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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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