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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 Robert Adame Beltran is a Mexican American actor, known for his roles as Raoul in Paul Bartel's cult film Eating Raoul and as Commander Chakotay on Star Trek: Voyager.

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Harry Edwards is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Sociologist Harry Edwards is an African-American sociologist who took his PhD at Cornell University and is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. Edwards' career has ...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 David Samuel "Sam" Peckinpah was an American film director and screenwriter who achieved prominence following the release of the Western epic The Wild Bunch. He was known for the ...more

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Derrick Ward is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player Derrick LaRon Ward is a former American football running back in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft and also played ...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 Lee Patrick Brown had a long-time career in law enforcement, leading police departments in Atlanta, Houston and New York over the course of nearly four decades. During this time he helped to ...more

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Dominic McGuire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Basketball player Dominic McGuire is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Hapoel Holon of the Israeli Basketball Premier League.

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Rick Husband is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Astronaut Rick Douglas Husband was a United States Air Force Colonel, an astronaut, and the space shuttle commander of STS-107 who was killed when the craft disintegrated after reentry into the Earth's ...more

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Kenny Guinn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Politician, Banker Kenneth Carroll "Kenny" Guinn was an American businessman, politician and professor. He was the 27th Governor of Nevada from 1999 to 2007. He was a member of the Republican Party and 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 Paul Henry O'Neill served as the 72nd United States Secretary of the Treasury for part of President George W. Bush's first term. He was fired in December 2002 for his public disagreement with ...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

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Marvin R. Baxter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Jurist, Lawyer Marvin Ray Baxter is a former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California.

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Bernard Berrian is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player Bernard Berrian is a former American football wide receiver. He was originally drafted by the Chicago Bears in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State.

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Billy Volek is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player John William Volek is a retired American football quarterback of the National Football League. He was signed by the Tennessee Titans as an undrafted free agent in 2000 and also played for the ...more

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Bryan Robinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player Bryan Keith Robinson, nicknamed "Big Dog", is a former American football defensive lineman. He was originally signed by the St. Louis Rams as an undrafted free agent in 1997. He began ...more

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Lorenzo Neal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player Lorenzo LaVonne Neal is a former American football fullback who played in the National Football League for sixteen seasons. Neal played college football for Fresno State University. He was ...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 Adam Jennings 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 Fresno State. Jennings ...more

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Tremaine Fowlkes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Basketball player Tremaine Fowlkes 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 54th pick of the 1998 ...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 Samuel Jerry Williams 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 Raiders in the third round ...more

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James Sanders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player James Sanders is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. 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 Trent Farris Dilfer is a former football quarterback in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sixth overall in the 1994 NFL Draft and went on to play for the ...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 Quinton Robert Hosley is an American-born naturalized Georgian professional basketball player who currently plays for Stelmet Zielona Góra of the Polish Basketball League. He is a 2.01 m ...more

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Vernon Fox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player Vernon Lee Fox, III 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 football at Fresno ...more

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Logan Mankins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player Logan Lee Mankins is an American football guard and tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 2005 ...more

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Cameron Worrell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player Cameron Joseph Worrell is a former American football safety who played in the National Football League. He was originally signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He ...more

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Michael Pittman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player Michael Pittman 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 at Fresno State. Pittman ...more

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Richard Marshall is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player Richard Thomas Marshall is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was released on October 27, 2014. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the second round of the ...more

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Dot Jones is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Actor, Athlete Dorothy-Marie "Dot" Jones is an American actress and retired athlete who has had multiple roles in television. She attended California State University, Fresno, where she set records ...more

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Rafer Alston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Basketball player Rafer Jamel Alston is a retired American professional basketball player. He played for six NBA teams throughout his career.

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Courtney Alexander is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Basketball player Courtney Jason Alexander is an American former professional basketball player who was a member of three teams in the NBA. After playing high school basketball at Masuk High School in Monroe, ...more

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David St. John is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Poet David St. John is an American poet.

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David Carr is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player David Duke Carr is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Houston Texans first overall in the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State. Carr has also ...more

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Larry Levis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Poet, Literary critic, Professor Larry Patrick Levis was an American poet.

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Brad Lewis is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Politician, Film Producer, Actor Brad Lewis performed in the 2004 film The Incredibles.

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Dwayne Wright is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Dwayne Wright American football player Dwayne Wright is a former gridiron football fullback. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno State. Wright was a ...more

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Marcus McCauley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Marcus McCauley American football player Marcus Xavier McCauley, Jr. is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno ...more

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Chris Jefferies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Basketball player Christopher Allen "Chris" Jefferies is an American former professional basketball player. He played for the Toronto Raptors and the Chicago Bulls in the NBA. He was named First Team ...more

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Cruz Bustamante is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Politician Cruz Miguel Bustamante is an American politician. He was the 45th Lieutenant Governor of California, a former Speaker of the State Assembly and a member of the Democratic Party. He served with ...more

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Lane Kiffin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American Football coach, Coach, American football player Lane Monte Kiffin is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator at the University of Alabama. He formerly served as the offensive coordinator for the ...more

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Jason Wood is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Jason Wood Baseball player Jason William Wood is a former professional baseball player. He played all or part of five seasons in Major League Baseball as an infielder, primarily used at first base. He is the manager of ...more

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Brandon Molale is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Stunt Performer, Actor Brandon Molale is an American actor. He is often cast in very physical or masculine roles. His most prominent role to date was as fictional New York Jets quarterback Kevin Ward in Mr. Deeds and ...more

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Todd Beamer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Todd Morgan Beamer was an American software salesman and passenger aboard United Airlines Flight 93 which was hijacked as part of the September 11 attacks in 2001. He was one of the passengers ...more

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Chuck Poochigian is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Judge, Politician Charles S. "Chuck" "Pooch" Poochigian is an Associate Justice of the California Court of Appeal and a former California State Senator. He campaigned unsuccessfully in 2006 ...more

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Jim Costa is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Politician James Manuel "Jim" Costa is the U.S. Representative for California's 16th congressional district, serving in Congress since his initial election in 2004. He is a member of the ...more

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Randy Ditzler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Venture capitalist Randy Ditzler is a Partner with Sequoia Capital Israel and focuses on systems and software investments. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital in 2004, Randy served as the CEO of Actona Technologies ...more

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Kevin Sweeney is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Kevin Sweeney American football player Kevin Joseph Sweeney is a former American football player. A 6 ft 0 in quarterback from Fresno State, Sweeney was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round of the 1987 NFL Draft, the ...more

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Mike Garzoni is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player Michael John Garzoni was an American football offensive lineman in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants. He also played for the New York Yankees in ...more

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Rod Higgins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Basketball player Roderick Dwayne "Rod" Higgins is a retired American professional basketball player who formerly served as president of basketball operations for the National Basketball Association's ...more

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Tydus Winans is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Tydus Winans American football player Tydus Oran Winans is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the Cincinnati Bengals. He played college football at Fresno State ...more

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Noel Felix is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
Basketball player Noel Felix is a Belizean-American professional basketball player born in Los Angeles, California. A 6'9", 225 lb. forward-center from Fresno State, Felix was the CBA Defensive Player of the ...more

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Tyrone Culver is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous California State University, Fresno Alumni
American football player Tyrone Culver is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Fresno ...more