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Famous Colorado State University Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 39.9k views177 items

List RulesPeople 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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  • 1
    John Amos

    John Amos

    Copywriter, Soldier

    Age80

    BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, United States of America

    John Allen Amos Jr. (born December 27, 1939) is an American actor known for his roles as... more on Wikipedia

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    Denver Pyle

    Denver Pyle

    Television director, Sailor

    AgeDec. at 77 (1920-1997)

    BirthplaceBethune, Colorado, USA

    Denver Dell Pyle (May 11, 1920 – December 25, 1997) was an American film and television actor.... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    James van Hoften

    James van Hoften

    Pilot, Astronaut

    Age76

    BirthplaceFresno, California

    James Dougal Adrianus "Ox" van Hoften, Ph.D. (born June 11, 1944) is an American civil and... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Kent Rominger

    Kent Rominger

    Astronaut

    Age64

    BirthplaceDel Norte, Colorado

    Kent Vernon "Rommel" Rominger (born August 7, 1956) is an American former astronaut, former... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Keith Carradine

    Keith Carradine

    Film Score Composer, Songwriter

    Age71

    BirthplaceSan Mateo, California, United States of America

    Keith Ian Carradine (born August 8, 1949) is an American actor, singer and songwriter who has... more on Wikipedia
  • 6

    Walter Scott, Jr.

    Businessperson

    Age89

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska

    Walter Scott Jr. (born May 21, 1931) is an American civil engineer, philanthropist, and former... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Val Venis

    Val Venis

    Sean Allen Morley (born March 6, 1971), better known by the ring name Val Venis, is a Canadian... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    John Ensign

    John Ensign

    Politician, Veterinarian

    Age62

    BirthplaceRoseville, California, USA

    John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is an American veterinarian and former politician based... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Anwar al-Aulaqi

    Anwar al-Aulaqi

    Author, Imam

    AgeDec. at 40 (1971-2011)

    BirthplaceLas Cruces, New Mexico

    Anwar al-Awlaki (also spelled al-Aulaqi, al-Awlaqi; Arabic: أنور العولقي‎ Anwar al-‘Awlaqī;... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Kim Ung-yong

    Kim Ung-yong

    Engineer

    Age58

    BirthplaceSouth Korea

    Kim Ung-Yong (Hangul: 김웅용; born March 8, 1962) is a South Korean professor and former child... more on Wikipedia
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    Jean Bethke Elshtain

    Professor

    AgeDec. at 72 (1941-2013)

    BirthplaceWindsor, Colorado

    Jean Bethke Elshtain (January 6, 1941–August 11, 2013) was an American ethicist, political... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Kevin Fitzgerald

    Kevin Fitzgerald

    Veterinarian

    Age69

    Kevin Terrel Fitzgerald (born September 23, 1951), a board certified veterinarian who works at... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Bill Ritter

    Bill Ritter

    Prosecutor, Politician

    Age64

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    August William Ritter (born September 6, 1956) is an American politician and lawyer who served... more on Wikipedia
  • 14
    Jason Craft

    Jason Craft

    American football player

    Age44

    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    Jason Donell Andre Craft (born February 13, 1976 in Denver, Colorado) is a former American... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    J. Wayne Reitz

    AgeDec. at 85 (1908-1993)

    BirthplaceOlathe, Kansas

    Julius Wayne Reitz (December 31, 1908 – December 24, 1993) was an American agricultural... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Joey Porter

    Joey Porter

    American football player

    Age43

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, USA

    Joseph Eugene Porter (born March 22, 1977) is a former American football linebacker who played... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Wayne Allard

    Wayne Allard

    Politician, Veterinarian

    Age76

    BirthplaceFort Collins, Colorado, USA

    Alan Wayne Allard (born December 2, 1943) is an American veterinarian who represented Colorado... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Jon Rubinstein

    Age64

    Jonathan J. "Jon" Rubinstein (born October 1956) is an American computer scientist and... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Brian Schweitzer

    Brian Schweitzer

    Politician, Farmer

    Age65

    BirthplaceHavre, Montana, United States of America

    Brian David Schweitzer (born September 4, 1955) is an American politician who served as the... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Richard N. Nottenburg

    Businessperson
    Richard N. Nottenburg, Ph. D., is executive vice president and chief strategy officer for...
  • 21
    Henry Bellmon

    Henry Bellmon

    Statesman, Politician

    AgeDec. at 88 (1921-2009)

    BirthplaceTonkawa, Oklahoma, United States of America

    Henry Louis Bellmon (September 3, 1921 – September 29, 2009) was an American Republican... more on Wikipedia
  • 22

    Dexter Wynn

    American football player

    Age39

    BirthplaceSumter, South Carolina

    Dexter Maurice Wynn (born February 25, 1981) is an American football cornerback who is... more on Wikipedia
  • 23
    Erik Pears

    Erik Pears

    American football player

    Age38

    BirthplacePrice, Utah

    Erik Anders Pears (born June 25, 1982) is an American football offensive tackle who is... more on Wikipedia
  • 24

    Cecil Sapp

    American football player

    Age41

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Cecil Sapp (born December 23, 1978) is a former American football fullback. He was signed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Joel Dreessen

    Joel Dreessen

    American football player

    Age38

    BirthplaceIda Grove, Iowa

    Joel Clifford Dreessen (born July 26, 1982) is a former American football tight end. He was... more on Wikipedia