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Notable Alumni

Politics

  • Ike Franklin Andrews – Former United States House of Representatives|U.S. Congressman from North Carolina
  • Tim Holden – Former United States House of Representatives|U.S. Congressman from Pennsylvania
  • Harold Roe Bartle – Former Kansas City, Missouri|Kansas City mayor, namesake of the Kansas City Chiefs and Alpha Phi Omega co-founder
  • Robert Bloxom – Former Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry for the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Stanley C. Walker – Former president pro tempore of the Senate of Virginia
  • Bo Gritz – Former Special Forces (United States Army)|Army Special Forces officer, Vietnam War POW/MIA issue|Vietnam War POW/MIA activist and third-party 1992 United States presidential election|presidential candidate in 1992

Military

  • Earle Davis Gregory – First Virginian to receive the Medal of Honor and called the "Sergeant York" of Virginia
  • Samuel G. Fuqua - Retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral, taught at Fork Union. He was the highest-ranking officer to survive the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941. For his actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor
  • John T. Chain, Jr. – Retired U.S. Air Force General, former Commander in Chief of Strategic Air Command
  • George D. Miller — Retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General, former Vice Commander in Chief of Strategic Air Command. Following retirement he was the secretary-general of the United States Olympic Committee
  • Robert H. Scales – Retired U.S. Army Major General, former Commandant of the U.S. Army War College
  • William Knox Martin – William Edward Boeing|Boeing's first test pilot and Chief Instructor, Officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Aviation Section during WW1, first man to fly over the Andes, posthumously inducted into the Virginia Aviation Hall of Fame in 2005

Businessmen

  • Jeff Jones (executive) – CEO and President of H&R Block, formerly held executive posts with Target Corporation, Uber, and Gap Inc.
  • Thomas Henry Davis (businessman)|Thomas Henry Davis – Founder and former Chairman of Piedmont Aviation, now known as US Airways
  • Panoz, LLC|Dan Panoz – Founder of Panoz, LLC|Panoz Auto Development Company and Panoz, LLC|Panoz Motor Sports
  • Kevin Plank – CEO and Founder of Under Armour
  • Jerry Richardson – Founder of the Carolina Panthers
  • Ryan Wood, co-founder of the Under Armour company

Education

  • Edward H. Jennings – President of The Ohio State University from 1981 to 1990
  • Aubrey H. Camden – President of Hargrave Military Academy from 1918 to 1951
  • Joseph Hathaway Cosby – President of Hargrave Military Academy from 1951 to 1970

Literature, television, and arts

  • Billy Campbell, actor
  • Lloyd Dobyns, former NBC reporter and correspondent
  • David Huddleston, actor

Track and Field

  • Ibrahim Mohamed Aden, runner

Swimming

  • Ali Khalafalla, 2016 Olympics representing Egypt

Basketball

  • Kevin Laue – First Division I basketball player with only one hand; played on a scholarship for Manhattan College
  • Dan Ruland – Former professional basketball player
  • Donald Sims – Professional basketball player
  • Khyri Thomas - Drafted 38th overall in the 2018 NBA draft, currently with the Detroit Pistons.
  • Melvin Turpin – 1st round pick (6th overall) 1984 NBA draft. Center.
  • Shammond Williams – Drafted 34th overall in the 1998 NBA Draft and played nearly a decade in the NBA.
  • Mike Young – Head coach at Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball|Virginia Tech

National Football League

At least 117 players from Fork Union Military Academy have been drafted or signed by NFL teams.

At least 12 players from Fork Union Military Academy have been selected in the First Round of the NFL Draft since 1954, 7 players have been selected to one or more Pro Bowl appearances, and at least 12 players have been on teams that competed in Super Bowl games.

The list includes:

  • Gaines Adams - 1st Round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. Defensive lineman.
  • Jerell Adams - 6th round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.
  • Danny Aiken - Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2011. Long Snapper. Super Bowl XLIX Champion.
  • Antonio Allen - 7th round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Free Safety.
  • Maurice Anderson - Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2000. Defensive Tackle. Super Bowl XXXVI Champion.
  • Akeem Auguste - Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2013. Cornerback.
  • Michael Badgley - Undrafted free agent. Signed with Indianapolis in 2018. Punter/kicker.
  • Mike Barber (linebacker)|Michael Barber - Undrafted free agent. Signed with Seattle Seahawks in 1995. Played five years.
  • Isaiah Battle - 5th round pick in the 2015 Supplement NFL Draft.
  • Darryl Blackstock - 3rd round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. Linebacker.
  • Russell Bodine - 4th round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Offensive lineman.
  • Ken Brown (linebacker)|Ken Brown - 4th round pick in the 1995 NFL Draft. Linebacker.
  • Tom Brown (end)|Tom Brown - Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1942.
  • Dorien Bryant - Undrafted free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Wide Receiver.
  • Plaxico Burress - 1st round pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. Super Bowl XLII Champion. Wide Receiver.
  • Anthony Castonzo - 1st round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Offensive Tackle.
  • Erik Christensen - 7th round pick in the 1955 NFL Draft. Defensive End.
  • Dexter Coakley - College Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2011. 3rd round pick in the 1997 NFL Draft. Three-time Pro Bowl. Linebacker.
  • Al Crow - 28th round pick in the 1955 NFL Draft. Defensive Tackle.
  • Jim Davis (gridiron football)|Jim Davis - Undrafted free agent. Defensive End. Signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2005.
  • Josh Davis (American football)|Josh Davis - Undrafted free agent. Signed by Miami Dolphins in 2005. Wide Receiver.
  • Tyrone Davis - 4th round pick in the 1995 NFL Draft. Tight End. Super Bowl XXXII.
  • Antonio Dingle - 7th round pick in the 1999 NFL Draft. Defensive Tackle.
  • Ernest Dixon (American football)|Ernest Dixon - Undrafted free agent. Signed with New Orleans in 1994. Played six seasons in the NFL. Linebacker.
  • John Dorsey (American football)|John Dorsey - 4th round pick in the 1984 NFL Draft. Played five seasons in the NFL. Linebacker.
  • Marcus Dowtin - Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Linebacker.
  • Tyronne Drakeford - 2nd round pick in the 1994 NFL Draft. Super Bowl XXIX Champion. Cornerback.
  • Darren Drozdov - Undrafted free agent. Signed with Denver in 1993. Defensive Tackle.
  • Jim Druckenmiller - 1st round pick in the 1997 NFL Draft. Quarterback.
  • Rickey Dudley - 1st round pick in the 1996 NFL Draft. Played nine years in the NFL. Tight End. Super Bowl XXXVII Champion.
  • Jacoby Ford - 4th round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Wide Receiver.
  • Will Furrer - College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete. 4th round pick in the 1992 NFL Draft. Quarterback.
  • Eddie George - Winner of the 1995 Heisman Trophy. College Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2011. Super Bowl XXXIV. 4x All-Pro running back. 1st round pick of the 1996 NFL Draft. Played nine years in the NFL.
  • DeMingo Graham - Undrafted free agent. Signed by the San Diego Chargers in 1999. Offensive Lineman. Played six years.
  • Christian Hackenberg - 2nd round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Quarterback.
  • Marques Hagans - Music City Bowl Champion. 5th round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. Wide Receiver.
  • Jay Hagood - Undrafted free agent. Signed by the New York Jets. Offensive Tackle.
  • Steve Hamilton - 2nd round pick in the 1985 NFL Draft. Defensive End.
  • Marquis Haynes - 4th round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Carolina Panthers. Defensive End.
  • John Hilton (American football)|John Hilton - 6th round pick in the 1964 NFL Draft. Tight End. Played nine years in NFL.
  • Mack Hollins - 4th round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Philadelphia Eagles. Wide Receiver.
  • Montori Hughes - 5th round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Defensive End.
  • Carlos Hyde - 2nd round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Running Back
  • James Jackson (American football)|James Jackson - 3rd round pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. Running Back.
  • Kareem Jackson - 1st round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. Cornerback.
  • Cardale Jones - 6th round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Quarterback.
  • Robert Jones (American football)|Robert Jones - 1st round pick in the 1992 NFL Draft. 1992 NFC Rookie of the Year. 3x Super Bowl Champion. Linebacker.
  • Dave Kadela - Undrafted free agent. Signed by the Atlanta Falcons in 2001. Played five seasons in the NFL.
  • Zach Kerr - Undrafted free agent. Signed by Indianapolis Colts in 2014. Defensive End.
  • Jeff Komlo - 9th round pick in the 1979 NFL Draft to the Detroit Lions. Quarterback.
  • Brian Kozlowski - Undrafted free agent. Signed by the New York Giants in 1993. Played in the Super Bowl XXXIII. Tight End.
  • Brandon London - Undrafted free agent. Signed by the New York Giants in 2007. Wide Receiver. Super Bowl XLII Champion.
  • Don Majkowski - 10th round pick by the Green Bay Packers in the 1987 NFL Draft. Played in 1989 Pro Bowl. Quarterback.
  • Jimmy Martin - 7th round pick by the San Diego Chargers in the 2006 NFL Draft. Offensive Lineman.
  • LeRon McCoy - 7th round pick by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2005 NFL Draft. Wide Receiver.
  • Billy McMullen - 3rd round pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. Wide Receiver.
  • Steve Meilinger - College Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2013. 1st round pick in the 1954 NFL Draft. Defensive End.
  • Phillip Merling - 2nd round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Played six seasons. Defensive End.
  • Tom Miller (American football)|Tom Miller - Played four season in the NFL (1943–46). A member of the Steagles in '43. Defensive End.
  • Jacob Ruby - 1st round pick in the CFL in 2015. Offensive Tackle.
  • Josh Morgan - 6th round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft. Wide Receiver.
  • Morgan Moses - 3rd round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Offensive Tackle.
  • Eric Moss - Undrafted free agent. Signed by the Minnesota Vikings in 1997. Offensive Lineman.
  • Don Oakes (American football)|Don Oakes - 3rd round pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1961 NFL Draft. Offensive Tackle. 1967 Pro Bowl.
  • Roman Oben - 3rd round pick in the 1996 NFL Draft. Super Bowl XXXVII Champion. Offensive Tackle.
  • Mark Parson - Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2009. Cornerback.
  • Austin Pasztor - 1st round pick in the CFL in 2012. Later signed as an undrafted free agent in the NFL. Offensive Tackle.
  • Olsen Pierre - Undrafted free agent. Signed with the Chicago Bears in 2015. Played four seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. Defensive lineman for the New York Giants.
  • Chris Perry (American football)|Chris Perry - Finalist (4th in voting) for 2003 Heisman Trophy. 1st round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. Played five seasons. Running back.
  • Bobby Phillips - Undrafted free agent. Signed by the Minnesota Vikings in 1995. Running Back.
  • Kelcy Quarles - Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2014. Defensive Tackle.
  • Mike Quick - 1st round pick in the 1982 NFL Draft. 5x Pro Bowl. Wide Receiver.
  • Sonny Randle - 4x Pro Bowl. 19th round pick in the 1958 NFL Draft. Wide Receiver.
  • Derek Rivers - 3rd round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. New England Patriots. Defensive End.
  • Tyrone Robertson - 7th round pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. Defensive Tackle.
  • Mohammed Seisay - Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2014. Cornerback.
  • Ashley Sheppard - 4th round pick in the 1993 NFL Draft. Played three seasons. Linebacker.
  • C.J. Spillman - Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2009. Strong Safety. Played seven seasons.
  • Marquis Spruill - Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2014. Inside Linebacker.
  • Shannon Taylor - Played four seasons in the NFL from 2000-03.
  • Vinny Testaverde - College Football Hall of Fame Inductee in 2013. Winner of the 1986 Heisman Trophy. First overall pick in the 1st round of the 1987 NFL Draft. 2x Pro Bowl. 21 seasons in the NFL.
  • Art Thomas - Undrafted free agent. Signed by the New York Jets in 2004. Corner back. Played four seasons.
  • Michael Thomas (wide receiver, born 1993)|Michael Thomas - 2nd round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Wide Receiver.
  • Stacy Tutt - Undrafted free agent. Signed with New York Jets in 2006. Full Back.
  • Terrance West - 3rd round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. Running Back.
  • Ernest Wilford - 4th round pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. Wide Receiver.
  • Joe Williams (running back, born 1993)|Joe Williams - 4th round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Running Back. San Francisco 49ers.
  • Lee Williamson - Undrafted free agent. Signed by the Houston Oilers in 1993. Quarterback. Played four seasons.
  • Jamaine Winborne - Played four seasons in the NFL. Cornerback.