Famous People From Mesquite

Famous People From Mesquite Texas

Mesquite is a city in Dallas County with an estimated population of 140,000. It was founded in 1878 and named after Mesquite Creek. Beginning in the 50’s Mesquite began to see a massive population increase due to the suburban boom following world war II. Here is a list of famous people from Mesquite Texas.

Dave Abbruzzese

Musician and former drummer for the rock band Pearl Jam, Dave Abbruzzese, grew up in Mesquite, Texas. He attended  North Mesquite High School.

Quincy Acy

Professional basketball player Quincy Acy attended John Horn High School in Mesquite, Texas. Acy played for Baylor University and 6 NBA teams.

Craig Wayne Boyd

Country singer and songwriter Craig Wayne Boyd was raised in Mesquite, Texas. He is known for winning TV singing competition The Voice in 2014.

Tarell Brown

Former football cornerback Tarell Brown played for North Mesquite High School. Brown went on to play for 3 National Football teams until 2015.

Alyssa Edwards

Drag performer, choreographer, and businessperson Alyssa Edwards was born in Mesquite Texas. Known for being in the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Edwards still lives in Mesquite.

Taylor Gabriel

Taylor Gabriel is a former football wide receiver who played for 3 NFL teams including the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. Gabriel was born in Dallas but he attended John Horn High School in Mesquite.

Todd Graham

Football head coach Todd Graham was born in Mesquite Texas. Graham has coached for multiple College programs and is currently the head coach of the University of Hawaii. 

Jerry Hall

Model and actress, Jerry Faye Hall was born in Gonzales, Texas but was raised in Mesquite, Texas. She graduated from  from North Mesquite High School.

Jason Jennings

Jason Jennings is a former professional baseball pitcher. Jennings was born in Dallas but he attended Poteet High School in Mesquite. He played for 3 MLB teams and retired in 2012.

Greg Vaughan

Actor and former fashion model James Gregory Vaughan was born in Dallas and graduated Jr. graduated from Mesquite High School. He is mostly known for his roles in soap operas.