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

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

List ranges from Steve King to Gary Gaetti, plus much more.

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

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Dave Tollefson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Dave Tollefson American football player Dave Tollefson is a former American football defensive end. He was selected by the Green Bay Packers in the seventh round, with the 253rd pick of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football ...more

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Seth Wand is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Seth Wand American football player Seth Phillip Wand is a former American football offensive tackle. He was drafted by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northwest Missouri ...more

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Steve King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Steve King Businessperson, Politician Steven Arnold "Steve" King is the U.S. Representative for Iowa's 4th congressional district, serving in Congress since 2003; the district is located in the northwestern part of the ...more

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Mike Zentic is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Mike Zentic American football player Michael Lee Zentic is a former American football center in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He began his college football career at Northwest Missouri State University in ...more

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Gary Gaetti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Gary Gaetti Baseball player, Coach Gary Joseph Gaetti, nicknamed "G-Man", "Rat", or "Zorn", is an American former third baseman in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins, California Angels, ...more

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Mike Metheny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Mike Metheny Mike Metheny is an American jazz flugelhornist and music journalist.

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Jamaica Rector is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Jamaica Rector American football player Jamaica Rector is a former American and Canadian football wide receiver for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. He was signed by the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys ...more

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John Quinn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
John Quinn Politician John Quinn is a farmer and former Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives. He resides in Chillicothe, Missouri, with his wife Mary and has four daughters. He is Catholic. He ...more

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Tony Miles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Tony Miles American football player Tony Miles is a Canadian Football League wide receiver/punt returner who is currently a free agent.

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Jack McCracken is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Jack McCracken Jack "Jumping Jack" McCracken was an American basketball player in the 1930s and 1940s. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Amateur Athletic Union players of all time and was ...more

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Charlie Cowdrey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Charlie Cowdrey Charles E. "Charlie" Cowdrey was an American football coach. Cowdrey served as a head high school coach for nine years, head coach at Fort Scott Community College for three years, ...more

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Chris Greisen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Chris Greisen American football player Christopher J. Greisen is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northwest ...more

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Steve Savard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Steve Savard Journalist, Sports commentator Steve Savard is a American sports anchor and "Voice of the St. Louis Rams". He is the lead news anchor and former sportscaster at KMOV in St. Louis, Missouri. Savard, a St. Louis ...more

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Jean Bartik is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Jean Bartik Programmer Jean Bartik was one of the original programmers for the ENIAC computer.

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Wally Horn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Wally Horn Wally E. Horn is the Iowa State Senator from the 17th District. Horn currently serves on several committees in the Iowa Senate - the Judiciary committee; the Labor and Business Relations ...more

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Brad Lager is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Brad Lager Politician Brad Ronald Lager is a Republican politician from the state of Missouri. He is a former member of the Missouri Senate from the 12th District as well as a former member of the Missouri House of ...more

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Jason R. Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Jason R. Brown Jason R. Brown is a Republican and small business owner who currently serves as deputy majority whip of the Missouri House of Representatives. He resides with his wife, Rachelle, and their two ...more

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Mel Tjeerdsma is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Mel Tjeerdsma American Football coach, Coach Mel Tjeerdsma is a retired American football coach and the athletic director at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri. He served as the head coach at Austin College in ...more

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Philip Wise is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Philip Wise Philip Leon "Phil" Wise is a former ten-term Iowa State Representative. He served in the Iowa House of Representatives from 1987 through 2009 and did not seek re-election in 2008. He ...more

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Marsha Arzberger is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Marsha Arzberger Businessperson, Farmer Marsha Arzberger is a Democratic politician. She has served as Arizona State Senator for District 25 since 2001, and is currently Minority Leader.

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Trent Skaggs is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Trent Skaggs Trent Skaggs is a businessman and a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives. He resides in Kansas City, Missouri, with his wife, Amanda Corn, and their two daughters, Ella and ...more

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Xavier Omon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Xavier Omon American football player Xavier Omon is a free agent American football running back, having last played for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the sixth round of ...more

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Michael Peterson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Michael Peterson Michael Peterson is a former American football tight end. He was signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Northwest Missouri State ...more

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David R. Hansen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
David R. Hansen David Rasmussen Hansen is an American jurist, federal judge, and former chief judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

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Steve Williams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Steve Williams Stephen Cabot Williams is a former professional gridiron football defensive end. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at ...more

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Kim Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds is the 47th and current Lieutenant Governor of Iowa and a former state senator from Osceola.

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June P. (J. P.) Morgan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
June P. (J. P.) Morgan J.P. Morgan was a judge on the Missouri Supreme Court from 1969 until 1982, and the Chief Justice of that same court from 1977 to 1979. Morgan authored a 1982 decision declaring that pension ...more

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Mike Thomson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Mike Thomson Mike Thomson is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives. Thomson represents the 1st District, encompassing all or portions of Atchison, Holt, Nodaway, and Worth counties in ...more

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Jeff Roe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Jeff Roe Consultant Jeff Roe is an American Republican political consultant and strategist. He is the founder and principal of Axiom Strategies, a political consulting firm located in Kansas City, Missouri, with ...more

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Chris Stigall is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Chris Stigall Chris Stigall is a talk radio personality. He hosts the WPHT Morning Show in the Philadelphia market. Previously, he hosted The KCMO Morning Show in the Kansas City market from 2006 till 2010. ...more

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Bill Siebert is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Northwest Missouri State University Alumni
Bill Siebert William Earl Siebert, known as Bill Siebert, is a businessman in San Antonio, Texas, who is a Republican former member of the Texas House of Representatives from Bexar County, having served from ...more