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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Northern Colorado and be of some renown.

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

Alumni include Vincent Jackson, Connie Willis and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Northern Colorado?” and “Which celebrities are University of Northern Colorado alumni?”

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Chesley Sullenberger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Chesley Sullenberger Pilot, Airline Pilot, Fighter pilot Chelsey Sullenberger is an American commercial airline pilot and safety expert and accident investigator who successfully carried out the emergency water landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the ...more

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Aaron Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Aaron Smith Actor, American football player Aaron Douglas Smith is a former American football defensive end for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the ...more

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Reed Doughty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Reed Doughty American football player Reed Doughty is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round, with the 173rd overall pick, of the 2006 NFL Draft. He ...more

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James A. Michener is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
James A. Michener Novelist, Screenwriter, Author James Albert Michener was an American author of more than 40 books, the majority of which were fictional, lengthy family sagas covering the lives of many generations in particular geographic ...more

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Tom Tancredo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Tom Tancredo Politician Thomas Gerard "Tom" Tancredo is an American politician from Colorado, who represented the state's sixth congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1999 ...more

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Vincent Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Vincent Jackson American football player Vincent Jackson, is an American football wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Northern Colorado. He was ...more

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Ed Werder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Ed Werder Journalist Ed Werder is a Dallas-based bureau reporter for ESPN, primarily reporting on stories about the NFL. Since joining ESPN in 1998, Werder has become a staple in their NFL coverage, as he ...more

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Henrietta H. Fore is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Henrietta H. Fore Diplomat Henrietta Holsman Fore was the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development and Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance. She was designated these positions by President ...more

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Ben Dreith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Ben Dreith Referee, American Football Official Ben Dreith is a former American professional football on-field official who worked from 1960 to 1969 in the American Football League and from 1970 to 1990 in the NFL. Prior to his teaching and ...more

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Bill Frisell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Bill Frisell Film Score Composer, Arranger, Musician William Richard "Bill" Frisell is an American guitarist, composer and arranger. One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s, Frisell's eclectic music touches on ...more

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Marshall Gilkes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Marshall Gilkes Composer Marshall Gilkes is an American jazz trombonist and composer.

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Connie Willis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Connie Willis Novelist, Author, Writer Constance Elaine Trimmer Willis is an American science fiction/fantasy writer. She has won eleven Hugo Awards and seven Nebula Awards for particular works—more major awards than any other ...more

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Greg Germann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Greg Germann Television director, Actor, Voice acting Gregory Andrew "Greg" Germann is an American actor. He played the roles of Richard Fish in the television series Ally McBeal, businessman Mattson from Child's Play 2 and the vet ...more

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Bill Kenney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Bill Kenney American football player William Patrick Kenney is a retired quarterback who spent 9 years in the National Football League with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1980 to 1988 and a former politician who spent 8 years as a ...more

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Dominic Breazeale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Dominic Breazeale Athlete Dominic Breazeale is an American amateur boxer in the Super heavyweight division. He is currently the number one rated amateur boxer at Super Heavyweight in the U.S. Dominic, a former ...more

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Dave Keller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Dave Keller Manager, Baseball player Dave Keller is a former minor league baseball player, coach and manager and major league coach for the Cleveland Indians. He is currently the manager for the Chicago Cubs Single A affiliate ...more

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Dave Stalls is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Dave Stalls American football player David Milton Stalls is a former American football defensive end in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Los Angeles Raiders. He played college ...more

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Dirk Johnson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Dirk Johnson American football player Dirk Johnson is a former American football punter. He was signed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 1998. He played college football at Northern Colorado. Johnson was also a ...more

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Wellington Webb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Wellington Webb Politician Wellington E. Webb is the first African American Mayor of Denver. The Webb family relocated to the Northeast section of Denver, where the imposing six-foot, five-inch youth became active in ...more

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Ken Summers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Ken Summers Kenneth Guy Summers was a Colorado legislator. Elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Republican in 2006, Summers represented House District 22, including southern Lakewood, ...more

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Sayyid Qutb is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Sayyid Qutb Poet, Journalist, Educator Sayyid Qutb was an Egyptian author, educator, Islamic theorist, poet, and the leading member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1966 he was convicted of plotting the ...more

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Frank Wainright is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Frank Wainright American football player Frank Wesley Wainright is a former professional American football tight end in the National Football League for ten seasons for the New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins, and ...more

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Mike Bailey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Mike Bailey Mike Bailey brings over 25 years of product development, manufacturing and operations experience to Tropos Networks. Previously, Mr. Bailey served as Vice President of Operations for Nishan ...more

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R. W. Eaks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
R. W. Eaks Golfer Robert W. Eaks is an American professional golfer currently playing on the Champions Tour. Eaks was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He attended the University of Northern Colorado and turned ...more

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Jeffrey Chessani is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Jeffrey Chessani Jeffrey R. Chessani is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, and was the commanding officer 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines during the November 2005 urban combat in Haditha, ...more

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Steven Dietz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Steven Dietz Playwright Steven Dietz is an American playwright whose work is largely performed regionally, i.e. outside of New York City. In 2010, Dietz was once again named one of the most produced playwrights in ...more

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Gregg Brandon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Gregg Brandon Coach Gregg Brandon is the current head football coach at Colorado School of Mines. Previous to that, he was the offensive coordinator of the New Mexico State Aggies andcoached tight ends in the UFL ...more

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Carol Mutter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Carol Mutter Carol A. Mutter is a former United States Marine Corps lieutenant general. She is the first woman in the history of the U.S. Armed Forces to be appointed to a three-star grade. She retired from ...more

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Margaret Hayes Grazier is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Margaret Hayes Grazier Margaret Hayes Grazier was an American librarian, educator, and published author in the field of Library and Information Science.

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Gerry Dattilio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Gerry Dattilio Gerry Dattilio is a former professional Canadian football quarterback in the Canadian Football League.

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David Sanford is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
David Sanford Musician, Composer David William Sanford is an American composer, and jazz bandleader.

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Mary Sattler is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Mary Sattler Legislator Mary K. Sattler, is a Democratic politician in the U.S. state of Alaska, best known for serving five terms in the Alaska House of Representatives. Sattler represented the 39th District, and ...more

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Tony Ramirez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Tony Ramirez Tony Ramirez is a former offensive tackle in the National Football League and the XFL. He played three years for the NFL's Detroit Lions and the XFL's Chicago Enforcers.

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Carlotta Walls LaNier is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Carlotta Walls LaNier Carlotta Walls LaNier was the youngest of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in 1957, were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central ...more

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Don Meyer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Don Meyer Basketball Coach, Coach Donald Wayne Meyer was an American college basketball coach who completed his career in 2010 as head coach of the men's team at Northern State University. He was once head coach at Hamline ...more

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Terry Dunn is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Terry Dunn Coach Terry Dunn was the head men's basketball coach at Dartmouth College from 2004 through January 9, 2010, when he resigned his position effective immediately.

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Tom Carlson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Tom Carlson Politician Tom Carlson is a politician in the U.S. state of Nebraska. He served in the Nebraska Legislature from 2007 to 2015. In 2014, he ran in the Nebraska gubernatorial election, but was defeated by ...more

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Victoria Matlock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Victoria Matlock Victoria Matlock is an American musical theatre actress. She appeared in the Broadway and Off-Broadway productions of Million Dollar Quartet in the role of Dyanne. She has been involved in ...more

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Jeannie Ritter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Jeannie Ritter Teacher Jeannie Ritter was the First Lady of Colorado and the wife of Governor Bill Ritter. Ritter has helped to raise awareness regarding mental health, citing that her perspective on mental health was ...more

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Rich Stubler is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Rich Stubler Coach Richard Stubler is the defensive coordinator for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado, Stubler began his coaching ...more

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Neal Rubin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Neal Rubin Neal Rubin is an American cartoonist and writer. He is currently a columnist for The Detroit News and writes the nationally syndicated comic strip Gil Thorp. He spent 15 years as a feature ...more

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Autumn Hurlbert is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Autumn Hurlbert Actor, Singer, Dancer Autumn Hurlbert is an American actress, singer, and dancer. Hurlbert is best known as the runner-up on the reality competition series Legally Blonde - The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods. ...more

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David Brumley is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
David Brumley David Brumley is an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a well-known researcher in software security, network security, and applied cryptography. Prof. Brumley also worked ...more

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Tom Walsh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Tom Walsh Lieutenant colonel, Soldier, Teacher Thomas Edmund Walsh, Sr., known as Tom Walsh, was a retired lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, a Wyoming educator, a mayor of Casper, and a Republican member of the Wyoming House of ...more

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Kenneth W. Winters is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Kenneth W. Winters Kenneth W. Winters is a Republican former member of the Kentucky State Senate from Murray in western Kentucky, who formerly served as president of Baptist-affiliated Campbellsville University. ...more

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Ron Ernst is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Ron Ernst Ron Ernst is an American football coach and former player. He is the head football coach at Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin, a position he has held since 1991. Ernst won his 100th game during ...more

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Deena Larsen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Deena Larsen Writer Deena Larsen is a new media, hypertext author, known for ground-breaking work in creating structural patterns in hypermedia literature. Larsen has been working with electronic literature since ...more

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Steve Eastin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Steve Eastin Actor Steve Eastin is a character actor.

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Jed Roberts is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Jed Roberts Jed Roberts was a Canadian Football League defensive end and linebacker who played thirteen seasons for the Edmonton Eskimos. His father was Jay Roberts, a former tight end with the Ottawa Rough ...more

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Brad Pyatt is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous University Of Northern Colorado Alumni
Brad Pyatt Businessperson, Footballer Bradley James Pyatt is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League and Arena Football League. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free ...more