citation needed]
Ben Jobe Alpha Delta Former collegiate basketball head coach; best known as the head coach of Southern University [citation needed]
George T. Johnson Beta Gamma Former NBA Center; Member of the 1975 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors; [citation needed]
Sam Jones Boston (MA) Alumni Former Boston Celtics Guard; Basketball Hall of Fame, 1984; College Basketball Hall of Fame, 2006, ten-time NBA champion [4]
Kerry Kittles Delta Eta Former NBA forward; [citation needed]
Lonnie Kluttz Alpha Nu Former ABA player; [citation needed]
Lonnie Lynn Delta Former ABA player; Father of rapper and actor Common [citation needed]
McCoy McLemore Omega Former NBA guard; long time color analyst for Houston Rockets; <
Kennedy Meeks Theta Omicron Forward on the 2016-17 NCAA champion North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team; [citation needed]
Joe Meriweather Gamma Upsilon Former NBA center; [citation needed]
Eddie Miles Gamma Eta Retired NBA guard Detroit Pistons, New York Knicks, Baltimore Bullets [citation needed]
Johnny Newman Eta Xi Former NBA forward [4]
David Noel Theta Omicron Former NBA forward; played in Philippine Basketball Association and the French LNB Pro A [citation needed]
Sam Perkins Fort Worth (TX) Alumni Former NBA forward; 1984 Summer Olympics gold medalist; Member of 1982 NCAA men's basketball championship University of North Carolina Tar Heels [citation needed]
Elliot Perry Kappa Beta Former NBA guard; Memphis Grizzlies radio commentator [citation needed]
Ulysses Reed Iota Tau Former star guard with University of Arkansas teams of late 1970s and early 1980s [citation needed]
Oscar Robertson Beta Eta Former NBA guard; Basketball Hall of Fame, 1980; College Basketball Hall of Fame, 2006; FIBA Hall of Fame, 2009; 1960 Summer Olympics gold medalist; the Oscar Robertson Trophy was named in his honor [4]
Bill Russell Gamma Alpha Former NBA center; first African-American inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame; Basketball Hall of Fame, 1975; College Basketball Hall of Fame, 2006; FIBA Hall of Fame, 2007; 1956 Summer Olympics gold medalist; eleven-time NBA champion; awarded the 2011 Presidential Medal of Freedom; the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award was named in his honor; 1956 Summer Olympics gold medalist [4]
Cazzie Russell Sigma Former NBA guard and forward; CBA coach; College Basketball Hall of Fame, 2011 [citation needed]
Mark Tatum Iota Phi NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer (COO); first African-American Deputy Commissioner of the NBA [52]
Tom Thacker (basketball) Beta Eta Former NBA / ABA Forward; 1968 NBA Champion; 1971 ABA Champion [citation needed]
James Wade (basketball) Kappa Zeta
(Charter Member - Omicron Iota)
WNBA head coach of Chicago Sky [citation needed]
Darrell Walker Iota Tau Head basketball coach Clark Atlanta University former assistant coach for the New York Knicks; former head coach of NBA Toronto Raptors, former NBA guard [4]
Melvin Watkins Zeta Delta Former head coach of Texas A&M University [citation needed]
Milt Williams Alpha Mu Former NBA guard; New York Knicks [citation needed]
George Wilson Beta Eta Former NBA forward-center; 1964 Summer Olympics gold medalist [citation needed]
Lorenzen Wright Kappa Beta Former NBA forward [citation needed]
Wilt Chamberlain
Oscar Robertson
Bill Russell
Penny Hardaway

Football[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Jaire Alexander Alpha Omicron Green Bay Packers defensive back [citation needed]
Willie Alexander (American football) Gamma Pi Former Houston Oilers cornerback; [citation needed]
Houston Antwine Gamma Upsilon Former AFL defensive tackle for New England Patriots, and Philadelphia Eagles; 6 time AFL All Star [citation needed]
Nnamdi Asomugha Gamma Alpha Former Oakland Raiders All-Pro cornerback; philanthropist [53]
Chris Barclay Omicron Sigma Former NFL running back [2]
Lem Barney Delta Delta Former Detroit Lions All-Pro safety; Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1992 [4]
Odell Barry Beta Xi Retired wide receiver Denver Broncos; former of mayor Northglenn, Colorado [2]
Reggie Barlow Jacksonville (FL) Alumni Former Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver; Head Coach Virginia State University [2]
J. J. Birden Delta Alpha Former NFL wide receiver [2]
Harry Boatswain Nu Gamma Former NFL offensive tackle for New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles; member of the Super Bowl XXIX champion San Francisco 49ers [citation needed]
Jim Braxton Beta Epsilon
(Charter Member of Epsilon Chi)
Former Buffalo Bills fullback; blocking back for OJ Simpson; [citation needed]
Johnny Bright Omega Former CFL running back, College Football Hall of Fame, 1984, Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1970, Three time Grey Cup Champion [2]
Dana Brinson Eta Former wide receiver for NFL San Diego Chargers and Atlanta Falcons and the London Monarchs of the World League [2]
Marlin Briscoe Alpha Eta Former AFL quarterback and AFL/NFL wide receiver; 2-time Super Bowl Champion as a wide receiver on Miami Dolphins, the first African-American to start at quarterback for a major professional football league game with the 1968 AFL Denver Broncos [citation needed]
Bob Brown Eta Former Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, and Oakland Raiders offensive tackle; Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2004 and College Football Hall of Fame, 1993 [citation needed]
Larry Brown Kappa Epsilon Former Dallas Cowboys cornerback; Super Bowl XXX MVP [citation needed]
Steve Brown Delta Alpha Former Houston Oilers cornerback; NFL secondary coach [53]
Brandon Brooks Houston (TX) Alumni Philadelphia Eagles Guard [citation needed]
Earnest Byner Eta Psi Former NFL Cleveland Browns, Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens running back, NFL running back coach [2]
Jim Caldwell Gamma Former head coach of the Detroit Lions; former head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and Wake Forest Demon Deacons; former offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens [54]
D. J. Campbell Gamma Alpha Miami Dolphins safety [citation needed]
Chris Canty New York (NY) Alumni Former NFL defensive lineman Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, Member of the 2011 Super Bowl Champion New York Giants, [citation needed]
Drew Carter Zeta Former Carolina Panthers, Oakland Raiders wide receiver [2]
Maurice Carthon Theta Mu Former assistant head coach for the Kansas City Chiefs; Former fullback for New York Giants and USFL New Jersey Generals; Two-time Super Bowl champion [55]
Marino Casem Jackson (MS) Alumni Served as the head coach at Alabama State University, Alcorn State University, and Southern University; inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003 [citation needed]
Greg Childs Iota Tau Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver [4]
Dextor Clinkscale Alpha Lambda Former NFL Dallas Cowboys defensive back; [53]
Ken Coffey Iota Delta
(Charter Member of Lambda Theta)
Former NFL Washington Redskins defensive back [citation needed]
Junior Coffey Gamma Eta Former NFL running back with the Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons, and New York Giants; Thoroughbred horse trainer [citation needed]
Corey Coleman Xi Sigma NFL wide receiver Cleveland Browns; Buffalo Bills; New England Patriots; New York Giants [citation needed]
Ron Cooper (American football) Eta Mu Former head football coach of Louisville University and Alabama A&M University; longtime assistant coach in NCAA and NFL; [citation needed]
Reggie Corner Xi Xi Former Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars safety [citation needed]
Jerome Couplin III Xi Theta Former Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles, Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams Safety. Former CFL Linebacker for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. Current Safety for the Orlando Apollos
Neal Craig Alpha Delta Former Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns safety [citation needed]
B. J. Daniels Zeta Chi Former NFL Seattle Seahawks, Houston Texans QB [56]
Theophilus Danzy Natchez (MS) Alumni Former head football coach at Alabama A&M University, Alcorn State University, Prairie View A&M University, and Stillman College [citation needed]
Eric Davis Eta Mu Former All-Pro San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers cornerback; former NFL Network analyst [citation needed]
Willie Davis Gamma Psi Former All-Pro Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers defensive end; Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1981; member of the Green Bay Packers Board of Directors [citation needed]
Ron Dickerson Beta Psi Former head coach of Temple University and Alabama State University [4]
Ron Dickerson Jr. Iota Tau Former wide receiver NFL Kansas City Chiefs; former head football coach of Gardner-Webb University [citation needed]
Willie Drewrey Epsilon Chi Former NFL Houston Oilers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver [citation needed]
Chuck Ealey Beta Xi Former CFL All-Pro quarterback; Led University of Toledo to 35 consecutive wins in a three-year span from 1969–1971, finished eighth in 1971 Heisman Trophy ballot [citation needed]
Earl Faison Alpha Former AFL defensive tackle for San Diego Chargers, and Miami Dolphins; Member of 1963 AFL Champion San Diego Chargers; 1961 AFL Rookie of the Year [citation needed]
Donnie Fletcher Chi Former NFL cornerback [2]
Jamar Fletcher Beta Omicron Former NFL cornerback; recipient of Jim Thorpe Award and Jack Tatum Trophy [53]
Ramon Foster Brentwood (TN) Alumni Pittsburgh Steeler Guard [citation needed]
Wallace Francis Gamma Sigma Former NFL wide receiver with the Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills [citation needed]
John Gilliam Atlanta (GA) Alumni Former NFL wide receiver [citation needed]
Marquise Goodwin Iota Delta San Francisco 49ers wide receiver; 2012 Summer Olympic long jumper [citation needed]
Jason Goss Kappa Epsilon Former NFL/CFL cornerback [citation needed]
Leon Gray Delta Delta Former Pro Bowl offensive tackle for New England Patriots, Houston Oilers, and New Orleans Saints; [citation needed]
Robert Green (American football) Eta Omega Former NFL running back [2]
Bobby Grier Beta Epsilon First African American football player to break the color barrier of the collegiate Sugar Bowl game when his Pittsburgh Panthers played in the 1956 Sugar Bowl held in New Orleans, LA against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets [2]
Chris Gragg Iota Tau Buffalo Bills tight end [57]
David Grant Epsilon Chi Former NFL defensive lineman [2]
DeJuan Groce Eta Former NFL cornerback [2]
Cortez Hankton Beta Upsilon Former NFL wide receiver; current college football assistant coach; [citation needed]
Mike Harden Sigma Former NFL Denver Broncos safety [citation needed]
Willie Harper Eta Former San Francisco 49ers linebacker; Member of 1981 Super Bowl Champion San Francisco 49ers [citation needed]
Bobby Harris Lambda Pi Former NFL/CFL offensive tackle [2]
Chick Harris Gamma Iota Long time NFL assistant coach [4]
Corey Harris Nu Rho Former NFL safety [2]
Nic Harris Zeta Omega Former Buffalo Bills and Carolina Panthers linebacker [citation needed]
Matthew Hatchette Langston (K) Alumni Former NFL wide receiver [2]
Kahlil Hill Gamma Former NFL/CFL wide receiver [53]
Randy Hilliard Theta Lambda Former NFL defensive back; [53]
Jessie Hester Theta Eta Former NFL wide receiver [citation needed]
Earl Holmes Alpha Xi Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker [2]
Lane Howell Gamma Psi Retired NFL lineman New York Giants Philadelphia Eagles [2]
Brett Hundley Upsilon NFL Quarterback Green Bay Packers Seattle Seahawks quarterback [citation needed]
Gerald Irons Gamma Xi Former Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns linebacker [citation needed]
Larron Jackson Delta Omega Former NFL Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman [citation needed]
Willie Jackson Zeta Phi Former NFL wide receiver [53]
Willie Jeffries Alpha Lambda First African American head coach of a NCAA Division I-A football program at Wichita State University; elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010 [citation needed]
Billy Joe Wilberforce (OH) Alumni Former AFL running back; 1963 AFL Rookie of the Year; longtime college head coach Central State University, Florida A&M University, Miles College, Member of the College Football Hall of Fame, [citation needed]
John Henry Johnson Gamma Iota Pro Football Hall of Fame 1987; member of 49ers Million Dollar Backfield [4]
Marquis Johnson Eta Chi Former NFL cornerback [citation needed]
J. J. Jones Alpha Delta Former New York Jets quarterback; backup QB to Joe Namath; played for Calgary Stampeders in CFL; [citation needed]
Kevin Jones Theta Psi Former Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears running back [25][53]
William Judson Alpha Lambda Former NFL Miami Dolphins cornerback; [53]
EJ Junior Eta Chi Former Arizona Cardinals and Miami Dolphins linebacker; two-time Pro Bowler [53]
Colin Kaepernick Xi Phi Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback [58]
Shaun King St. Petersburg (FL) Alumni Former quarterback, Tampa Bay; AFL anchor [25]
Roland Lakes Delta Upsilon Former San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman [citation needed]
Jerry Latin Epsilon Omicron Former NFL St. Louis Cardinals (football) running back [2]
Steve Lawson Mu Former NFL offensive lineman <
Charles Lee Lambda Omega Former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver [citation needed]
Larry Lee (American football) Upsilon Former NFL offensive tackle for Detroit Lions,Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos; [citation needed]
Cleo Lemon Theta Mu Former NFL/CFL quarterback [59]
Keenan Lewis Iota Iota New Orleans Saints cornerback [2]
Leo Lewis Alpha Mu Former CFL Winnipeg Blue Bombers running back, College Football Hall of Fame, 2005, Canadian Football Hall of Fame, 1973, Four time Grey Cup Champion [2]
Greg Lloyd Gamma Zeta Former Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker [2]
Andre Lott Mu Rho Former NFL safety [2]
Derek Loville Delta Alpha Former NFL running back; played on 3 Super Bowl championship teams [citation needed]
Lenny Lyles Alpha Omicron Former Baltimore Colts cornerback, Member of the 1958 NFL Champions [53]
Brandon Marshall Lambda Omega Chicago Bears All-Pro wide receiver; 2012 NFL Pro Bowl MVP; most receptions in a game in NFL history (21) [53]
Brandon Marshall Xi Phi Denver Broncos linebacker [53]
Jim Marshall Zeta Former Minnesota Vikings All-Pro defensive end; member of the famed Purple People Eaters defense; [53]
Harvey Martin Eta Phi
(Charter Member)
Defensive end with the Dallas Cowboys; Super Bowl XII MVP; NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 1977 [citation needed]
Ollie Matson Gamma Alpha Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1972; College Football Hall of Fame, 1976; won bronze medal in the 400-meter run and a silver medal as part of the US 4x400-meter relay team in the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland; member of the undefeated 1951 University of San Francisco football team [4]
Jordan Matthews Nu Rho Former Buffalo Bills wide receiver, Current Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver [citation needed]
Michael Matthews Lambda Delta Former New York Giants tight end, Super Bowl Champion [citation needed]
Aaron Maybin Delta Theta Toronto Argonauts linebacker; former NFL player for Buffalo Bills, New York Jets, and Cincinnati Bengals [citation needed]
Curtis McClinton Mu Former AFL player for the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs; Member of the 1969 Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs; 1962 AFL Rookie of the Year [citation needed]
Guy McIntyre Zeta Iota Former San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl guard; three-time Super Bowl Champion with the San Francisco 49ers [53]
Reggie McKenzie Sigma Former Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks guard; College Football Hall of Fame, 2002 [citation needed]
Bennie McRae Sigma Former Chicago Bears cornerback; Member of the 1963 NFL Champion Chicago Bears [2]
Ron Meeks Theta Mu Defensive backs coach for San Diego Chargers; former Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator [citation needed]
John Merritt Alpha Upsilon Head football coach at Jackson State University and Tennessee State University; inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994 [citation needed]
Glyn Milburn Lambda Nu Former NFL special teams specialist [53]
Damontre Moore Nu Alpha New York Giants defensive end [citation needed]
Zeke Moore Alpha Mu Former Houston Oilers defensive back [citation needed]
Emery Moorehead Beta Theta Former New York Giants, Chicago Bears tight end / wide receiver, Member of 1985 NFL Champions [2]
Derrick Morgan Lambda Delta Tennessee Titans defensive end [citation needed]
Kirk Morrison Delta Epsilon Former NFL linebacker [53]
Pellom McDaniels III Iota Iota Former Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons defensive end [2]
Anthony McFarland St. Petersburg (FL) Alumni Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts defensive tackle [2]
Ace Mumford Delta Born Arnett W. Mumford; inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001; coached Southern University Jaguars to five national championships in football; coached Southern University to the 1941 national championship in basketball by taking the National Intercollegiate Invitational Basketball Tournament [60]
Al Nelson Beta Eta Former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback [citation needed]
Jamar Newsome Lambda Omega Dallas Cowboys wide receiver [citation needed]
Cliff Odom Iota Alpha Former NFL Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins linebacker [53]
Chris Oldham Delta Alpha Former NFL cornerback [53]
Bill Olds Eta Former NFL Baltimore Colts running back [citation needed]
Jim Pace Sigma Former NFL and CFL running back; eighth pick in the first round of the 1958 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers [citation needed]
Tony Paige Theta Psi Former NFL running back [citation needed]
Preston Pearson Beta Former Baltimore Colts, Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys running back; Two-time Super Bowl Champion [citation needed]
Bob Pickens Eta Former NFL offensive lineman with NFL Chicago Bears; U.S. Olympic wrestler 1964 Tokyo Olympics [citation needed]
Ricky Price Zeta Theta Former Kansas City Chiefs safety [citation needed]
Stanley Pritchett Zeta Epsilon Former NFL fullback [2]
Mickey Pruitt Beta Theta Former NFL Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys linebacker, Member of 1992 Super Bowl Champion Dallas Cowboys [citation needed]
Howard Richards St. Louis (MO) Alumni Former Dallas Cowboys Offensive Tackle [citation needed]
Gerald Riggs Gamma Iota Former NFL Atlanta Falcons and Washington Redskins running back [2]
Keenan Robinson Iota Delta Washington Redskins linebacker [citation needed]
Al Roberts Gamma Eta Long time NFL assistant coach [citation needed]
Andre Roberts Omicron Mu Arizona Cardinals wide receiver [citation needed]
Bill Roe Beta Theta Former NFL Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints linebacker [citation needed]
Johnny Roland Delta Omega Former St. Louis Cardinals and New York Giants running back; long time NFL running back coach; College Football Hall of Fame, 1998 [citation needed]
Myron Rolle Theta Eta Former Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers safety; Rhodes Scholar [citation needed]
John B. Sample, Jr. Gamma Xi Defensive back; played in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts (1958–1960), Pittsburgh Steelers (1961–1962), and Washington Redskins (1963–1965), and in the American Football League for the New York Jets (1966–1968) [citation needed]
Weslye Saunders Zeta Epsilon Indianapolis Colts tight end [citation needed]
Gale Sayers Mu Former Chicago Bears running back; Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1977 College Football Hall of Fame, 1977 [citation needed]
Ron Sayers Alpha Eta Former San Diego Chargers running back; Younger brother of Pro Football Hall of Famer Gale Sayers [4]
Hurles Scales Zeta Upsilon
(Charter Line Member)
Former NFL St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers defensive back [citation needed]
Darren Sharper Xi Theta Former NFL All-Pro safety [citation needed]
Travis Shelton Lambda Former NFL wide receiver [citation needed]
Rod Shoate Zeta Omega Former NFL New England Patriots linebacker, USFL linebacker, College Football Hall of Fame, 2013 [citation needed]
Bob Simmons (American football coach) Beta Xi Former college assistant head coach, former head coach at Oklahoma State University [citation needed]
Duke Slater Gamma First African-American lineman in NFL history. Former AFL & NFL offensive tackle, 6x All Pro; College Football Hall of Fame, 1951 [2]
Charlie Smith (wide receiver) Gamma Psi Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver [2]
Kolby Smith Independence (MO) Alumni Former NFL Kansas City Chiefs running back [citation needed]
Rick Smith Nu Former General Manager of NFL Houston Texans [citation needed]
Rod Smith Mu Epsilon Retired wide receiver with the Denver Broncos [citation needed]
Ryan Smith Alpha Kappa Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive back; [citation needed]
Tre' Stallings Lambda Pi Former Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens offensive guard [citation needed]
Reggie Swinton Eta Beta Former NFL/CFL wide receiver and return specialist [citation needed]
Veryl Switzer Beta Psi Fourth pick of the first round of the 1954 NFL Draft by Green Bay Packers; Played halfback and return specialist in the Canadian Football League; [citation needed]
George Taliaferro Alpha First African American drafted by an NFL team, College Football Hall of Fame, 1981 [53]
David Tate Beta Theta Former NFL Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts safety [53]
Dontarrious Thomas Theta Delta Former NFL linebacker [53]
Earl Thomas Iota Delta Seattle Seahawks All-Pro safety; member of Seahawks' Legion of Boom, which led the team to its first Super Bowl win in franchise history [citation needed]
Burl Toler Gamma Alpha First African-American referee in the NFL; first African-American official of any professional sport when he was hired in 1965; member of the undefeated 1951 University of San Francisco football team [61]
Mike Tomlin Xi Theta; initiated through Eta Omega Chapter Head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers; youngest head coach to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory in 2009 [2]
Jason Tucker Kappa Epsilon Former Edmonton Eskimos wide receiver; two-time Grey Cup Champion; current receivers coach for Saskatchewan Roughriders [2]
Courtney Van Buren Gamma Sigma Former San Diego Chargers and Detroit Lions offensive tackle [2]
Kevin Walker (linebacker) Cincinnati Alumni Former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker [2]
Carl Ward Sigma Former Cleveland Browns return specialist [citation needed]
Tavares Washington Zeta Phi Former NFL/UFL offensive guard [citation needed]
Ted Washington Sr. Zeta Zeta Former NFL Houston Oilers linebacker [2]
Dick Westmoreland Alpha Nu Former San Diego Chargers cornerback [4]
Bernard Whittington Alpha Former NFL Indianapolis Colts defensive lineman [citation needed]
Barry Wilburn Beta Mu (Charter Line Lambda Pi) Retired Washington Redskins defensive back; Member of 1987 Super Bowl Champion Washington Redskins and 1994 Grey Cup Champion British Columbia Lions [citation needed]
Solomon Wilcots Beta Theta Former NFL defensive back; NFL commentator and analyst for NFL Network and CBS [citation needed]
Michael Wiley Zeta Former NFL Dallas Cowboys running back [citation needed]
Aeneas Williams Alpha Sigma Former All Pro St. Louis Rams defensive back; Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2014 [4]
Bill Willis Zeta One of the first African-American football players to play professional football in the modern era; Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1977 and College Football Hall of Fame, 1971 [4]
Deatrich Wise Jr. Iota Tau Defensive end for the New England Patriots [citation needed]
Donovan Woods Zeta Theta Former NFL linebacker [53]
Tony Wyllie Beta Upsilon; initiated through Mu Sigma Senior Vice President for the Washington Redskins [citation needed]
Colin Kaepernick
Nnamdi Asomugha
Earl Thomas
Gale Sayers
Mike Tomlin

Track and field[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Jerome Biffle Beta Theta 1952 Olympics gold medalist, long jump [citation needed]
Larry Black Alpha Kappa Gold medalist in the 4 x 100 m relay and silver medalist in the 200 m at the 1972 Summer Olympics [citation needed]
Henry Carr Gamma Iota Gold medalist in the 200 meters, and also when he anchored the 4 x 400 meter relay team to a world record 3:00.7 at the 1964 Summer Olympics [citation needed]
Cletus Clark Eta Lambda Pan American Games gold medalist hurdler [citation needed]
Hollis Conway Theta Nu 1988 Olympic silver medalist and 1992 Olympic bronze medalist in the high jump [4]
Ivory Crockett Gamma Upsilon Broke the world record in 1974 for the 100-yard dash and held the distinction of being the world's fastest man at his distance [citation needed]
Jon Drummond Kappa Epsilon 2000 Olympic gold medalist in the 4X100 relay [4]
Ron Freeman Gamma Iota Winner of the gold medal in the 4x400 m relay and bronze medal in 400 m at the 1968 Summer Olympics [citation needed]
Ed Gordon Gamma Won the gold medal in the long jump at the 1932 Summer Olympics [citation needed]
Charles Greene Eta Winner of the gold medal in 4x100 m relay and bronze medal in 100 m at the 1968 Summer Olympics [citation needed]
Vincent Henderson Iota Tau Sprinter [2]
Thomas L. Hill Des Moines Alumni Chapter (IA) Won a bronze medal in the men's 110 m hurdles event in the 1972 Summer Olympics [citation needed]
Hayes Jones Delta Nu 1964 Olympic gold medalist in the high hurdles; 1960 Olympic bronze medalist in the high hurdles [citation needed]
James LuValle Upsilon Won the bronze medal in the 400 m at the 1936 Summer Olympics held in Berlin; graduated Phi Beta Kappa in chemistry and earned his PhD [citation needed]
Sean Maye Las Vegas (NV) Alumni 1997 World Indoor Championships 4x400 gold medalist [2]
Antonio Pettigrew Gamma Omicron 2000 Olympic gold medalist in the men's 4x400 meter relay for the US; won the gold medal at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo [citation needed]
Tyrone Smith Iota Omega Long jumper [citation needed]
Charlie Tidwell Mu World record holder in the 220 Hurdles; Member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic Track & Field [citation needed]
Erick Walder Iota Tau Long and triple jumper [2]

Other athletics[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Arthur Ashe Upsilon Tennis legend, social activist [4]
Kenny Bayless Gamma Alpha Noted championship boxing referee [4]
Richard Hudlin Iota Famed tennis coach, tennis mentor to Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, Helped desegregation public tennis facilities in St. Louis, MO [4]
Kendrick Farris Xi Alpha Olympic weightlifter [citation needed]
Franklin L. Forbes Pi Former Morehouse College Athletic Director and basketball coach; The 6,000 seat on-campus arena, Forbes Arena, is named after him which hosted basketball preliminaries during the 1996 Summer Olympics and was the home arena to the Atlanta Glory; [4]
Wilbert McClure Beta Xi 1960 Olympics gold medalist in boxing, light middle-weight division; only boxing gold medalist in the history of the Olympics to earn a Ph.D [citation needed]
Dasan Robinson Iota Mu MLS player [2]
Dante Washington Theta Psi MLS player; 1992 Olympian [62][63]
Darryl Washington Beta Epsilon World-class swimmer; multiple Big East Conference Champion [4]

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