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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.