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

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

Items on this list include Jerry West, Don Knotts and other famous WVU Mountaineers!

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

What is West Virginia University known for? Well, these famous WVU alumni for one!

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Billy Mays is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Billy Mays Pitchman

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Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Jerry West Basketball Coach, Basketball player

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Pat White is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Pat White Athlete, American football player

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Don Knotts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Don Knotts Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

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Steve Harvey is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Steve Harvey Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

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Mary Lou Retton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Mary Lou Retton Gymnast, Actor

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Cheryl Hines is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Cheryl Hines Television director, Comedian, Television producer

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Bill Eadie is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Bill Eadie Wrestler, Coach, Actor

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Jon McBride is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Jon McBride Astronaut, Fighter pilot

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Gene Okerlund is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Gene Okerlund Spokesperson, Announcer, Actor

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Conchata Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni

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John T. Chambers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
John T. Chambers Businessperson

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Tim Mahoney is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Tim Mahoney Businessperson

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Jeff Chase is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Jeff Chase Stunt Performer, Actor, Footballer

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Stephen Coonts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Stephen Coonts Novelist, Author

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Jerry Porter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Jerry Porter American football player

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Antoine Fuqua is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Antoine Fuqua Film Producer, Music video director, Film Director

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Adam Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni

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Robert Walker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Robert Walker American football player

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David Selby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
David Selby Actor, Voice acting, Writer

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Raymond J. Lane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Raymond J. Lane Venture capitalist

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Cecil H. Underwood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Cecil H. Underwood Politician, Educator

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Chris Henry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Chris Henry American football player

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Asra Nomani is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Asra Nomani Journalist, Author, Writer

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Chris Sarandon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Chris Sarandon Actor, Voice acting

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Paul Dooley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Paul Dooley Comedian, Screenwriter, Cartoonist

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Marc Bulger is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Marc Bulger American football player

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Alan Mollohan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Alan Mollohan Politician, Lawyer

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Joe Manchin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Joe Manchin Businessperson, Politician

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Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Antonio Brown American football player

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Harley M. Kilgore is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Harley M. Kilgore Judge, Politician, Soldier

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Jack Harris is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Jack Harris Radio personality, Presenter

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Owen Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Owen Schmitt American football player

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Rod Hundley is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni

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Todd Sauerbrun is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Todd Sauerbrun American football player

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John Thornton is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
John Thornton American football player

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Bob Huggins is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Bob Huggins Basketball Coach, Coach

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Kathy Mattea is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Kathy Mattea Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor

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Darius Reynaud is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Darius Reynaud American football player

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Oliver Luck is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Oliver Luck American football player

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Mike Vanderjagt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Mike Vanderjagt American football player

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Matt Carson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Matt Carson Novelist, Author, Writer

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Eric Wicks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Eric Wicks American football player

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Robert C. Frasure is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni

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William E. Glasscock is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
William E. Glasscock Politician

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Amos Zereoué is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Amos Zereoué American football player

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Pat McAfee is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Pat McAfee American football player

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Anthony McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni

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Chuck Howley is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Chuck Howley American football player

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Jock Sanders is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous West Virginia University Alumni
Jock Sanders American football player