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Famous Idaho State University Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 5k views45 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • 1
    Television producer, Film Producer


    BirthplaceEvanston, Illinois, United States of America

    William Louis Petersen (born February 21, 1953) is an American actor and producer. He is best known for his role as Gil Grissom in the CBS drama series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015), for...  more

    #232 of 349 The Best TV Actors And Actresses Of All Time#12 of 15 All the Actors Who Have Played John F. Kennedy, Ranked

  • 2
    American football player


    BirthplaceDallas, Texas, United States of America

    Jared Scot Allen (born April 3, 1982) is a professional curler, and former professional American football defensive end. After playing college football for Idaho State University, he was drafted by...  more

    #189 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#119 of 144 The Greatest Chicago Bears of All Time#17 of 96 The Greatest Defensive Ends of All Time

  • 3

    AgeDec. at 86 (1924-2011)

    BirthplacePayette, Idaho, United States of America

    James Albertus McClure (December 27, 1924 – February 26, 2011) was an American lawyer and politician from the state of Idaho, most notably serving as a Republican in the U.S. Senate for three terms....  more
  • 4
    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
  • 5
    American football player


    BirthplaceConcord, California

    Matthew Paul Gutierrez (born June 9, 1984) 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...  more
  • 6
    Robert C. Axtell is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Stanford University....
  • 7
    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 process...  more
  • 8
    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 EGG...  more
  • 9
    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplaceMcDonald, Pennsylvania

    Marvin Ronald Lewis (born September 23, 1958) is an American football coach who is a special advisor at Arizona State University. Previously, Lewis was the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals of the...  more
  • 10

    AgeDec. at 73 (1919-1992)

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Arthur John Cronquist (March 19, 1919 – March 22, 1992) was an American biologist, botanist and a specialist on Compositae. He is considered one of the most influential botanists of the 20th century,...  more
  • 11


    BirthplaceMcMinnville, Oregon, United States of America

    Verne Allen Duncan (born April 6, 1934) 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...  more
  • 12
    Antonio Mario Taguba (born October 31, 1950), 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...  more
  • 13


    BirthplaceAuburn, California, United States of America

    Stacy Renée Dragila (née Mikaelson; born 25 March 1971 in Auburn, California) is an American former pole vaulter....  more
  • 14
    Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut

    Kevin Bernard Gilbride (born August 27, 1951) is an American professional football coach who currently serves as head coach of the New York Guardians of the XFL. Gilbride was a coach for twenty years...  more
  • 15
    Professional Boxer

    AgeDec. at 24 (1930-1954)

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Hayes Edward "Big Ed" Sanders (March 24, 1930 – December 12, 1954) was an American heavyweight boxer who won an Olympic gold medal in 1952....  more
  • 16
    American football player


    BirthplaceLong Beach, California

    Pago F. Togafau (born January 10, 1984) 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...  more
  • 17
    American football player


    BirthplaceOregon City, Oregon, USA

    Jeffrey David Charleston (born January 19, 1983 in Oregon City, Oregon) is a former American football defensive end. He was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played...  more
  • 18
    American football player


    BirthplacePhoenix, Arizona

    Not to be confused with Jarret Johnson. Jaret Johnson (born December 16, 1982) is an American Football kicker. He most recently played for the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europa....  more
  • 19
    American football player


    BirthplacePocatello, Idaho, United States of America

    Merril DuAine Hoge (; born January 26, 1965) is a former professional American football player, who currently serves as a head coach for Your Call Football. He played eight seasons at running back...  more
  • 20
    American football player


    BirthplaceWoodlake, California

    Carl Michael Hancock (born February 25, 1950 in Woodlake, California) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins. He played college football...  more
  • 21

    AgeDec. at 87 (1924-2011)

    BirthplaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    Roger Williams (born Louis Jacob Weertz, October 1, 1924 – October 8, 2011) was an American popular music pianist....  more
  • 22
    American Football coach, Coach


    BirthplacePocatello, Idaho

    Dirk Jeffrey Koetter ( KUT-ər; born February 5, 1959) is an American football coach who is the current offensive coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL) where he...  more
  • 23
    W. Clinton "Clint" Stennett (October 1, 1956 – October 14, 2010) was a Democratic politician and a minority leader of the Idaho Senate. Stennett represented District 25, which includes Blaine,...  more
  • 24
    Coach, American football player


    BirthplacePotenza, Italy

    Pasquale "Wally" Buono (born February 7, 1950) is the vice president of football operations, alternate governor and the former head coach of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL), and...  more
  • 25


    Donald Andrew Aslett (born 1935) is an American entrepreneur and author who specializes in cleaning and housekeeping products, services, and techniques. He co-founded Varsity House Cleaning Company,...  more