List of Middle Tennessee State University people
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This is a list of notable alumni and distinguished faculty at Middle Tennessee State University.
- Dewon Brazelton – Major League Baseball pitcher
- Tony Burse (1986) – former National Football League running back
- Mike Caldwell (1993) – former National Football League linebacker
- Tyrone Calico (2002) – former National Football League wide receiver
- Marty Carter (1991) – former National Football League safety
- Alysha Clark (2010) – Women's National Basketball Association forward
- Jerry DeLucca (1956) – former National Football League offensive tackle
- Don Griffin (1986) – former National Football League safety
- James Griffin (1983) – former National Football League safety
- Dwone Hicks (2003) – former National Football League running back
- Andrico Hines (2003) – Arena Football League player
- Kelly Holcomb (1995) – former National Football League quarterback
- Amber Holt (2008) – Women's National Basketball Association forward
- Jeremy Kellem (2010) – Arena Football League defensive back
- ReShard Lee (2003) – National Football League running back
- David Little (1984) – former National Football League tight end
- Kendall Newson (2001) – former National Football League wide receiver
- Ray Oldham (1973) – former National Football League safety
- Jayhawk Owens – former Major League Baseball catcher
- Shane Primm – UFC contestant on The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 Light-Heavyweight Fighter
- Jonathan Quinn (1998) – former National Football League quarterback
- Mardy Scales (2003) – United States sprinter
- Dwight Stone (1986) – former National Football League wide receiver
- Phillip Tanner (2010) – former National Football League running back
- Joe Campbell, running back, National Football League, LA Rams
- Kenny Tippins (1989) – former National Football League linebacker
- Ken Trickey (1955) – college basketball coach
- Erik Walden (2008) – National Football League linebacker
- Josh Walker – National Football League guard
- Julien Baker - singer, songwriter, and guitarist
- Scott "Skippy" Chapman (2001) - keyboardist and singer-songwriter, Code of Ethics
- George S. Clinton (1969) - Hollywood composer (Austin Powers trilogy)
- Cedric Dent (Gospel Music Singer) - member of Take 6. Professor of Theory & Composition in the MTSU School of Music.
- Colton Dixon (2010) - American Idol Season 11 Contestant - Top 7
- Bobby Bosko Grubic (a.k.a. Bobby G) (1999) - singer/songwriter, director/producer
- Amy Lee (2000/dropped out) - co-founder and lead singer, Evanescence
- Brice Long (1993) - country music singer-songwriter
- Sean McConnell - American singer-songwriter
- The Protomen (Rock Band) - Independent concept band based in Nashville
- Jeremi Richardson (singer) - member of the CCM group Avalon
- Laura Rodgers - of the country music duo The Secret Sisters
- Hillary Scott (2006) - singer/songwriter, Lady Antebellum
- Natalie Prass - American singer-songwriter
- Sharon Van Etten - American singer-songwriter
- Chris Young - country music singer; 2006 winner, Nashville Star
- Count Bass D - rapper, producer
- Isaiah Rashad - rapper
- Torrance "Street Symphony" Esmond - producer; 57th Annual Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Nobel Prize Laureates
- James M. Buchanan, B.A. (1940) - 1986 Nobel Prize in Economics Laureate
- Muhammad Yunus - 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, professor of economics (1969–1972)
- Bill Boner (1967) - Mayor of Nashville, Tennessee (1987–1991) and U.S. Congressman (Democrat - 5th District Tennessee - 1979–1987)
- Bart Gordon (1971) - U.S. Congressman (Democrat - 6th District Tennessee - 1985-2011)
- Albert Gore, Sr. (1932) - U.S. Senator (Democrat - Tennessee - 1953–1971)
- Matt Barber - dance professional and writer
- Jon Coffelt (1981–1984) - New York City artist, painter, sculptor
- Brandon Curry - IFBB professional bodybuilder
- Lane Davies (Actor) - known for portraying Mason Capwell in Santa Barbara
- Ashley Eicher - Miss Tennessee 2004
- Michael Francis - WINK-TV news meteorologist
- Betty Jane Gorin-Smith - Kentucky historian
- Mark Gwyn - director, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (2004–2010)
- Wayne White - artist, known for his work on Pee-wee's Playhouse
- Mary Scales - first black MTSU faculty member and first black female Murfreesboro City Councilperson.
- Bayer Mack - award-nominated writer, record executive and film producer.
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