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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Colorado State University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Colorado State University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Colorado State University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Colorado State University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Colorado State University 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 Colorado State University.

Examples of graduates on this list include Keith Carradine and Becky Hammon.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Colorado State University?” and “Which celebrities are Colorado State University alumni?”

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John Amos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
John Amos Copywriter, Soldier, Theatrical producer John Amos is an American actor who played James Evans, Sr. on the 1970s television series Good Times. His television work includes roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the miniseries Roots, for ...more

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Juli Ashton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Juli Ashton Pornographic actor Juli Ashton is an American pornographic actress and television host.

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Denver Pyle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Denver Pyle Television director, Sailor, Actor Denver Dell Pyle was an American film and television actor. He was best known for portraying Briscoe Darling, Jr. in several episodes of The Andy Griffith Show and Uncle Jesse in The Dukes of ...more

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James van Hoften is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
James van Hoften Pilot, Astronaut, Fighter pilot James Dougal Adrianus "Ox" van Hoften is a former NASA Astronaut.

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Kent Rominger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Kent Rominger Astronaut Kent Vernon "Rommel" Rominger is an American former astronaut, former NASA Chief of the Astronaut Office at Johnson Space Center, and a Captain in the United States Navy. He joined ATK ...more

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Keith Carradine is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Keith Carradine Film Score Composer, Songwriter, Film Producer Keith Ian Carradine is an American actor who has had success on stage, film and television. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Tom Frank in Robert Altman's Nashville, Wild Bill Hickok in ...more

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Walter Scott, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Walter Scott, Jr. Businessperson Walter Scott Jr. is an American civil engineer, philanthropist, and former CEO of Peter Kiewit Sons' Incorporated.

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Val Venis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Val Venis Sean Allen Morley is a Canadian professional wrestler better known by his ring name Val Venis. He is best known for his appearances with the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling ...more

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John Ensign is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
John Ensign Politician, Veterinarian John Eric Ensign is an American veterinary physician and former politician. He was a United States Senator from Nevada, serving from January 2001 until he resigned amid an investigation of an ...more

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Anwar al-Aulaqi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Anwar al-Aulaqi Author, Imam, Preacher Anwar al-Awlaki was an American and Yemeni imam and Islamic militant. US government officials said that he was a senior talent-recruiter and motivator who was involved in planning terrorist ...more

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Kim Ung-yong is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Kim Ung-yong Engineer Kim Ung-yong is a Korean civil engineer and former child prodigy. Kim was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records under "Highest IQ"; the book gave the boy's score as about 210. ...more

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Jean Bethke Elshtain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Jean Bethke Elshtain Professor Jean Bethke Elshtain was an American ethicist, political philosopher, and public intellectual. She was the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics in the University of ...more

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Kevin Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Kevin Fitzgerald Veterinarian Kevin Terrel Fitzgerald, a board certified veterinarian who works at Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in his native Denver, Colorado is best known through his visibility on the Animal Planet ...more

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Bill Ritter is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Bill Ritter Prosecutor, Politician, Lawyer August William "Bill" Ritter is an American politician. He was the 41st Governor of the state of Colorado, from 2007 to 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Before his ...more

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Jason Craft is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Jason Craft American football player Jason Donell Andre Craft is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado

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J. Wayne Reitz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
J. Wayne Reitz Professor Julius Wayne Reitz was an American agricultural economist, professor and university president. Reitz was a native of Kansas, and earned bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in his chosen ...more

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Joey Porter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Joey Porter American football player Joseph Eugene Porter is a retired NFL linebacker who played for thirteen seasons and is the current outside linebackers coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. After ...more

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Wayne Allard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Wayne Allard Politician, Veterinarian Alan Wayne Allard is a member of the Republican Party, and was a United States Senator from Colorado. He did not seek re-election in 2008. Since February, 2009, he has worked at The Livingston ...more

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Jon Rubinstein is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Jon Rubinstein Engineer Jonathan J. Rubinstein is an American computer scientist and electrical engineer who played an instrumental role in the development of the iMac and iPod, the portable music and video device ...more

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Brian Schweitzer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Brian Schweitzer Politician, Farmer Brian David Schweitzer is an American politician who served as the 23rd Governor of Montana from January 5, 2005 to January 7, 2013. Schweitzer served for a time as chair of the Western ...more

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Richard N. Nottenburg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Richard N. Nottenburg Businessperson Richard N. Nottenburg, Ph. D., is executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Motorola, Inc.,. He oversees corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, Motorola Ventures, business ...more

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Henry Bellmon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Henry Bellmon Statesman, Politician Henry Louis Bellmon was an American Republican politician from the U.S. state of Oklahoma. A member of the Oklahoma Legislature, he went onto become both the 18th and 23rd governor of Oklahoma ...more

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Dexter Wynn is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Dexter Wynn American football player Dexter Maurice Wynn is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the sixth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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Erik Pears is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Erik Pears American football player Erik Anders Pears is an American football offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He ...more

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Cecil Sapp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Cecil Sapp American football player Cecil Sapp is a former American football fullback. He was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Colorado State. Sapp has also played for ...more

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Joel Dreessen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Joel Dreessen American football player Joel Clifford Dreessen is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football ...more

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David Anderson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
David Anderson American football player David Kent Anderson is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Colorado State. He ...more

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Becky Hammon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Becky Hammon Basketball player Rebecca Lynn "Becky" Hammon is an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association and a retired professional basketball player. Hammon played for the ...more

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Dominique Dunne is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Dominique Dunne Actor Dominique Ellen Dunne was an American actress. She appeared in several television films and series from 1979 to 1982, and was best known for portraying Dana Freeling in the 1982 horror film ...more

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Roy Romer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Roy Romer Politician, Lawyer Roy R. Romer was the 39th Governor of Colorado and served as the superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District from 2001 to 2006.

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Marilyn Musgrave is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Marilyn Musgrave Politician Marilyn Neoma Musgrave, American politician, is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives who served from 2003 to 2009, representing the 4th District of Colorado. ...more

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Jason Smith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Jason Smith Basketball player Jason Victor Smith is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for Colorado ...more

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Carol Voisin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Carol Voisin Politician Carol Voisin is a member of the faculty at Southern Oregon University, where she teaches ethics, critical thinking, and writing. A peace activist in the Vietnam War era, she has long been active ...more

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Greg Brophy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Greg Brophy Farmer Greg Brophy is a Republican member of the Colorado Senate, representing Senate District 1 which encompasses Cheyenne, Elbert, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington, ...more

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Angie Paccione is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Angie Paccione Politician Angela Veronica "Angie" Paccione is a former Colorado legislator and was a 2006 Congressional candidate. A college basketball player at Stanford and professional basketball player in ...more

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Clark Haggans is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Clark Haggans American football player Clark Cromwell Haggans is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college ...more

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Kevin McCadam is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Kevin McCadam American football player Kevin Edward McCadam is an American football safety in the National Football League who is a Free agent. He was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He ...more

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Da'Love Woods is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Da'Love Woods Da'Love Woods is an American professional basketball player, in Europe. At 1.65 m in height, she plays at the point guard position.

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Yusef Komunyakaa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Yusef Komunyakaa Poet, Professor, Writer Yusef Komunyakaa is an American poet who teaches at New York University and is a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Komunyakaa is a recipient of the 1994 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, ...more

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Doug Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Doug Hutchinson Politician Doug Hutchinson is a former mayor of the city of Fort Collins, Colorado.

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Braun Mincher is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Braun Mincher Orator, Entrepreneur, Author

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Stan Matsunaka is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Stan Matsunaka Politician Stanley Toshi Matsunaka is a former Democratic member of the State Senate of the U.S. state of Colorado, serving from 1995 to 2003. He served as President of the Senate for two years. In both ...more

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Amanda Peterson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Amanda Peterson Actor Amanda Peterson is a former American actress. Peterson gained fame for her role as Cindy Mancini in the 1987 comedy film Can't Buy Me Love.

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Richard J. Dachman is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Richard J. Dachman Mr. Dachman, 51, serves as vice president, produce for Sysco Corporation since July 1, 2007. He served most recently as senior vice president, FreshPoint, Inc., a SYSCO subsidiary.

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Harlan Thomas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Harlan Thomas Architect Harlan Thomas was an American architect in the first half of the twentieth century. From 1926 to the early 1940s he served as Chair of the University of Washington Department of Architecture. He ...more

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Richie Hall is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Richie Hall Coach Richie Hall is the defensive coordinator for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League. He was formerly the head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos from 2009–2010.

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Jack Christiansen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Jack Christiansen American football player Jack Leroy Christiansen was an American football player and coach and is perhaps most recognized for his eight-year Hall of Fame playing career with the Detroit Lions in the National Football ...more

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Bill Larson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Bill Larson American football player William Harry Larson is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, ...more

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Jim David is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Jim David American football player James Theodoric David was an American football defensive back for the Detroit Lions in the National Football League. He attended Colorado A&M.

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Rick Dennison is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Colorado State University Alumni
Rick Dennison Coach, American football player Rick Dennison is a former American football player who is currently the offensive coordinator for the Denver Broncos. An assistant in the National Football League since 1995, he served as ...more