Famous Members

Academics[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Horace Mann Bond Epsilon President of Fort Valley State University; first African American president and alum of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
John D. Carter Nu Ph.D; first African-American doctorate in Organization Behavior,Case Western Reserve University, Ohio; Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009, Organization Development Network
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]
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]
Marc Lamont Hill Abington-Ambler (PA) Alumni Professor at Columbia 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]
Keith L. Magee Delta Eta Director and social historian at the National Public Housing Museum & Center for the Study of Housing and Society, Chicago, Illinois; Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, UK [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
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]
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
Arturo Alfonso Schomburg Omicron Historian and scholar of African-American culture [8]
James E. Shepherd Durham (NC) Alumni Ph.D; founder and first President of North Carolina College at Durham, which is currently known as North Carolina Central University
Francis Cecil Sumner Tau First African American to earn a Ph.D. in psychology, known as the “father of Black psychology”
Cleophus “Cleo” Thomas, Jr. Eta Chi First black SGA president at the University of Alabama
Dr. Harrison B. Wilson Jr. Alpha Upsilon Second president of Norfolk State University [9]

Arturo Schomburg

Arts and entertainment[edit]

Film, television and theatre[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Joe Clair Alpha Iota Television host, best known for hosting BET’s Rap City [4]
Damon Hines Beta Omega Actor, best known as Nick Murtuagh in Lethal Weapon movies [citation needed]
John Marshall Jones Theta Actor [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 sitcomSanford and Son [4]
Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles Nu Alpha Actor and comedian, best known as “Nephew Tommy” of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
Finesse Mitchell Iota Chi Comedian, actor, writer, MC
Kevin A. Ross Los Angeles (CA) Alumni Chapter Host and producer of daytime syndicated legal show America’s Court with Judge Ross
John Singleton Beta Omega Director, best known for Boyz n the Hood and Rosewood (film) [4]
Ernest Lee Thomas Alpha Zeta Actor, best known as Roger “Raj” Thomas of What’s Happening!!and What’s Happening Now!! [4]
Layon Gray Theta Lambda Award-winning playwright; director; writer of the Off-Broadway play about the Tuskegee Airmen Black Angels Over Tuskegee[11]
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 [12]
Lee Thompson Young Beta Omega Actor, best known for the Disney Channel’s The Famous Jett Jackson
Sam Greenlee Beta Omicron African-American writer, best known for the 1969 novel The Spook Who Sat by the Door, and the 1973 movie adaptation

Journalism and commentary[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
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. [13]
Chris Broussard Iota Nu Sports columnist and sports analyst for ESPN [14]
Bryan Burwell Alpha Phi Sportswriter and sports television personality
Kevin Corke Beta Theta NBC News correspondent [15]
Alan Roger Currie Alpha Author, public speaker, radio personality [16]
Harold Dow Alpha Eta American news correspondent, journalist and investigative reporter for CBS News
Jonathan P. Hicks Delta Omega Journalist, musician,[17] radio host & announcer,[18]philanthropist,[19][20] lecturer and actor[21] [22]
Augustus “Gus” Johnson Jr. Silver Spring (MD) Alumni Fox Sports commentator [23]
Lewis Johnson Beta Eta Sports reporter, track and field athlete
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
Demarco Morgan Delta Delta News reporter and anchor for Atlanta’s NBC affiliate, WXIA [24]
Tavis Smiley Alpha Talk show host; political commentator; author [25][26]
Solomon Wilcots Beta Theta NFL commentator and analyst for NFL Network and CBS; former NFL defensive back
Ralph Wiley Beta Phi Sports writer and author

Music[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Gerald Alston Alpha Kappa R&B singer, lead singer with The Manhattans
Alvin Batiste Alpha Sigma Jazz clarinetist [27]
Lawrence Brownlee Indianapolis (IN) Alumni Opera singer [28]
Kenny Burrell Alpha Beta Jazz guitarist; Director of Jazz Studies at UCLA [4]
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]
Jester Hairston Chi American composer, songwriter, arranger, and choral conductor; actor on sitcom Amen [4]
Edward Jordan Alpha Sigma Jazz saxophonist [27]
Montell Jordan Beta Omega R&B musician [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 [29]
Naledge Delta Eta Hip-hop artist
Smokie Norful Gamma Sigma Gospel musician [2]
Marvin Sapp Grand Rapids (MI) Alumni Gospel musician [2]
Kelvin D. Lake Memphis Alumni Gospel musician; Perfection [2]
William Grant Still Delta Classical composer, first African American to conduct a major American symphony orchestra [30]
Billy Taylor Alpha Phi Jazz musician [31]
Kris Thomas Eta Gamma R&B and soul singer; competed in Season 4 of The Voice [30]

Lecrae (left)

Business[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Robert Sengstacke Abbott Chicago (IL) Alumni Lawyer; editor; publisher of the Chicago Defender
Danny J. Bakewell, Jr. Monterey Alumni Chapter Executive editor, publisher and owner of the Los Angeles Sentinelnewspaper, LA Watts Times newspaper and Bakewell Media [32]
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 Magazines “Men of Influence 2009” [33]
John W. Thompson Alpha Xi CEO of Virtual Instruments; Chairman of the Board of Directors forMicrosoft Corporation; former vice-president at IBM; former CEO ofSymantec Corporation [34]
A. Maceo Walker Alpha Delta North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company

Government and politics[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Archie Alexander Gamma Governor of US Virgin Islands [31]
Richard H. Austin Detroit (MI) Alumni Michigan Secretary of State [35]
Nelson B. Bascome Alpha Iota Minister of Health and Member of Parliament, Bermuda [36]
Sanford Bishop Pi Representative from Georgia [37]
Tom Bradley Upsilon Mayor of Los Angeles, California; Grand Polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi [4]
Alvin Brown Delta Psi First African-American Mayor of Jacksonville, Florida
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 Lacy Clay, Jr. Saint Louis (MO) Alumni Representative from Missouri [37]
Michael B. Coleman Columbus (OH) Alumni Mayor of Columbus, Ohio [37]
John Conyers Alpha Beta Representative from Michigan; chairman of the House Judiciary Committee [37]
George W. Crockett Pi Representative from Michigan; civil rights activist [4]
Mike Davis Zeta Delta California State Assembly member [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. [38]
Wilson Goode Philadelphia (PA) Alumni First African-American Mayor of Philadelphia [39]
Anton Gunn Zeta Epsilon First African American from District 79; South Carolina House of Representatives member
Elihu Harris Gamma Alpha Mayor of Oakland, California [30]
Alcee Hastings Alpha Delta Representative from Florida; Federal Judge [37]
Alphonso R. Jackson Epsilon Eta 13th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development(HUD) [37]
Benjamin Jealous Washington (DC) Alumni President and CEO of the NAACP
Vernon Jones Alpha Kappa CEO of DeKalb County, Georgia; Senator from Georgia 2008 candidate [30]
Nathaniel J. McFadden Baltimore (MD) Alumni President Pro Tempore, Senate of Maryland
Obie Patterson Gainesville (FL) Alumni Maryland House of Delegates; former chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
James Perkins, Jr. Gamma Phi First African-American Mayor of Selma, Alabama [40]
Edward J. Perkins Alexandria-Fairfax (VA) Alumni US Ambassador to Liberia, South Africa, the United Nations, and Australia [41]
Brensil Rolle Bahamas Alumni Member of Parliament, the Bahamas [42]
Kasim Reed Atlanta (GA) Alumni Mayor of Atlanta [43]
Julian Russell Epsilon Alpha Senator, the Bahamas [44]
Charles E. Samuels, Jr. Kappa Kappa 8th Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons; its first African-American director [45]
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 [41]
John F. Street Philadelphia (PA) Alumni Mayor of Philadelphia [38]
Shawn Z. Tarrant Epsilon Zeta Maryland House of Delegates
Bennie Thompson Gamma Rho Representative from Mississippi; Chairman of House Homeland Security Committee [4]
Craig Watkins Zeta Beta First African-American district attorney in Texas, Dallas County; lawyer
Wellington Webb Denver (CO) Alumni Mayor of Denver [4]
Michael Weeks Bermuda Alumni Member of Parliament, Bermuda [46]
Jesse White Beta Zeta Secretary of State of Illinois [47]
Michael White Zeta Mayor of Cleveland
J. Ernest Wilkins, Sr. Iota Attorney; Undersecretary of Labor for International Labor Affairs
Albert Wynn Beta Epsilon Representative from Maryland [37]

Sanford Bishop

William Clay

John Conyers

Adrian Fenty

Alcee Hastings

Charles E. Samuels, Jr.

Law[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
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]
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
Robert Morton Duncan Zeta First African-American to serve as a Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
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
Gonzalo P. Curiel Alpha District Court Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of California; appointed by President Barack Obama [48]
George Edward Chalmer Hayes Lambda Xi Civil rights attorney [2]
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
Wade Henderson Washington (DC) Alumni Attorney; President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Donald L. Hollowell Beta Lambda Civil rights attorney; attorney for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [49]
Wade H. McCree Alpha Delta First African American appointed to the US Court of Appeals for theSixth Circuit; second African-American US Solicitor General
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. Painterand McLaurin v. Oklahoma State Regents
Donald Gaines Murray Nu Tau Central figure in Murray v. Pearson (1935), which ruled that theUniversity of Maryland School of Law‘s policy of racial segregationwas unconstitutional [50]
James Benton Parsons Alpha Mu First African American to serve as a US Federal District Judge
Eugene K. Pettis Zeta Phi First African American to serve as president of the Florida Bar [51]
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 Author; editor of Ebony [49]
Sam Greenlee Beta Omicron Author of The Spook Who Sat by the Door; Illinois poet laureate in 1969
LeAlan Jones Theta Eta Author of Our America: Life and Death on the South Side of Chicago [30]

Military[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Daniel James, Jr. Nashville (TN) Alumni First African-American four-star general [4]
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
John R. Fox Delta First Lieutenant in World War II; posthumously received Medal of Honor in 1997
David Hall Xi Brigadier General in the United States Air Force
Robert W. Smith III Beta Epsilon Major General in the United States Army Reserve [52]
Clifford Stanley Alpha Lambda Major General in the United States Marine Corps
Dennis L. Via Alpha Phi Four-star General; 18th Commander of the United States Army Materiel Command [53]

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) [4]
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” [54]
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 [55]
Eddie L. Long Alpha Kappa Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church [30]
Leon Sullivan Tau Baptist minister; civil rights leader and social activist; pastor emeritus of Zion Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania [30]
Gardner C. Taylor Alpha Omega Pastor Emeritus of the Concord Baptist Church in Brooklyn, NY; awarded the 2000 Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Bill Clinton [30]

Ralph Abernathy

Science[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Nathan L. Fletcher Alpha Iota President of the National Dental Association [56]
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
J. Ernest Wilkins, Jr. Iota African-American mathematician and nuclear scientist who worked on The Manhattan Project

Bernard Harris

Sports[edit]

Baseball[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Emmett Ashford Upsilon First African American umpire in Major League Baseball [57]
Larry Bradford Gamma Kappa Former MLB pitcher with the Atlanta Braves [57]
Don Buford Beta Omega Former MLB player for the Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles; former minor and major league coach [57]
Donn Clendenon Pi Former MLB first baseman; MVP in the 1969 World Series with theNew York Mets [57]
Kenny Lofton Delta Omicron Former MLB outfielder [57]
Lloyd McClendon Zeta Alpha Former MLB outfielder; former manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Seattle Mariners [57]
Reggie Williams Alpha Sigma Former MLB player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Indians [57]
Harvey Branch Beta Zeta Former minor league pitcher and MLB player for the St. Louis Cardinals [57]

Lloyd McClendon

Basketball[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
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; assistant coach with Turkey national basketball team; one of only two former Maverick players to have his jersey retired by the team [10]
Jason Capel Theta Omicron Head coach of Appalachian State University; former basketball player for the North Carolina Tar Heels
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]
Erick Dampier Eta Upsilon Former NBA center [4]
Alex English Zeta Epsilon Former NBA forward; Basketball Hall of Fame, 1997; NBA assistant coach for Toronto Raptors and Sacramento Kings
Mike Evans Beta Psi Head coach of the Moncton Miracles of the NBL Canada; former NBA guard and assistant coach
James Green Lambda Pi
(Charter Member)
Head coach of Jacksonville State University
Penny Hardaway Kappa Beta Former Orlando Magic guard; 1996 Summer Olympics gold medalist [10]
Leonard Hamilton Zeta Kappa
(Charter Member)
Head coach of Florida State University; former head coach atOklahoma State University, the University of Miami, and NBA’s Washington Wizards
Walt Hazzard Upsilon Former NBA guard; former head coach of UCLA; led UCLA to its firstNCAA Championship while going undefeated; 1964 Summer Olympics gold medalist
Alan Henderson Alpha Former NBA forward [4]
Allan Houston Mu Rho Assistant general manager for the New York Knicks and GM for theErie BayHawks; former NBA guard; 2000 Summer Olympics gold medalist [4]
Phil Hubbard Sigma Former NBA center and assistant coach; 1976 Summer Olympicsgold medalist
Ben Jobe Alpha Delta Former collegiate basketball head coach; best known as the head coach of Southern University
Sam Jones Alpha Kappa Former Boston Celtics Guard; Basketball Hall of Fame, 1984; ten-time NBA champion [4]
Kerry Kittles Delta Eta Former NBA guard [4]
Willie Naulls Upsilon Former NBA forward; first African-American player to be named captain of a major professional sports team
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
Sam Perkins Fort Worth (TX) Alumni Former NBA forward; 1984 Summer Olympics gold medalist
Elliot Perry Kappa Beta Former NBA guard; Memphis Grizzlies radio commentator
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 Olympicsgold medalist; eleven-time NBA champion; awarded the 2011Presidential Medal of Freedom; the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award was named in his honor [4]
Cazzie Russell Sigma Former NBA guard and forward; CBA coach; College Basketball Hall of Fame, 2011
Mark Tatum Iota Phi NBA Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer (COO); first African-American Deputy Commissioner of the NBA [58]
Darrell Walker Iota Tau Assistant coach for the New York Knicks; former NBA guard [4]
Lorenzen Wright Kappa Beta Former NBA forward

Wilt Chamberlain

Oscar Robertson

Bill Russell

Football[edit]

Name Original chapter Notability References
Shawn Andrews Iota Tau Former Philadelphia Eagles All-Pro offensive lineman [59]
Nnamdi Asomugha Gamma Alpha Former Oakland Raiders All-Pro cornerback; philanthropist [59]
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]
Tra Battle Zeta Iota Former NFL safety [59]
Larry Brown Kappa Epsilon Former Dallas Cowboys cornerback; Super Bowl XXX MVP
Brandon Brooks Houston (TX) Alumni Philadelphia Eagles Guard
Jim Caldwell Gamma Head coach of the Detroit Lions; former head coach of theIndianapolis Colts and Wake Forest Demon Deacons; former offensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens [60]
D. J. Campbell Gamma Alpha Miami Dolphins safety
Drew Carter Zeta Former Carolina Panthers, Oakland Raiders wide receiver [2]
Maurice Carthon Theta Mu Assistant head coach for the Kansas City Chiefs [61]
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
Greg Childs Iota Tau Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver [4]
Reggie Corner Xi Xi Former Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars safety
Neal Craig Alpha Delta Former Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns safety
B. J. Daniels Zeta Chi Seattle Seahawks quarterback [62]
Eric Davis Eta Mu Former All-Pro San Francisco 49ers, Carolina Panthers cornerback; current NFL Network analyst [4]
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 [2]
Ron Dickerson Lambda Former head coach of Temple University and Alabama State University [4]
Donnie Fletcher Chi NFL cornerback [2]
Jamar Fletcher Beta Omicron Former NFL cornerback; recipient of Jim Thorpe Award and Jack Tatum Trophy [59]
John Gilliam Atlanta (GA) Alumni Former NFL wide receiver
Marquise Goodwin Iota Delta Buffalo Bills wide receiver; 2012 Summer Olympic long jumper
Jason Goss Kappa Epsilon Former NFL/CFL cornerback [59]
Chris Gragg Iota Tau Buffalo Bills tight end [63]
DeJuan Groce Eta Former NFL cornerback [2]
Bobby Harris Lambda Pi Former NFL/CFL offensive tackle [2]
Corey Harris Nu Rho Former NFL safety [2]
Nic Harris Zeta Omega Former Buffalo Bills and Carolina Panthers linebacker
Kahlil Hill Gamma Former NFL/CFL wide receiver [59]
Earl Holmes Alpha Xi Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker [2]
Brett Hundley Upsilon Green Bay Packers quarterback
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
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
Kevin Jones Theta Psi Former Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears running back [30][59]
Colin Kaepernick Xi Phi San Francisco 49ers quarterback [64]
Shaun King St. Petersburg (FL) Alumni Former quarterback, Tampa Bay; AFL anchor [30]
Charles Lee Lambda Omega Former Arizona Cardinals wide receiver
Cleo Lemon Theta Mu Former NFL/CFL quarterback [65]
Keenan Lewis Iota Iota New Orleans Saints cornerback [2]
Greg Lloyd Gamma Zeta Former Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl linebacker [2]
Andre Lott Mu Rho Former NFL safety [2]
Brandon Marshall Lambda Omega Chicago Bears All-Pro wide receiver; 2012 NFL Pro Bowl MVP; most receptions in a game in NFL history (21) [59]
Brandon Marshall Xi Phi Denver Broncos linebacker [59]
Harvey Martin Eta Phi
(Charter Member)
Defensive end with the Dallas Cowboys; Super Bowl XII MVP; NFL Defensive Player of the Year, 1977
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 4×400-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 Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver, #81; drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft
Michael Matthews Lambda Delta Former New York Giants tight end, Super Bowl Champion [33]
Aaron Maybin Delta Theta Toronto Argonauts linebacker; former NFL player for Buffalo Bills,New York Jets, and Cincinnati Bengals
Curtis McClinton Mu Former AFL player for the Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs
Guy McIntyre Zeta Iota Former San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl guard; three-time Super BowlChampion [59]
Ron Meeks Theta Mu Defensive backs coach for San Diego Chargers; former Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator
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
Damontre Moore Nu Alpha New York Giants defensive end
Derrick Morgan Lambda Delta Tennessee Titans defensive end
Kirk Morrison Delta Epsilon Former NFL linebacker [59]
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 Invitational Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament
Jamar Newsome Lambda Omega Dallas Cowboys wide receiver
Ricky Price Zeta Theta Former Kansas City Chiefs safety [2]
Stanley Pritchett Zeta Epsilon Former NFL fullback [2]
Keenan Robinson Iota Delta Washington Redskins linebacker
Andre Roberts Omicron Mu Arizona Cardinals wide receiver
Myron Rolle Theta Eta Former Tennessee Titans and Pittsburgh Steelers safety; Rhodes Scholar
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)
Weslye Saunders Zeta Epsilon Indianapolis Colts tight end
Gale Sayers Mu Former Chicago Bears running back; Pro Football Hall of Fame, 1977 [4]
Darren Sharper Xi Theta Former NFL All-Pro safety
Travis Shelton Lambda Former NFL wide receiver
Duke Slater Gamma Former NFL offensive tackle; College Football Hall of Fame, 1951 [2]
Clifton Smith Pi Beta Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers return specialist; Pro Bowl
Rod Smith Mu Epsilon Former wide receiver with the Denver Broncos [2]
Tre’ Stallings Lambda Pi Former Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens offensive guard [2]
Reggie Swinton Eta Beta Former NFL/CFL wide receiver and return specialist [2]
George Taliaferro Alpha First African American drafted by an NFL team [59]
Dontarrious Thomas Theta Delta Former NFL linebacker [59]
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
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 [66]
Mike Tomlin Xi Theta; initiated throughEta 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 CupChampion; current receivers coach for Saskatchewan Roughriders [2]
Courtney Van Buren Gamma Sigma Former San Diego Chargers and Detroit Lions offensive tackle [2]
Tavares Washington Zeta Phi Former NFL/UFL offensive guard
Solomon Wilcots Beta Theta Former NFL defensive back; NFL commentator and analyst for NFL Network and CBS
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 andCollege Football Hall of Fame, 1971 [4]
Donovan Woods Zeta Theta Former NFL linebacker [59]
Tony Wyllie Beta Upsilon; initiated through Mu Sigma Senior Vice President for the Washington Redskins

Colin Kaepernick

Shawn Andrews

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
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
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
Cletus Clark Eta Lambda Pan American Games gold medalist hurdler
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
Jon Drummond Kappa Epsilon 2000 Olympic gold medalist in the 4X100 relay [4]
Ron Freeman Gamma Iota Winner of the gold medal in the 4×400 m relay and bronze medal in 400 m at the 1968 Summer Olympics
Ed Gordon Gamma Won the gold medal in the long jump at the 1932 Summer Olympics
Charles Greene Eta Winner of the gold medal in 4×100 m relay and bronze medal in 100 m at the 1968 Summer Olympics
Joe Greene Kappa Rho Hurdler
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
Hayes Jones Delta Nu 1964 Olympic gold medalist in the high hurdles; 1960 Olympic bronze medalist in the high hurdles
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
Sean Maye Las Vegas (NV) Alumni 1997 World Indoor Championships 4×400 gold medalist [2]
Antonio Pettigrew Gamma Omicron 2000 Olympic gold medalist in the men’s 4×400 meter relay for the US; won the gold medal at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo
Tyrone Smith Iota Omega Long jumper
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]
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 aPh.D
Dasan Robinson Iota Mu MLS player [2]
Dante Washington Theta Psi MLS player; 1992 Olympian [67][68]
Darryl Washington Beta Epsilon World-class swimmer; multiple Big East Conference Champion [4]

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