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

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

Alumni include Jared Allen, William Petersen and many additional graduates as well.

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

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William Petersen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
William Petersen Television producer, Film Producer, Actor William Louis Petersen is an American actor and producer, best known for playing Dr. Gilbert "Gil" Grissom on the hit CBS series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Richard Chance in the ...more

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Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Jared Allen American football player Jared Scot Allen is an American football defensive end for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He played college football for Idaho State University and was drafted by the Kansas ...more

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James A. McClure is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
James A. McClure Lawyer James Albertus "Jim" McClure was an American politician from the state of Idaho, most notably serving as a Republican in the U.S. Senate for three terms.

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Chander Raman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Chander Raman Professor Chander Raman (b. 1961), Associate Professor of Medicine, received his B.Sc. degree in Zoology from Madras University, India (1980). He subsequently received his M.S. degree in Microbiology from ...more

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Matt Gutierrez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Matt Gutierrez American football player Matthew Paul Gutierrez is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Idaho State. He has ...more

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Robert C. Axtell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Robert C. Axtell Researcher Robert C. Axtell is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University.

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Gary O. Grimm is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Gary O. Grimm Major interests in my lifetime have been: 1. a study of learning, especially in outdoor environments; 2. an understanding of the concepts of the commons and common adventure; 3. the creative ...more

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Michael C. Ruettgers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Michael C. Ruettgers Dr. Michael C. Ruettgers is a Senior Advisor at EMC Corp. since January 1, 2006.He has been a Director of Raytheon Co. since 2000 and Lead Director since May 8, 2006. He serves as a Director of ...more

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Marvin Lewis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Marvin Lewis American Football coach, Coach, American football player Marvin Ronald Lewis is the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League, a position he has held since January 14, 2003, making him the 2nd longest tenured head coach in ...more

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Arthur Cronquist is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Arthur Cronquist Botanist Arthur John Cronquist was a United States biologist, botanist and a specialist on Compositae. He is considered one of the most influential botanists of the 20th century, largely due to his ...more

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Verne Duncan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Verne Duncan Politician Verne A. Duncan is an American politician from the state of Oregon. As an educator and moderate Republican, he has become outspoken in protest of policies of his own party he views as extreme. A ...more

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Antonio Taguba is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Antonio Taguba Antonio Mario Taguba, is a retired major general in the United States Army. He was the second American citizen of Philippine birth to be promoted to general officer rank in the Army. Taguba is ...more

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Stacy Dragila is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Stacy Dragila Athlete Stacy Renée Mikaelsen is an American former pole vaulter.

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Kevin Gilbride is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Kevin Gilbride Coach, American football player Kevin Bernard Gilbride is a former American football coach. He served as a coach or coordinator for various NFL teams for over twenty years, and is a longtime friend of Tom Coughlin since his ...more

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Ed Sanders is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Ed Sanders Professional Boxer Hayes Edward "Big Ed" Sanders was an Olympic champion boxer. He was born in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, to Hays Sanders, a municipal garbage worker, and Eva

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Pago Togafau is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Pago Togafau American football player Pago F. Togafau is a former American football linebacker. He was signed by the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Idaho State. Togafau was also a ...more

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Jeff Charleston is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Jeff Charleston American football player Jeffrey David Charleston is a former American football defensive end. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Idaho State. ...more

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Jaret Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Jaret Johnson American football player Jaret Johnson is an American Football kicker. He most recently played for the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europa.

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Merril Hoge is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Merril Hoge American football player Merril DuAine Hoge is a former professional American football player. He played eight seasons at running back for the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears, retiring after the 1994 season. ...more

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Mike Hancock is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Mike Hancock American football player Carl Michael Hancock is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football at Idaho State University and was drafted in ...more

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Roger Williams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Roger Williams Pianist Roger Williams was an American popular music pianist.

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Dirk Koetter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Dirk Koetter American Football coach, Coach, American football player Dirk Jeffrey Koetter is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Koetter was the head ...more

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Clint Stennett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Clint Stennett W. Clinton "Clint" Stennett was a Democratic politician and a minority leader of the Idaho Senate. Stennett represented District 25, which includes Blaine, Gooding, Camas and Lincoln ...more

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Wally Buono is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Wally Buono Coach, American football player Pasquale "Wally" Buono CM is the general manager, vice president of football operations and alternate governor of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, and one of the most ...more

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Don Aslett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Don Aslett Writer Donald Andrew Aslett is an American entrepreneur, author and public speaker who specializes in cleaning and housekeeping products, services, and techniques. Aslett resides in Pocatello, Idaho.

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Jeff Cook is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Jeff Cook Jeffrey James Cook is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'10" center from Idaho State University, Cook played in the National Basketball Association from 1979 to 1988 as ...more

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Ron Boone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Ron Boone Ronald Bruce Boone is a retired American Basketball Association player. During his years at Tech High in North Omaha, Nebraska, Boone stood 6'2" and weighed 175 pounds. After college, at ...more

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Kennedy Nkeyasen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Kennedy Nkeyasen Kennedy Nkeyasen is a former free safety who played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. Nkeyasen was drafted out of college by Saskatchewan in 1999. The CFL awarded ...more

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Edgar J. Malepeai is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Edgar J. Malepeai Teacher Edgar J. Malepeai is a Democratic politician from Pocatello, Idaho. He served as an Idaho State Senator from the Bannock County-based District 30 from 2002 to 2012. During his final two years in ...more

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Dale Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Dale Wilkinson Basketball player Dale Wayne Wilkinson is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'10" 220 lb power forward and played collegiately at Idaho State University from 1978 to 1982. He played ...more

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Tom Spanbauer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Tom Spanbauer Writer Tom Spanbauer is an American writer whose work often explores issues of sexuality, race, and the ties that bind disparate people together. Raised in Idaho, Spanbauer has lived in Kenya and ...more

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Dwaine Wilson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Dwaine Wilson Dwaine Wilson was an award winning running back during his brief Canadian Football League career. A graduate of Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho, he played 2 seasons for the Montreal ...more

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Bruce Carver is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Bruce Carver Video game development, Entrepreneur Bruce Eugene Carver was a co-founder of video game developer Access Software in 1982. It began by producing titles for 8-bit computers, including Beach-Head, Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes ...more

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Tom Toner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Tom Toner Thomas Edward Toner was a professional American football player who played linebacker for four seasons for the Green Bay Packers.

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Diane Bilyeu is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Diane Bilyeu Appraiser, Real Estate Broker Diane Bilyeu is a Democratic politician from Pocatello, Idaho. She is the incumbent Idaho State Senator from District 29, elected in 2006. She earlier served in the Idaho Senate from 1968 ...more

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Lawrence Butler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Lawrence Butler Lawrence Butler is a former American basketball player best remembered for leading NCAA Division I in scoring as a senior in 1978–79 and then getting selected by the Chicago Bulls in that year's ...more

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B. Lynn Winmill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
B. Lynn Winmill Judge B. Lynn Winmill is a United States federal judge. Born in Blackfoot, Idaho, Winmill received a B.A. from Idaho State University in 1974 and a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1977. He was in ...more

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Bill Byrne is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Bill Byrne Clarence William "Bill" Byrne Jr. was athletic director of Texas A&M University from January 2003 to May 8, 2012 when he retired. He will be a Special Adviser to Texas A&M ...more

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Eddie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Eddie Johnson Edward Lynn Johnson is a former professional American and Canadian football punter. He most recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by ...more

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Eddie Bell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Eddie Bell Eddie Bell is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the ninth round of the 1970 NFL Draft. He played college football ...more

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William D. Hansen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
William D. Hansen William D. Hansen is an American businessman and a former Deputy Secretary of Education who served in the George W. Bush administration from 2001 to 2003.

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Bruce Nelson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Bruce Nelson M. Bruce Nelson is an American businessman and former CEO of Office Depot. He made a career in the office supply industry leading several companies including: Viking Office Products, BT Office ...more

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Evan Dietrich-Smith is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Evan Dietrich-Smith American football player Evan Blake Dietrich-Smith is an American football guard and center for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He has also played for the Green Bay Packers and Seattle ...more

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Greg Keeler is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Greg Keeler Writer Greg Keeler is a Montana songwriter, poet, writer, artist, humorist, and professor. He also plays the guitar, harmonica, and kazoo. Keeler was born in the flatlands of Oklahoma with his one ...more

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Sale' Key is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Idaho State University Alumni
Sale' Key Sale' Key is an American football player who is a free agent. He played as a wide receiver for Idaho State University. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Memphis Xplorers in 2005.