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

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

Alumni include Kurt Warner, Chuck Grassley and many more.

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

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Bill Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Songwriter, Musician, Drummer William Harris "Bill" Stewart is an American jazz drummer. Stewart is a versatile player who has performed with a broad array of musicians, from Maceo Parker to Jim Hall. He is also an ...more

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Michelle Manhart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Model, Actor Michelle Manhart is an actor.

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Will Wilkinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Commentator, Public intellectual, Writer Will Wilkinson is an American writer. Until August 2010, he was a research fellow at the Cato Institute where he worked on a variety of issues including Social Security privatization and, most ...more

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Kurt Warner is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Athlete, Football Analyst, Philanthropist Kurtis Eugene "Kurt" Warner is a former American football quarterback, a current part-time TV football analyst, and a philanthropist. He played for three National Football League ...more

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Tom Pettit is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Journalist, TV Journalist William Thomas "Tom" Pettit was an American journalist who was a television news correspondent for NBC from the 1960s through 1995. During most of that period, he filed reports for NBC ...more

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Chuck Grassley is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Politician, Farmer Charles Ernest "Chuck" Grassley is the senior United States Senator from Iowa, serving since 1981. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served in the United States House of ...more

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Mike Furrey is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
American football player Michael Thomas Furrey is a former American football wide receiver and safety who played in the National Football League. He was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in ...more

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Derrick Frost is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
American football player Derrick E. Frost is a former American football punter. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Northern Iowa. Frost has been a ...more

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Benny Sapp is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
American football player Benjamin Lee Sapp, II is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at ...more

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Nancy Jo Powell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Diplomat Nancy Jo Powell was the United States Ambassador to India. Powell was Director General of the United States Foreign Service, a position she assumed after serving as the U.S. Ambassador to Nepal. ...more

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Bharat Vedak is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Bharat Vedak is Senior Vice President, John Deere Intelligent Mobile Equipment Technologies. In his role, he is responsible for applying smart electronic solutions to John Deere equipment.

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Gil Gutknecht is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Gil Gutknecht Politician Gilbert William "Gil" Gutknecht, Jr. is an American politician. Gutknecht was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives first elected in 1994 to represent ...more

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Mona Van Duyn is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Poet, Author, Writer Mona Jane Van Duyn was an American poet. She won every major American award for poetry and was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1992.

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Steve Wright is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
American football player Stephen Hough Wright is a former American football offensive tackle and offensive guard. A 1977 graduate of Wayzata High School, he played college football at Northern Iowa and then played ten ...more

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Brad Meester is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
American football player Bradley Ryan Meester is a former American football center for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jaguars in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft. ...more

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Ryan Mahaffey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Ryan Mahaffey American football player Ryan Mahaffey is a former American football fullback. He was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and also played for the Indianapolis Colts. He played college ...more

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Greg McDermott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Basketball Coach, Coach Greg McDermott has served as the head coach of the Creighton University Bluejays men's basketball team since April 26, 2010. Previously McDermott served as head coach at Wayne State, North ...more

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Andy Thorn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
American football player Andrew Robert Thorn is a former American football tight end. He most recently was with the Tennessee Titans on their practice squad. He was left undrafted in the 2005 entry draft, but played for ...more

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James Jones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
American football player James Alfie Jones is a former American football defensive lineman in the National Football League. He played college football at Northern Iowa, then he played ten professional seasons as a ...more

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Ryan Hannam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Ryan Hannam American football player Ryan Hannam is an American football tight end who formerly played in the National Football League. He played college football at University of Northern Iowa where he made 86 catches for 957 ...more

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Kenny Shedd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Kenny Shedd American football player Kendrick Dwayne Shedd is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders and the Washington Redskins. He also ...more

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Whitney Lewis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Whitney Lewis American football player Whitney Lewis is a former American college football player. Lewis started his college career at University of Southern California in 2003, but transferred to the University of Northern Iowa ...more

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Bryce Paup is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Coach, American football player Bryce Eric Paup is a former American football player who played both as defensive end and linebacker for the Green Bay Packers, the Buffalo Bills, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Minnesota

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Mark Steines is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Mark Steines Journalist, Actor Mark Anthony Steines is an American broadcast journalist and actor and was host of the syndicated gossip and entertainment round-up program Entertainment Tonight from 2004 to 2012. He joined the ...more

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Dedric Ward is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Northern Iowa Alumni
Dedric Ward American football player Dedric Lamar Ward is a former American football player and coach. He played Wide Receiver, having played for the New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots and Dallas ...more