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

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

These SDSU graduates, like Raquel Welch and Gregory Peck include images when available. Go Aztecs!

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

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Raquel Welch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Raquel Welch Businessperson, Actor Raquel Welch is an American actress. She first won attention for her role in Fantastic Voyage, after which she won a contract with 20th Century-Fox. They loaned her to a British studio where she ...more

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Tony Gwynn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Tony Gwynn Baseball player Anthony Keith "Tony" Gwynn, Sr., nicknamed "Mr. Padre", was an American professional baseball right fielder who played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball for the San Diego ...more

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Summer Altice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Summer Altice Nude Glamour Model, Model, Actor Summer Danielle Altice is an American fashion model and actress. She was named after Miss USA 1975, Summer Bartholomew.

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Carl Weathers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Carl Weathers Television director, Television producer, Actor Carl Weathers is an American actor and former professional football player. He is best known for portraying Apollo Creed in the Rocky series of films, Dillon in Predator, Chubbs Peterson in ...more

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K. D. Aubert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
K. D. Aubert Fashion Model, Actor Karen Denise Aubert, commonly known as K.D. Aubert, is an American actress and fashion model.

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Marion Ross is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Marion Ross Actor, Voice acting Marion Ross is an American actress best known for her role as Marion Cunningham on the ABC television series, Happy Days from 1974 to 1984.

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Ellen Ochoa is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Ellen Ochoa Astronaut, Engineer Ellen Lauri Ochoa is a former astronaut and current Director of the Johnson Space Center. Ochoa became director of the center upon retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December ...more

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Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Gregory Peck Film Producer, Actor Eldred Gregory Peck was an American actor. One of the world's most popular film stars from the 1940s to the 1960s, Peck continued to play major film roles until the late 1970s. His performance ...more

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Art Linkletter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Art Linkletter Radio personality, Actor, Presenter Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter was a Canadian-born American radio and television personality. He was the host of House Party, which ran on CBS radio and television for 25 years, and ...more

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Stephen Strasburg is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Stephen Strasburg Baseball player Stephen James Strasburg is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. Strasburg was selected by Washington with the first pick in the 2009 ...more

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Cleavon Little is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Cleavon Little Actor Cleavon Jake Little was an American stage, film, and television actor. Little began his career in the late 1960s on the stage. In 1970, he starred in the Broadway production of Purlie for which ...more

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J. Michael Straczynski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
J. Michael Straczynski Journalist, Television producer, Novelist Joseph Michael Straczynski, known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or jms, is an American writer and producer. He works in films, television series, ...more

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Marshall Faulk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Marshall Faulk Actor, Athlete, American football player Marshall William Faulk is an American former college and professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for twelve seasons. He played college football for ...more

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Alison Waite is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Alison Waite Nude Glamour Model

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Jennifer Ketcham is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Jennifer Ketcham Pornographic actor, Actor Jennifer "Jennie" Ketcham is an American writer, reality television personality, blogger, artist, and former pornographic actress and film director under the name Penny Flame. She has ...more

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Jason Lewis is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Jason Lewis Model, Actor Jason Lewis is an American actor and former fashion model. He is best known for his role as Jerry "Smith" Jerrod in the HBO series Sex and the City. He appeared on the May 2008 cover

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Julie Kavner is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Julie Kavner Comedian, Actor, Voice acting Julie Deborah Kavner is an American film and television actress, comedian and voice artist. She first attracted notice for her role as Valerie Harper's younger sister in the sitcom Rhoda for ...more

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Dave Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Dave Smith Baseball player David Stanley Smith was a Major League Baseball relief pitcher. Smith was born in Richmond, California, and attended San Diego State University. He was drafted in the 8th Round of the 1976 ...more

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Brooke Langton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Brooke Langton Model, Actor Brooke Langton is an American Actress. She is best known for the role of Samantha Reilly on the prime time soap opera Melrose Place.

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Lanford Wilson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Lanford Wilson Screenwriter, Author, Playwright Lanford Wilson was a Pulitzer Prize winning, American playwright, whose work, as described by the New York Times, was "earthy, realist, greatly admired [and] widely performed". Wilson ...more

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Lisa Dergan Podsednik is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Lisa Dergan Podsednik Nude Glamour Model Lisa Dergan Podsednik is an American model, actress, media personality, and sportscaster. She was Playboy's Playmate of the Month for July 1998. Dergan has established a career beyond Playboy, ...more

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Fred Dryer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Fred Dryer Television director, Television producer, Film Producer John Frederick "Fred" Dryer is an American actor and former American football defensive end in the National Football League. He played 13 years in the NFL, having played in 176 games, ...more

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Kathleen Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Kathleen Kennedy Television producer, Film Producer Kathleen Kennedy is an American film producer. In 1981, she co-founded Amblin Entertainment with Frank Marshall and Steven Spielberg. She produced the 1982 film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and ...more

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Cris Kobryn is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Cris Kobryn Computer scientist Cris Kobryn is an American technologist, system architect and entrepreneur who specializes in advanced software and systems development.

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Matt McCoy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Matt McCoy American football player Matthew Garrett McCoy is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at San Diego ...more

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James Sinegal is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
James Sinegal James D. Sinegal is the co-founder and former CEO of Costco, an international retail chain.

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Anwar al-Aulaqi is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Anwar al-Aulaqi Author, Imam, Preacher Anwar al-Awlaki was an American and Yemeni imam and Islamic militant. US government officials said that he was a senior talent-recruiter and motivator who was involved in planning terrorist ...more

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Charles Brandes is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Charles Brandes Businessperson, Entrepreneur Charles H. Brandes is an American businessman, investor, philanthropist. He is one of the more closely followed value investors working today, and is a disciple of the Benjamin Graham school of ...more

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Ken Calvert is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Ken Calvert Businessperson, Politician, Real Estate Broker Kenneth Stanton "Ken" Calvert is the U.S. Representative for California's 42nd congressional district, and previously the 44th and 43rd, serving since 1993. He is a member of the ...more

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Robert Hays is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Robert Hays Television director, Television producer, Film Producer Robert Hays is an American actor, perhaps best known for his role in the film Airplane! and for his role as Robert Seaver in Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.

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Crystal Harris is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Crystal Harris Model, Singer, TV Personality Crystal Harris is an American model, and "singer". She was the Playboy Playmate of the Month for December 2009. On December 24, 2010, she became engaged to Hugh Hefner (then age 84), ...more

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Julie Scardina is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Julie Scardina Film Producer Julie Scardina is Animal Ambassador and Corporate Curator for SeaWorld, Busch Gardens and Discovery Cove zoological parks. She was formerly curator of animal training for SeaWorld San Diego. ...more

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Jerry Sanders is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Jerry Sanders Politician, Police officer Gerald Robert "Jerry" Sanders is an American politician from San Diego, California. He is the former Mayor of San Diego and former Chief of Police. As of December 2012, he is the ...more

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Kassim Osgood is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Kassim Osgood American football player Kassim Alexandre Osgood is an American football wide receiver and special teamer who is currently a free agent. He played college football for San Diego State University and Cal Poly, and was ...more

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Arthur Jensen is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Arthur Jensen Psychologist Arthur Robert Jensen was a professor of educational psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. Jensen was known for his work in psychometrics and differential psychology, which is ...more

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Kirk Morrison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Kirk Morrison Actor, American football player Kirk David Morrison is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft and also played for ...more

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Steven T. Kuykendall is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Steven T. Kuykendall Steven T. Kuykendall is an American politician and former Republican member of the House of Representatives from California's 36th congressional district from 1999 to 2001 in the 106th Congress. ...more

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Will Demps is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Will Demps American football player William Henry Demps, Jr. is a former American football safety. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at San Diego State. Demps also ...more

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Jeff Webb is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Jeff Webb American football player Jeffrey Leon Webb is a former gridiron football wide receiver. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at San Diego State. ...more

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Herman Edwards is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Herman Edwards Coach, American football player Herman "Herm" Edwards, Jr. is an American football analyst who most recently coached in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs. Since 2009, he has been a pro football ...more

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Martin Kenney is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Martin Kenney Sociologist, Professor

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Alurista is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Alurista Activist, Writer Alberto Baltazar Urista Heredia better known by his nom de plume Alurista, is a Chicano poet and activist.

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Andrea Jackson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Andrea Jackson Journalist, Actor Andrea Jackson is a television and radio reporter and personality who co-hosted The Daiiy Buzz, a syndicated daytime news show, from 2002 until 2009.

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Joan D. Vinge is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Joan D. Vinge Novelist, Author, Writer Joan D. Vinge is an American science fiction author. She is known for such works as her Hugo Award-winning novel The Snow Queen and its sequels, her series about the telepath named Cat, and her ...more

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Justin Masterson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Justin Masterson Baseball player Justin Daniel Masterson is a Jamaican-born American professional baseball starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. Drafted by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2006 ...more

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Sophia A. Nelson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Sophia A. Nelson Sophia A. Nelson is an American author, political strategist, opinion writer, and attorney. She was born in Munich, Germany and grew up in Somerdale, New Jersey. Graduating from San Diego State ...more

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David Carson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
David Carson Film Art Director, Author, Graphic Designer David Carson is an American graphic designer, art director and surfer. He is best known for his innovative magazine design, and use of experimental typography. He was the art director for the ...more

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Joe Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Joe Gibbs American Football coach, Coach, Writer Joe Jackson Gibbs is a former American football coach, NASCAR Championship team owner, and two time NHRA team owner. He was the 20th and 26th head coach in the history of the Washington ...more

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Bernard Rimland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Bernard Rimland Psychologist, Writer Bernard Rimland, PhD was an American research psychologist, writer, lecturer, and advocate for autistic children, ADHD, learning disabilities, and mental retardation. Based in San Diego, ...more

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Kevin A Mayer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous San Diego State University Alumni
Kevin A Mayer Businessperson Kevin A. Mayer is Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Business Development of The Walt Disney Company. He managed Disney's acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel Entertainment and Club ...more