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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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  • 1

    Age67

    BirthplaceBakersfield, 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 in...  more
  • 2
    Sociologist

    Age78

    BirthplaceEast 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 of...  more
  • 3
    Television director, Television producer

    AgeDec. at 59 (1925-1984)

    BirthplaceFresno, California, United States of America

    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

    #74 of 732 The Greatest Directors In Movie History#17 of 64 The Best Directors Never Nominated for Oscars#18 of 62 The Best Action Directors in Film History

  • 4
    American football player

    Age41

    BirthplaceLos 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 NFL...  more
  • 5
    Criminologist, Politician

    Age84

    BirthplaceWewoka, 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
  • 6
    Basketball player

    Age35

    BirthplaceSan 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 (LNBP)....  more
  • 7
    Astronaut

    AgeDec. at 45 (1957-2003)

    BirthplaceAmarillo, 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 and...  more
  • 8
    Politician, Banker

    AgeDec. at 73 (1936-2010)

    BirthplaceGarland, 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 Democrat, he...  more
  • 9
    Businessperson, Politician

    Age85

    BirthplaceSt. 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 was...  more
  • 10
    Professional golfer

    Age48

    BirthplaceHonolulu, Hawaii

  • 11
    Jurist, Lawyer

    Age81

    BirthplaceFowler, 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....  more
  • 12
    American football player

    Age40

    BirthplaceMadrid, 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
  • 13
    American football player

    Age45

    BirthplaceHemet, 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 undrafted free agent...  more
  • 14
    American football player

    Age47

    BirthplaceToledo, 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 American...  more
  • 15
    American football player

    Age50

    BirthplaceHanford, 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
  • 16
    American football player

    Age38

    BirthplaceSacramento, 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
  • 17
    Basketball player

    Age45

    BirthplaceLos 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 54th...  more
  • 18
    American football player

    Age41

    BirthplaceClayton, 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 Raiders in...  more
  • 19
    American football player

    Age37

    BirthplacePorterville, 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 Fresno...  more
  • 20
    American football player

    Age49

    BirthplaceSanta 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

    #82 of 95 The Best Baltimore Ravens of All Time#119 of 120 The Best Quarterbacks Of All Time#1015 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever

  • 21
    Basketball player

    Age37

    BirthplaceNew 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 m (6 ft 7...  more
  • 22
    American football player

    Age42

    BirthplaceLas 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
  • 23
    American football player

    Age39

    BirthplaceCatheys 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
  • 24
    American football player

    Age41

    BirthplaceMerced, 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 free...  more
  • 25
    American football player

    Age46

    BirthplaceNew 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 at...  more
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