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Famous Colorado State University Alumni

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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?”
  • John Amos1

    John Amos

    Copywriter, Soldier


    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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    #27 of 190 The Greatest Black Actors in Film History#38 of 103 The Best African-American Film Actors

  • Denver Pyle2

    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
  • James van Hoften3

    James van Hoften

    Pilot, Astronaut


    BirthplaceFresno, California

    James Dougal Adrianus "Ox" van Hoften, Ph.D. (born June 11, 1944) is an American civil and... more on Wikipedia
  • Kent Rominger4

    Kent Rominger



    BirthplaceDel Norte, Colorado

    Kent Vernon "Rommel" Rominger (born August 7, 1956) is an American former astronaut, former... more on Wikipedia
  • Keith Carradine5

    Keith Carradine

    Film Score Composer, Songwriter


    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


    #796 of 1,019 The Best Actors in Film History#128 of 163 The Greatest Western Movie Stars

  • 6

    Walter Scott, Jr.



    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska

    Walter Scott Jr. (born May 21, 1931) is an American civil engineer, philanthropist, and former... more on Wikipedia
  • Val Venis7

    Val Venis

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


    #326 of 468 The Greatest Pro Wrestlers of All Time#65 of 69 The Best WWE Superstars of the '90s

  • John Ensign8

    John Ensign

    Politician, Veterinarian


    BirthplaceRoseville, California, USA

    John Eric Ensign (born March 25, 1958) is an American veterinarian and former politician based... more on Wikipedia
  • Anwar al-Aulaqi9

    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
  • Kim Ung-yong10

    Kim Ung-yong



    BirthplaceSouth Korea

    Kim Ung-Yong (Hangul: 김웅용; born March 8, 1962) is a South Korean professor and former child... more on Wikipedia
  • 11

    Jean Bethke Elshtain


    AgeDec. at 72 (1941-2013)

    BirthplaceWindsor, Colorado

    Jean Bethke Elshtain (January 6, 1941–August 11, 2013) was an American ethicist, political... more on Wikipedia
  • Kevin Fitzgerald12

    Kevin Fitzgerald



    Kevin Terrel Fitzgerald (born September 23, 1951), a board certified veterinarian who works at... more on Wikipedia
  • Bill Ritter13

    Bill Ritter

    Prosecutor, Politician


    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado, United States of America

    August William Ritter (born September 6, 1956) is an American politician and lawyer who served... more on Wikipedia
  • Jason Craft14

    Jason Craft

    American football player


    BirthplaceDenver, Colorado

    Jason Donell Andre Craft (born February 13, 1976 in Denver, Colorado) is a former American... more on Wikipedia
  • J. Wayne Reitz15

    AgeDec. at 85 (1908-1993)

    BirthplaceOlathe, Kansas

    Julius Wayne Reitz (December 31, 1908 – December 24, 1993) was an American agricultural... more on Wikipedia
  • Joey Porter16

    Joey Porter

    American football player


    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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    #313 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#133 of 432 The Greatest Defenders in NFL History

  • Wayne Allard17

    Wayne Allard

    Politician, Veterinarian


    BirthplaceFort Collins, Colorado, USA

    Alan Wayne Allard (born December 2, 1943) is an American veterinarian who represented Colorado... more on Wikipedia
  • Jon Rubinstein18


    Jonathan J. "Jon" Rubinstein (born October 1956) is an American computer scientist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Brian Schweitzer19

    Brian Schweitzer

    Politician, Farmer


    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

    Richard N. Nottenburg, Ph. D., is executive vice president and chief strategy officer for...
  • Henry Bellmon21

    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


    BirthplaceSumter, South Carolina

    Dexter Maurice Wynn (born February 25, 1981) is an American football cornerback who is... more on Wikipedia
  • Erik Pears23

    Erik Pears

    American football player


    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


    BirthplaceMiami, Florida

    Cecil Sapp (born December 23, 1978) is a former American football fullback. He was signed by... more on Wikipedia
  • Joel Dreessen25

    Joel Dreessen

    American football player


    BirthplaceIda Grove, Iowa

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