From Kayla Simmons to NFL icon Randy Moss to NBA Hall of Famers to famous Marshall University graduates

MARSHALL University is a hidden gem with a roster of prominent graduates.

Marshall’s alumni roster includes everything from Kayla Simmons to NFL legend Randy Moss to numerous top athletes.

Kayla Simmons is a former volleyball player for Marshall


Kayla Simmons is a former volleyball player for MarshallPhoto credit: Instagram / @kaylasimmmons
Randy Moss is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame


Randy Moss is in the Pro Football Hall of FamePhoto credit: Getty
Hal Greer was one of the greatest players of the 1960s


Hal Greer was one of the greatest players of the 1960sPhoto credit: Getty

Based in Huntington, West Virginia, the school is stepping into the limelight after producing several global stars over the past few decades.

The university was founded in 1837 and named after John Marshall, the Fourth Chief Justice of the United States.

Marshall has produced basketball, soccer, volleyball, golf and entertainment stars from all walks of life.

Social media star and former volleyball player Kayla Simmons attended and played at college.

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She graduated in 2018 and started a career in social media.

The 27-year-old has almost a million followers, who she constantly attracts with glamorous pictures.

Star entertainer Billy Crystal is a Marshall alum. He attended school before embarking on a glittering career as an actor and filmmaker.

Randy Moss is a football legend and played for Marshall for one season before moving to the NFL.

The Minnesota Vikings selected him in the first round – and he would go on to have a historic career.

Moss is a six-time professional bowler, four-time All-Pro player and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.

Moss is not the Marshall alumni with a career in the Hall of Fame.

Hal Greer played 15 seasons in the NBA and was selected to the All-Star Game 10 times.

He is widely considered the third best guard of his era (the 1960s), behind Los Angeles Lakers legends Oscar Robertson and Jerry West.

Greer was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1982.

He has a statue of himself on the Marshall University campus and a street named after him entitled Hal Greer Boulevard.

The university has produced several great basketball players.

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Jason Williams, also known as “White Chocolate”, was an NBA star for the Sacramento Kings and won a championship with the Miami Heat.

Former NBA head coach Mike D’Antoni is inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame having excelled as a player in the 1970s.


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