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Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni

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List of famous alumni from California State University, Fresno, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from California State University, Fresno include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished California State University, Fresno alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended California State University, Fresno are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from California State University, Fresno.

Examples include Paul George and Ryan Mathews.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to California State University, Fresno?” and “Which celebrities are California State University, Fresno alumni?”
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Robert Beltran is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Actor

Age: 65

Birthplace: Bakersfield, California, United States of America

Robert Adame Beltran (born November 19, 1953) is an American actor, known for his role as Commander Chakotay on the 1990s television series Star Trek: Voyager. He is also known for stage acting ...more
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Harry Edwards is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Sociologist

Age: 76

Birthplace: East St. Louis, Illinois

Harry Edwards (born November 22, 1942) is an American sociologist and civil rights activist. He completed his Ph.D. at Cornell University and is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University ...more
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Sam Peckinpah is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 59 (1925-1984)

Birthplace: USA, California, Fresno

David Samuel Peckinpah (; February 21, 1925 – December 28, 1984) was an American film director and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch ...more

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Derrick Ward is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Derrick LaRon Ward (born August 30, 1980) is a former American football running back in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the New York Jets in the seventh round of the 2004 ...more
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Lee P. Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Criminologist, Politician, Police officer

Age: 81

Birthplace: Wewoka, Oklahoma, United States of America

Lee Patrick Brown (born October 4, 1937) is an American criminologist, public administrator, politician and businessman; in 1997 he was the first African-American to be elected mayor of Houston, ...more
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Dominic McGuire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 33

Birthplace: San Diego, California

Dominic Rashad McGuire (born October 20, 1985) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Aguacateros de Michoacán of the Mexican Liga Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional
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Rick Husband is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Astronaut

Age: Dec. at 46 (1957-2003)

Birthplace: Amarillo, Texas

Rick Douglas Husband (July 12, 1957 – February 1, 2003) (Colonel, USAF) was an American astronaut and fighter pilot. He traveled into space twice: as Pilot of STS-96 and Commander of STS-107. He ...more
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Kenny Guinn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Politician, Banker

Age: Dec. at 74 (1936-2010)

Birthplace: Garland, Arkansas, United States of America

Kenneth Carroll "Kenny" Guinn (August 24, 1936 – July 22, 2010), was an American businessman and politician who served as the 27th Governor of Nevada from 1999 to 2007. Originally a ...more
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Paul O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Businessperson, Politician

Age: 83

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Paul Henry O'Neill (born December 4, 1935) served as the 72nd United States Secretary of the Treasury for part of President George W. Bush's first term, from January 2001 to December 2002. He ...more
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Brian Smock is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Brian Smock Professional golfer

Age: 45

Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii

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Marvin R. Baxter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Jurist, Lawyer

Age: 79

Birthplace: Fowler, California

Marvin Ray Baxter (born January 9, 1940) is a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California who served from January 1991 to January 5, 2015.
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Bernard Berrian is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

Bernard Berrian (born December 27, 1980) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more
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Billy Volek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player

Age: 42

Birthplace: Hemet, California

John William "Billy" Volek (born April 28, 1976) is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an ...more
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Bryan Robinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player

Age: 44

Birthplace: Toledo, Ohio

Bryan Robinson may refer to: Bryan Robinson (American football born 1974) (1974–2016), player of American football (defensive end) Bryan Robinson (American football born 1986), player of ...more
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Lorenzo Neal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Lorenzo Neal American football player

Age: 45

Birthplace: Hanford, California

Lorenzo LaVonne Neal (born December 27, 1970) is a former American football fullback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for sixteen seasons. Neal played college football for Fresno ...more
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Adam Jennings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Adam Jennings American football player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Sacramento, California

Adam Jennings (born November 17, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more
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Tremaine Fowlkes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 42

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

Tremaine Fowlkes (born April 11, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player at the small forward position. Fowlkes was drafted out of Fresno State by the Denver Nuggets with the ...more
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Sam Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Sam Williams American football player

Age: 38

Birthplace: Clayton, California

Samuel Jerry Williams (born July 28, 1980) is a former American football linebacker. He played for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League from 2003-2011. He was drafted by the ...more
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James Sanders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Porterville, California

James Sanders (born November 11, 1983) is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at ...more
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Trent Dilfer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player

Age: 46

Birthplace: Santa Cruz, California

Trent Farris Dilfer (born March 13, 1972) is a former American football quarterback and analyst who played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He is best known as the starting ...more
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Quinton Hosley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Quinton Hosley Basketball player

Age: 34

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Quinton Robert Hosley (born March 25, 1984) is an American-born naturalized Georgian professional basketball player for Stelmet Zielona Góra of the Polish Basketball League. He is a 2.01 ...more
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Vernon Fox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player

Age: 39

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada

Vernon Lee Fox, III (born October 9, 1979) is a retired American football safety. He was signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent after the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college ...more
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Logan Mankins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player

Age: 36

Birthplace: Catheys Valley, California

Logan Lee Mankins (born March 10, 1982) is a former American football guard who played eleven seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Fresno State, and was ...more
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Cameron Worrell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player

Age: 39

Birthplace: Merced, California

Cameron Joseph Worrell (born December 14, 1979) is a former American football safety who played in the National Football League. He was originally signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted ...more
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Michael Pittman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player

Age: 40

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana

Michael Pittman (born August 14, 1975) is a former American football running back. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played college football ...more