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Famous New Mexico State University Alumni

Updated June 14, 2019 8.8k views83 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to New Mexico State University and be of some renown.

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

The list you're viewing has a variety of graduates, like Charley Johnson and Sam Lacey, in it.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to New Mexico State University?” and “Which celebrities are New Mexico State University alumni?”
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  • 1
    Paul Wilbur Klipsch

    Paul Wilbur Klipsch

    Inventor, Electrical engineer

    AgeDec. at 98 (1904-2002)

    BirthplaceElkhart, Indiana

    Paul Wilbur Klipsch (born March 9, 1904 in Elkhart, Indiana – died: May 5, 2002 in Hope,... more on Wikipedia
  • 2
    Cyrus Nowrasteh

    Cyrus Nowrasteh

    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age64

    BirthplaceBoulder, Colorado

    Cyrus Nowrasteh (Persian: سیروس نورسته‎; born (1956-09-19)September 19, 1956) is an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Tony Wragge

    Tony Wragge

    American football player

    Age41

    BirthplaceCreighton, Nebraska

    Tony James Wragge (born August 14, 1979) is a former American football center. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Steve Pearce

    Steve Pearce

    Businessperson, Politician

    Age73

    BirthplaceLamesa, Texas, United States of America

    Steve Pearce is the name of: Steve Pearce (politician) (born 1947), American politician Steve... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Edwin L. Mechem

    Edwin L. Mechem

    Judge, Lawyer

    AgeDec. at 90 (1912-2002)

    BirthplaceAlamogordo, New Mexico, United States of America

    Edwin Leard Mechem (July 2, 1912 – November 27, 2002) was a prominent Republican politician... more on Wikipedia
  • 6

    Kenton Keith

    American football player

    Age40

    BirthplaceLincoln, Nebraska

    Kenton Jermaine Keith (born July 14, 1980) is a former American football running back. He was... more on Wikipedia
  • 7
    Nick Cole

    Nick Cole

    American football player

    Age36

    BirthplaceLawton, Oklahoma

    Nicholas Darnell "Nick" Cole (born July 28, 1984) is a former American football guard and... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    Walter Johnson

    Walter Johnson

    American football player

    AgeDec. at 57 (1942-1999)

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

    Walter Johnson III (November 13, 1942 – June 29, 1999) was an American football defensive... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    Charley Johnson

    Charley Johnson

    American football player

    Age81

    BirthplaceBig Spring, Texas

    Charley Lane Johnson (born November 22, 1938) is a former American football quarterback and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Mark W. Spong (born November 5, 1952 in Warren, Ohio) is an American roboticist. He is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Courtney Bryan

    Courtney Bryan

    American football player

    Age35

    BirthplaceSan Jose, California

    Courtney Bryan (born October 2, 1984) is an American football safety. He was born in San Jose,... more on Wikipedia
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    Buck Pierce
    Buck James Pierce (born November 15, 1981) is the quarterbacks coach of the Winnipeg Blue... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Sam Lacey

    Sam Lacey

    Basketball player

    AgeDec. at 66 (1948-2014)

    BirthplaceIndianola, Mississippi

    Samuel Lacey (March 8, 1948 – March 14, 2014) was an American basketball player.

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  • 14
    Fredd Young

    Fredd Young

    American football player

    Age58

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Frederick Kimball Young (born November 14, 1961) is a former professional American football... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Randy Brown

    Randy Brown

    Basketball player

    Age52

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Randy Brown (born May 22, 1968) is a retired American basketball player and former coach for... more on Wikipedia
  • 16

    Garrey Carruthers

    Businessperson, Politician

    Age81

    BirthplaceAlamosa, Colorado, United States of America

    Garrey Edward Carruthers (born August 29, 1939) is an American politician, academic, who... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Roosevelt Skerrit

    Roosevelt Skerrit

    Politician

    Age48

    BirthplaceRoseau, Dominica

    Roosevelt Skerrit (born 8 June 1972) is a Dominican politician who has been Prime Minister of... more on Wikipedia
  • 18

    AgeDec. at 58 (1932-1990)

    BirthplaceLas Cruces, New Mexico

    Rose Marie Valdes Pangborn (1932 – March 17, 1990) was an American food scientist, food... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Roy Gerela

    Roy Gerela

    American football player

    Age72

    BirthplaceAlberta, Canada

    Roy Gerela (born April 2, 1948 in Sarrail, Alberta) is a former American football placekicker... more on Wikipedia
  • 20

    Joe Jackson

    American football player

    Age70

    BirthplaceCincinnati, Ohio

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    Joe Pisarcik

    Joe Pisarcik

    American football player

    Age68

    BirthplaceKingston, Pennsylvania

    Joseph Anthony Pisarcik (born July 2, 1952) is a former American football quarterback who... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22

    Siddeeq Shabazz

    American football player

    Age39

    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    Siddeeq Muneer Shabazz (born February 5, 1981) is a former gridiron football safety and... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    Willard Hughes Rollings

    Historian

    AgeDec. at 60 (1948-2008)

    BirthplaceFarmington, New Mexico

    Willard Hughes Rollings (September 8, 1948 – July 30, 2008) was a scholar of Native American... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Danny Villanueva

    Danny Villanueva

    American football player

    Age82

    BirthplaceTucumcari, New Mexico

    Daniel Dario Villanueva (November 5, 1937 – June 18, 2015) was an American football... more on Wikipedia

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  • 25

    Kyle Nelson

    American football player

    Age33

    BirthplaceNorman, Oklahoma

    Kyle Nelson is an American football long snapper.