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

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

This list is made up of graduates like Drew Bledsoe and Dolph Lundgren and other famous people from Washington State!

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

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Dolph Lundgren is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Dolph Lundgren Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor Dolph Lundgren is a Swedish actor, director, and martial artist. He belongs to a generation of film actors who epitomise the action hero stereotype, alongside Sylvester Stallone, Chuck Norris, ...more

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Paul Allen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Paul Allen Programmer, Businessperson, Television producer Paul Gardner Allen is an American philanthropist, investor and innovator, best known as the co-founder of Microsoft Corporation alongside Bill Gates. As of January 2015, he was estimated to be ...more

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Edward R. Murrow is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Edward R. Murrow Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer Edward R. Murrow KBE was an American broadcast journalist. He first came to prominence with a series of radio news broadcasts during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in ...more

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Edmund O. Schweitzer, III is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Edmund O. Schweitzer, III Inventor, Electrical engineer, Engineer Edmund O. Schweitzer, Jr. founded E. O. Schweitzer Manufacturing in 1950 for the purpose of manufacturing fault indicator technology. His father, Edmund O. Schweitzer, was a co-founder of ...more

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Timothy Leary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Timothy Leary Psychologist, Screenwriter, Actor Timothy Francis Leary was an American psychologist and writer who was known for advocating psychedelic drugs. During American legality of LSD and psilocybin, Leary conducted experiments under ...more

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Teresa Noreen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Teresa Noreen Model, Actor

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Bianca Kajlich is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Bianca Kajlich Actor Bianca Maria Kajlich is an American actress. Kajlich has had starring and supporting roles in television and film including the role of Jennifer on the CBS comedy Rules of Engagement.

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Jim Moeller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Jim Moeller Politician James C. "Jim" Moeller is an American politician and mental health professional from Washington State and a member of the Washington State House of Representatives representing the ...more

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John Olerud is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
John Olerud Baseball player John Garrett Olerud, is an American former Major League Baseball first baseman. Olerud played with the Toronto Blue Jays, New York Mets, Seattle Mariners, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. A ...more

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Michael B. Bair is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Michael B. Bair Mike Bair is vice president of Business Strategy Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes and is responsible for leading strategic business planning and marketing for the organization's ...more

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Terence Knox is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Terence Knox Actor Terence Knox is an American actor. Knox was born Terry Davis in Richland, Washington, and attended Washington State University and Portland State University. He is perhaps best known for his ...more

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Jackson Douglas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Jackson Douglas Television director, Film Producer, Actor Jackson Douglas is an American actor. He is known for his role as Jackson Belleville in the television series Gilmore Girls, for which he's also directed the Season 5 episode To Live and Let ...more

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Irwin Rose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Irwin Rose Biologist Irwin A. Rose is an American biologist. Along with Aaron Ciechanover and Avram Hershko, he was awarded the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein

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Keith Jackson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Keith Jackson Announcer, Journalist, Author Keith Jackson is a nominee in the 34th Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Technical Team Studio.

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John M. Fabian is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
John M. Fabian Pilot, Astronaut John McCreary Fabian is a former NASA Astronaut, Air Force officer, and director who flew two space shuttle missions and on the development of the shuttle's robotic arm. He later led the Air ...more

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Jason Hanson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Jason Hanson American football player Jason Hanson is a retired football placekicker who spent his entire 21-year career playing for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Lions in the second round ...more

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Mark Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Mark Driscoll Author, Pastor, Writer Mark A. Driscoll is an evangelical Christian pastor, author, and the former pastor of Mars Hill Church, an influential megachurch in Seattle, Washington. He resigned on October 14, 2014. In ...more

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Sherman Alexie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Sherman Alexie Poet, Comedian, Novelist Sherman Joseph Alexie, Jr. is a poet, writer, and filmmaker. Much of his writing draws on his experiences as a Native American with ancestry of several tribes, growing up on the Spokane Indian ...more

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Drew Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Drew Bledsoe American football player Drew Bledsoe is a former American football quarterback who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League, best known as the starting quarterback for the New England Patriots from 1993 ...more

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Karl Paymah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Karl Paymah American football player Karl Paymah is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of ...more

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Charles Glen King is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Charles Glen King Biochemist, Chemist Charles Glen King was an American biochemist who was a pioneer in the field of nutrition research and who isolated vitamin C at the same time as Albert Szent-Györgyi. A biography of King ...more

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Marcus Trufant is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Marcus Trufant American football player Marcus Lavon Trufant is a former American football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League for ten seasons. He played college football for Washington State University, and ...more

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George Nethercutt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
George Nethercutt Politician, Lawyer George R. Nethercutt, Jr. is an American politician, author, consultant, columnist and commentator. Nethercutt is the founder and chairman of The George Nethercutt Foundation. He was a ...more

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Patrick Rothfuss is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Patrick Rothfuss Lecturer, Author, Writer Patrick James Rothfuss is an American writer of epic fantasy and college lecturer. He is best known for his projected three-volume series The Kingkiller Chronicle.

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The Game is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
The Game Songwriter, Rapper, Musician Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game or simply Game, is an American rapper and actor. Game is best known as a rapper in the West Coast hip hop scene, and for being one ...more

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Philip Abelson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Philip Abelson Physicist Philip Hauge Abelson was an American physicist, a scientific editor, and a science writer.

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Bernard Lagat is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Bernard Lagat Track and field athlete Bernard Kipchirchir Lagat is a Kenyan-American middle and long-distance runner. Lagat was born in Kapsabet, Kenya. Prior to his change of domicile to the USA, Lagat had an extensive competitive ...more

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Jon Wefald is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Jon Wefald Jon Michael Wefald is an American educator and served as the twelfth President of Kansas State University.

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Mark Hendrickson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Mark Hendrickson Baseball player, Coach Mark Allan Hendrickson is an American former baseball and basketball player. Hendrickson was a pitcher in Major League Baseball and played power forward in the National Basketball Association ...more

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Erik Coleman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Erik Coleman American football player Erik Coleman is a former American football safety in the National Football League. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft and also played for the Atlanta ...more

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Chad Little is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Chad Little Race car driver, Lawyer Chad Little is a former NASCAR driver. He holds a degree in marketing from Washington State University, and a law degree from Gonzaga University. While attending Washington State University he ...more

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Hamza Abdullah is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Hamza Abdullah American football player Hamza Muhammad Abdullah is a former American football safety. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Washington ...more

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Rian Lindell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Rian Lindell American football player Rian David Lindell is an American football placekicker who is a free agent. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2000. He played college football at Washington State ...more

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Blake Lewis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Blake Lewis Record producer, Musician, Singer-songwriter Blake Colin Lewis is an American singer-songwriter and beatboxer who was the runner-up on the sixth season of American Idol. His major label debut album A.D.D. was released on December 4, 2007 ...more

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Jonathan Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Jonathan Smith American football player Jonathan McKenzi Smith was an American football player for the Amsterdam Admirals. Lives in Cypress, CA.

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Orrin H. Pilkey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Orrin H. Pilkey Professor, Geologist Orrin H. Pilkey is Professor Emeritus of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment, at Duke University, and Founder and Director Emeritus of the Program for the Study of ...more

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Patty Murray is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Patty Murray Politician, Teacher Patricia Lynn "Patty" Murray is the senior United States Senator from Washington and a member of the Democratic Party. Murray was first elected to the Senate in 1992, becoming ...more

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Mark Rypien is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Mark Rypien American football player Mark Robert Rypien is a retired professional football player, a quarterback in the National Football League. He is the first Canadian-born quarterback to start in the NFL and win the Super Bowl ...more

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Jason Hill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Jason Hill American football player Jason Hill is a former American football wide receiver. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football for Washington State ...more

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Mike Lowry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Mike Lowry Politician Michael Edward "Mike" Lowry served as the 20th Governor of the U.S. state of Washington from 1993 to 1997. Lowry is a Democrat. Lowry was born and raised in St. John, Washington, and ...more

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Sarah X Dylan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Sarah X Dylan Radio personality Sarah X Dylan is an American Internet radio host, Internet television host, and former radio producer and talk show co-host. Formerly of the The Rick Emerson Show and KOIN-TV, and current ...more

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Tyron Brackenridge is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Tyron Brackenridge American football player Tyron Lyle Brackenridge is a Canadian Football League cornerback who is currently a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in ...more

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Patrick F. McManus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Patrick F. McManus Writer Patrick Francis McManus is an American humor writer, who primarily writes about the outdoors. A humor columnist for Outdoor Life, Field & Stream, and other magazines, his columns and stories ...more

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Eric Frampton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Eric Frampton American football player Eric Ulyssee Frampton is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft and has also played for the ...more

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Michael Schroeder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Michael Schroeder Computer scientist Michael Schroeder is a computer scientist perhaps best known as the co-inventor of the Needham–Schroeder protocol. In 2001 he co-founded the Microsoft Research Silicon Valley lab and was the ...more

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Gene Conley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Gene Conley Baseball player Donald Eugene "Gene" Conley is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played eleven seasons from 1952 to 1963 for four different teams. Conley also played forward in the 1952-1953 ...more

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Denny Rehberg is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Denny Rehberg Dennis Ray "Denny" Rehberg is an American politician and member of the Republican Party. He served as the Lieutenant Governor of Montana from 1991 to 1997 and as the U.S. ...more

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James Donaldson is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
James Donaldson Basketball player James Lee Donaldson III is a retired professional English-American basketball player who grew up in California and played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association. Donaldson, a ...more

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Robert J. Baker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Robert J. Baker Businessperson Robert J. Baker is senior vice president and general manager of Intel Corporation's Technology and Manufacturing Group. He shares responsibility with William Holt for managing Intel's technology ...more

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Ron Cey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Washington State University Alumni
Ron Cey Baseball player Ronald Charles Cey is an American former professional baseball player, a third baseman in the major leagues. He played for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and Oakland Athletics. Cey ...more