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Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni

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

Items on this list include Gina Carano and Benjamin Wade.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Nevada, Reno?” and “Which celebrities are University of Nevada, Reno alumni?”
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Jennifer Harman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Professional Poker Player, Actor

Age: 54

Birthplace: Reno, Nevada, United States of America

Jennifer C. Harman (born November 29, 1964, in Reno, Nevada) is an American professional poker player. She has won two World Series of Poker bracelets in open events, one of only three women to ...more

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Gina Carano is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Mixed Martial Artist, Model, Actor

Age: 36

Birthplace: Texas, United States of America

Gina Joy Carano (born April 16, 1982) is an American actress, television personality, fitness model and a former mixed martial artist. Carano began training in Muay Thai before transitioning to ...more

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Pat McCarran is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Politician, Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 78 (1876-1954)

Birthplace: Reno, Nevada, United States of America

Patrick Anthony McCarran (August 8, 1876 – September 28, 1954) was a Democratic United States Senator from Nevada from 1933 until 1954. McCarran was born in Reno, Nevada, attended Nevada State ...more
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Benjamin Wade is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni

Age: 47

Birthplace: Bolivar, USA, Missouri

Benjamin "Coach" Wade is an American reality television personality best known for being a contestant on Survivor: Tocantins, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, and Survivor: South ...more

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Michelle More is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Michelle More

Age: 37

Michelle More (born June 12, 1981) is a professional American beach volleyball player. Michelle grew up in Southern California and attended the University of Nevada-Reno. At Nevada-Reno, More ...more
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Suzanne Stonebarger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Suzanne Stonebarger

Age: 39

Suzanne Stonebarger is a professional American beach volleyball player. Stonebarger is an alumna of the University of Nevada-Reno, where she played college volleyball. At Nevada-Reno Stonebarger ...more
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Nick Fazekas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 33

Birthplace: Arvada, Colorado

Nicholas Ryan Fazekas (ニコラス・ライアン・ファジーカス) (born June 17, 1985) is a US-born Japanese professional basketball player who currently plays for the Kawasaki Brave Thunders in the B.League.
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Ramon Sessions is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 32

Birthplace: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Ramon Sessions (born April 11, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League and the EuroLeague. He played three years of ...more

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Stacey Cook is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Alpine skier, Athlete

Age: 34

Birthplace: Truckee, California

Stacey Janelle Cook (born July 3, 1984) is a World Cup alpine ski racer from the United States, and specializes in the speed events.
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Richard Bryan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Politician, Attorney at law, Lawyer

Age: 81

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Richard Hudson Bryan (born July 16, 1937) is an American attorney and politician who served as a United States Senator from Nevada from 1989 to 2001. A Democrat, Bryan served as the 25th ...more
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Alan Bible is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 79 (1909-1988)

Birthplace: Lovelock, Nevada, United States of America

Alan Harvey Bible (November 20, 1909 – September 12, 1988) was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator from Nevada from 1954 to ...more
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Helen Delich Bentley is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Businessperson

Age: 95

Birthplace: Ruth, Nevada, United States of America

Helen Delich Bentley (November 28, 1923 – August 6, 2016) was an American politician who was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Maryland from 1985 to 1995. ...more
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Edgar Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 62

Birthplace: Fort Rucker, Alabama

Edgar Jones (born June 17, 1956) is a retired American professional basketball player who had a career the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1980 to 1986. While playing college ...more
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Lyle Overbay is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Baseball player

Age: 42

Birthplace: Centralia, Washington

Lyle Stefan Overbay (born January 28, 1977) is an American former professional baseball first baseman. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays, ...more
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Marion Motley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
American football player

Age: Dec. at 79 (1920-1999)

Birthplace: Leesburg, Georgia

Marion Motley (June 5, 1920 – June 27, 1999) was an American football fullback and linebacker who played for the Cleveland Browns in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) and National ...more

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Grant Sawyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Lawyer

Age: Dec. at 78 (1918-1996)

Birthplace: Twin Falls, Idaho, United States of America

Frank Grant Sawyer (December 14, 1918 – February 19, 1996) was an American politician. He was the 21st Governor of Nevada from 1959 to 1967. He was a member of the Democratic Party.
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Harvey Dahl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Fallon, Nevada

Harvey Dahl (born June 24, 1981) is a former American football guard. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at Nevada-Reno. Dahl has ...more
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Tony Moll is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
American football player

Age: 35

Birthplace: Sonoma, California

Tony Moll (born August 23, 1983) is a retired American football guard and offensive tackle of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the ...more
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Mills Lane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Judge, Soldier, Referee

Age: 82

Birthplace: Savannah, Georgia, United States of America

Mills Bee Lane III (born November 12, 1937) is an American former boxing referee and professional boxer, a two-term Washoe County, Nevada District Court Judge, and television personality. He is ...more
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Walter S. Baring, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Teacher

Age: Dec. at 64 (1911-1975)

Birthplace: Goldfield, Nevada, United States of America

Walter Stephan Baring Jr. (September 9, 1911 – July 13, 1975) was a United States Representative from Nevada.
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Barbara Buckley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Lawyer

Age: 58

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Barbara Buckley (born November 23, 1960 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an attorney and Democratic Party politician who served as a member of the Nevada Assembly, representing Clark County ...more
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Jorge Cordova is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
American football player

Age: 37

Birthplace: Murrieta, California

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Brock Marion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
American football player

Age: 48

Birthplace: Bakersfield, California

Brock Elliot Marion (born June 11, 1970) is a former American football free safety who played twelve seasons in the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for the ...more
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Donato Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Conductor, Musician

Age: 46

Birthplace: Pasadena, California

Donato Cabrera is an American conductor with an active international career. He is the Music Director of the California Symphony and the Las Vegas Philharmonic, and was the Resident Conductor of ...more
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JaVale McGee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Nevada, Reno Alumni
Basketball player

Age: 31

Birthplace: Flint, Michigan

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