100 Notable alumni of
Kansas State University

Kansas State University is 304th in the world, 131st in North America, and 125th in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 100 notable alumni from Kansas State University sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Erin Brockovich

    Erin Brockovich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    businesspersonjuristenvironmentalist
    Biography

    Erin Brockovich is an American legal clerk, consumer advocate, and environmental activist, who, despite her lack of education in the law, was instrumental in building a case against Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) involving groundwater contamination in a town in California with the help of attorney Ed Masry in 1993. Their successful lawsuit was the subject of the Oscar-winning film, Erin Brockovich (2000), starring Julia Roberts as Brockovich and Albert Finney as Masry. Since then, Brockovich has become a media personality as well, hosting the TV series Challenge America with Erin Brockovich on ABC and Final Justice on Zone Reality. She is the president of Brockovich Research & Consulting. She also works as a consultant for the New York law firm of Weitz & Luxenberg, which has a focus on personal injury claims for asbestos exposure, and Shine Lawyers in Australia. She worked as a consultant for the now-defunct California law firm Girardi & Keese.

  2. Eric Stonestreet

    Eric Stonestreet
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    television actoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Eric Allen Stonestreet is an American actor and comedian. He is best known for portraying Cameron Tucker in the ABC mockumentary sitcom Modern Family, for which he received two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series out of three nominations.

  3. Kirstie Alley

    Kirstie Alley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    film actoractorfilm producertelevision actor
    Biography

    Kirstie Louise Alley is an American actress, producer, model, and television personality. Her breakout role was as Rebecca Howe in the NBC sitcom Cheers (1987–1993), receiving an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe in 1991 for the role. From 1997 to 2000, she starred in the sitcom Veronica's Closet, earning additional Emmy and Golden Globe nominations.

  4. Scott Bakula

    Scott Bakula
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producertelevision actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Scott Stewart Bakula is an American actor and director. He is known for his roles in two science-fiction television series: as Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap and as Captain Jonathan Archer on Star Trek: Enterprise. For Quantum Leap, he received four Emmy Award nominations and a Golden Globe Award.

  5. Rob Riggle

    Rob Riggle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    voice actormilitary officerscreenwritertelevision actoractor
    Biography

    Robert Allen Riggle Jr. is an American actor, comedian, and former United States Marine Officer. He is known for his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show from 2006 to 2008; as a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2004 to 2005; as the recurring character Gil Thorpe on the 20th Television sitcom Modern Family from 2013 to 2019; and for his comedic roles in films such as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), The Hangover (2009), Furry Vengeance (2010), Larry Crowne (2011), Dumb and Dumber To (2014), Absolutely Anything (2015) and Night School (2018). He has also co-starred in the Adult Swim comedy-action series NTSF:SD:SUV::. In 2012, he replaced Frank Caliendo for the comedy skit and prognostication portions of Fox NFL Sunday. Riggle currently co-hosts the miniature golf game show series Holey Moley with Joe Tessitore on ABC.

  6. Juan Manuel Santos

    Juan Manuel Santos
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    journalistlawyereconomistpolitician
    Biography

    Juan Manuel Santos Calderón is a Colombian politician who was the President of Colombia from 2010 to 2018. He was the sole recipient of the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

  7. Michael Beasley

    Michael Beasley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Michael Paul Beasley Jr. is an American professional basketball player who last played for Cangrejeros de Santurce of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN). He played college basketball for Kansas State University for one year before declaring for the NBA draft in 2008. Beasley was the 2nd pick in the 2008 NBA Draft and was selected by the Miami Heat. He is regarded as one of the best freshman college basketball players of the 2000s. Though he is ambidextrous, he shoots left-handed.

  8. Jordy Nelson

    Jordy Nelson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Jordy Ray Nelson is a former American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League for 11 seasons with the Green Bay Packers and the Oakland Raiders. He played college football at Kansas State, where he received All-American honors, and was drafted by Green Bay in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. During his tenure in Green Bay, he won Super Bowl XLV with the team over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2010 season. After spending 10 seasons in Green Bay, he played one year with the Oakland Raiders before announcing his retirement.

  9. Darren Sproles

    Darren Sproles
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Darren Lee Sproles is an American football executive and former running back and return specialist who is currently a personnel consultant for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kansas State, where he is the all-time leading rusher, and was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He also played for the New Orleans Saints and the Eagles.

  10. Allen West

    Allen West
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Enrolled in Kansas State University
    In 1986 graduated with Master of Arts
    Occupations
    teacherarmy officermilitary advisorpolitician
    Biography

    Allen Bernard West is an American politician and retired military officer. A member of the Republican Party, West represented Florida's 22nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2011 to 2013 and served as the chairman of the Republican Party of Texas from 2020 to 2021.

  11. Earl Woods

    Earl Woods
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-2006 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    writerarmy officerbaseball player
    Biography

    Earl Dennison Woods was the father of American professional golfer Tiger Woods. Woods started his son in golf at a very early age and coached him exclusively over his first years in the sport. He later published two books about the process.

  12. Clyde Tombaugh

    Clyde Tombaugh
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1906-1997 (aged 91)
    Occupations
    astronomeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Clyde William Tombaugh /ˈtɒmbaʊ/ was an American astronomer. He discovered Pluto in 1930, the first object to be discovered in what would later be identified as the Kuiper belt. At the time of discovery, Pluto was considered a planet, but was reclassified as a dwarf planet in 2006. Tombaugh also discovered many asteroids, and called for the serious scientific research of unidentified flying objects.

  13. Mitch Richmond

    Mitch Richmond
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producerbasketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Mitchell James Richmond III is an American former professional basketball player. He played collegiately at Moberly Area Community College and Kansas State University. He was a six-time NBA All-Star, a five-time All-NBA Team member, and a former NBA Rookie of the Year. In 976 NBA games, Richmond averaged 21.0 points per game and 3.5 assists per game. Richmond was voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014. His jersey No. 2 was retired in his honor by the Sacramento Kings, for whom he played seven seasons.

  14. Josh Freeman

    Josh Freeman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1988-.. (age 34)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Joshua Tyler Freeman is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at Kansas State University, and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Freeman became the starter for Tampa Bay in his rookie year and went on to break numerous franchise passing records. However, he was released partway through his fifth year with the team.

  15. Sam Brownback

    Sam Brownback
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Enrolled in Kansas State University
    Studied in 1979
    Occupations
    writerpoliticianlawyerdiplomatbroadcaster
    Biography

    Samuel Dale Brownback is an American attorney, politician, diplomat and member of the Republican Party who served as the United States Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom from 2018 to 2021. Brownback previously served as the Secretary of Agriculture of Kansas (1986–93), as the U.S. representative for Kansas's 2nd congressional district (1995–96), as a United States senator from Kansas (1996–2011) and the 46th governor of Kansas (2011–18). He also ran for the Republican nomination for President in 2008.

  16. Lung Ying-tai

    Lung Ying-tai
    Born in
    Taiwan Flag Taiwan
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    university teacherwriter
    Biography

    Lung Ying-tai is a Taiwanese essayist and cultural critic. She occasionally writes under the pen name 'Hu Meili' (胡美麗; 胡美丽; Hú Měilì). Lung's poignant and critical essays contributed to the democratization of Taiwan and as the only Taiwanese writer with a column in major mainland Chinese newspapers, she is a writer in Mainland China. Described as a "public intellectual of the Chinese-speaking world", she spent 20 years based outside Taiwan in the US and Germany where became widely known for her criticism of the Kuomintang's martial law regime. She has since become a critic of Mainland China's increasing restrictions on press freedom and civil liberties. She has written more than 30 books.

  17. Ricky Lee Neely

    Ricky Lee Neely
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1981-.. (age 41)
    Occupations
    television actoractor
    Biography

    Ricky Lee Neely, known professionally as Ricky Kim, is an American actor.

  18. Brad Underwood

    Brad Underwood
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    basketball playerbasketball coach
    Biography

    Bradley Cole Underwood is the current head coach for the Illinois men's basketball team. Previously, he served as head coach at Oklahoma State, Stephen F. Austin, Dodge City Community College, and Daytona Beach Community College and assistant coach at Western Illinois, Kansas State, and South Carolina.

  19. Paul R. Ehrlich

    Paul R. Ehrlich
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1932-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    lepidopteristdemographerzoologistenvironmentalistacademic
    Biography

    Paul Ralph Ehrlich is an American biologist, best known for his warnings about the consequences of population growth and limited resources. He is the Bing Professor Emeritus of Population Studies of the Department of Biology of Stanford University and President of Stanford's Center for Conservation Biology.

  20. Pete Souza

    Pete Souza
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    photographerphotojournalistjournalist
    Biography

    Peter Joseph Souza is an American photojournalist, the former Chief Official White House Photographer for Presidents of the United States Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama and the former director of the White House Photography Office. He was a photographer with The Chicago Tribune, stationed at the Washington, D.C., bureau from 1998 to 2007; during this period he also followed the rise of then-Senator Obama to the presidency.

  21. Susanna M. Salter

    Susanna M. Salter
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1860-1961 (aged 101)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Susanna Madora Salter was an American politician and activist. She served as mayor of Argonia, Kansas, becoming the first woman elected to serve as mayor in the United States (Nancy Smith was the first woman elected mayor in the United States, in Oskaloosa, Iowa, but chose not to serve) and one of the first women to serve in any political office in the U.S.

  22. Gary Patterson

    Gary Patterson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    American football playerhead coach
    Biography

    Gary Allen Patterson is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the special assistant to the head coach at the University of Texas. He is the former head football coach at Texas Christian University and the winningest coach in Horned Frogs' history. Patterson has led the TCU Horned Frogs to six conference championships—one Conference USA title in 2002; four Mountain West Conference titles in 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2011; —and eleven bowl game victories—including victories in the 2011 Rose Bowl and 2014 Peach Bowl. His 2010 squad finished the season undefeated at 13–0 after a 21–19 Rose Bowl victory over the Wisconsin Badgers on New Year's Day 2011, and ranked second in the final tallying of both major polls.

  23. Jim Ryun

    Jim Ryun
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    politicianconsultantmotivational speakerathletics competitormiddle-distance runner
    Biography

    James Ronald Ryun is an American former Republican politician and Olympic track and field athlete, who at his peak was widely considered the world's top middle-distance runner. He won a silver medal in the 1500 m at the 1968 Summer Olympics, and was the first high school athlete to run a mile in under four minutes. He is the last American to hold the world record in the mile run. Ryun later served in the United States House of Representatives from 1996 to 2007, representing Kansas's 2nd congressional district.

  24. Roger Marshall

    Roger Marshall
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in Kansas State University
    Graduated with Bachelor of Science
    Occupations
    army officerobstetricianpolitician
    Biography

    Roger Wayne Marshall is an American politician, physician, and former military officer serving as the junior United States senator from Kansas since 2021. A member of the Republican Party, he served from 2017 to 2021 as the U.S. representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district, a mostly rural district covering much of the western and northern parts of the state.

  25. Pat Roberts

    Pat Roberts
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1936-.. (age 86)
    Enrolled in Kansas State University
    In 1958 graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    military officernewspaper proprietorjournalistpolitician
    Biography

    Charles Patrick Roberts is a retired American politician and journalist who served as a United States Senator of Kansas from 1997 to 2021. A member of the Republican Party, Roberts served 8 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, from 1981 to 1997, before his election to the Senate.

  26. Kenji Fujimori

    Kenji Fujimori
    Born in
    Peru Flag Peru
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Kenji Gerardo Fujimori Higuchi is a Peruvian businessman, Fujimorist politician and a former congressman representing Lima from 2011 until he was suspended from congressional duty in June 2018 in aftermath of the Kenjivideos scandal. He is the son of former President Alberto Fujimori and former First Lady and congresswoman Susana Higuchi. He has three siblings: Hiro Alberto, Sachi Marcela and Keiko Fujimori. In the 2011 elections, he ran for Congress in the constituency of Lima, under the Force 2011, a political party led by his sister Keiko, being the most voted congressman in 2011. In the 2016 elections, he was re-elected for a second term to Congress, once again representing the same constituency, under the Popular Force, as he received a high number of votes and being the most voted congressman in 2016. In June 2018, following the "Kenjivideos" scandal, Congress suspended Kenji and two other congressmen of his party for allegations of crimes of influence peddling and bribery.

  27. Curtis Hughes

    Curtis Hughes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1964-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    professional wrestler
    Biography

    Curtis Hughes is an American professional wrestler, better known under the ring name Mr. Hughes. He is best known for his stints in World Championship Wrestling and the World Wrestling Federation. He also worked on TV for the American Wrestling Association, the American Wrestling Federation and Extreme Championship Wrestling. He trained wrestlers at WWA4 wrestling school for more than ten years and wrestles on the independent circuit.

  28. Steve Grogan

    Steve Grogan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Steven James Grogan is a former football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for sixteen seasons with the New England Patriots. He played college football at Kansas State University and was selected by the Patriots in the fifth round of the 1975 NFL Draft.

  29. Vernon L. Smith

    Vernon L. Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-.. (age 95)
    Occupations
    economistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Vernon Lomax Smith is an American economist and professor of business economics and law at Chapman University. He is formerly a professor of economics at the University of Arizona, professor of economics and law at George Mason University, and a board member of the Mercatus Center. Along with Daniel Kahneman, Smith shared the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to behavioral economics and his work in the field of experimental economics. He worked to establish 'laboratory experiments as a tool in empirical economic analysis, especially in the study of alternative market mechanisms'.

  30. Bud Adams

    Bud Adams
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-2013 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    businesspersonbasketball coach
    Biography

    Kenneth Stanley "Bud" Adams, Jr. was an American businessman who was the founder and owner of the Tennessee Titans, a National Football League franchise. A member of the Cherokee Nation who originally made his fortune in the petroleum business, Adams was chairman and CEO of Adams Resources & Energy Inc., a wholesale supplier of oil and natural gas. He was instrumental in the founding and establishment of the former American Football League. Adams became a charter AFL owner with the establishment of the current Titans franchise, which was originally known as the Houston Oilers. He was the senior owner (by time) with his team in the National Football League, a few months ahead of Buffalo Bills' owner Ralph Wilson. Adams also was one of the owners of the Houston Mavericks of the American Basketball Association and the owner of the second Nashville Kats franchise of the Arena Football League. He was elected to the American Football League Hall of Fame, an online site, but as of 2018 is not a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, despite several nominations and an ongoing effort to make him such.

  31. Rolando Blackman

    Rolando Blackman
    Born in
    Panama Flag Panama
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Rolando Antonio Blackman is a Panamanian-American former professional basketball player. He was a four-time NBA All-Star who spent most of his career with the Dallas Mavericks.

  32. Thomas Frank

    Thomas Frank
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    historianjournalist
    Biography

    Thomas Carr Frank is an American political analyst, historian, and journalist. He co-founded and edited The Baffler magazine. Frank is the author of the books What's the Matter with Kansas? (2004) and Listen, Liberal (2016), among others. From 2008 to 2010 he wrote "The Tilting Yard", a column in The Wall Street Journal.

  33. Rodney McGruder

    Rodney McGruder
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1991-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Rodney Christian McGruder is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Kansas State Wildcats.

  34. Francisco Santos Calderón

    Francisco Santos Calderón
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politicianhuman rights activistjournalist
    Biography

    Francisco Santos Calderón, also known as Pacho Santos, is a Colombian politician and journalist. Santos was elected as Álvaro Uribe's running mate and became Vice President in 2002. Santos was re-elected in 2006 for a second term with President Uribe. His great-uncle Eduardo Santos was President of Colombia from 1938 to 1942 and the succeeding president of Colombia (Juan Manuel Santos) is his cousin. He is currently serving as Ambassador of Colombia to the United States. He presented his credentials to president Donald Trump on 17 September 2018.

  35. Sara Paretsky

    Sara Paretsky
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    crime writerwriternovelist
    Biography

    Sara Paretsky is an American author of detective fiction, best known for her novels focused on the protagonist V. I. Warshawski.

  36. Jeff Colyer

    Jeff Colyer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyersurgeon
    Biography

    Jeffrey William Colyer is an American surgeon and politician who served as the 47th governor of Kansas from January 31, 2018 to January 14, 2019. A member of the Republican Party, he was the 49th lieutenant governor of Kansas from 2011 to 2018. Colyer served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 2007 to 2009 and the Kansas Senate from 2009 to 2011. He assumed the governorship when Sam Brownback resigned to become United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. Colyer ran for a full term as governor in 2018, but narrowly lost the Republican primary to Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach, who in turn lost the general election to Democratic nominee Laura Kelly.

  37. Richard Bowman Myers

    Richard Bowman Myers
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Enrolled in Kansas State University
    In 1965 graduated with Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering
    Occupations
    air force officer
    Biography

    Richard Bowman Myers is a retired four-star general in the United States Air Force who served as the 15th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As chairman, Myers was the highest ranking uniformed officer of the United States military forces. He also served as the 14th president of Kansas State University from 2016-2022.

  38. Robert L. Caslen

    Robert L. Caslen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Robert Louis Caslen Jr. is a retired United States Army officer who served as the 59th superintendent of West Point from 2013 until 2018 and as the 29th president of the University of South Carolina from July 2019 until May 2021. Between January and May 2019, Caslen was senior counsel to the president and interim chief financial officer at the University of Central Florida. On July 19, 2019, the Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina elected him as the school's 29th president, a position he assumed on August 1, 2019. Caslen also served as HigherEchelon's Special Advisor on Executive Leadership and Character Development. He resigned as President at South Carolina on May 12, 2021.

  39. Jacob Pullen

    Jacob Pullen
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Jacob Everse Pullen is an American-Georgian professional basketball player for KK Cedevita Olimpija in the top tier Slovenian Basketball League. He played for the Kansas State Wildcats. Pullen has both American and Georgian citizenship, and has played for the Georgian national team.

  40. Bill Walker

    Bill Walker
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1987-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    William Henry Walker is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Previously known as Bill Walker, the 6-foot-6-inch-tall (1.98 m) player was selected out of Kansas State University by the Washington Wizards with the 47th overall pick in the second round of the 2008 NBA draft and traded shortly thereafter to the Boston Celtics in exchange for cash considerations.

  41. Joseph Boakai

    Joseph Boakai
    Born in
    Liberia Flag Liberia
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Joseph Nyumah Boakai is a Liberian politician who served as Vice President of Liberia from 2006 to 2018, serving under President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Previously, he served as Minister of Agriculture from 1983 to 1985.

  42. Jane Dee Hull

    Jane Dee Hull
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1935-2020 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jane Dee Hull was an American politician and educator. In 1997, she ascended to the office of governor of Arizona following the resignation of Fife Symington, becoming the state's 20th governor. Hull was elected in her own right the following year, and served until 2003. Hull was the first woman formally elected as Governor of Arizona, and the second woman to serve in the office after Rose Mofford. She was a member of the Republican Party.

  43. Dean Wade

    Dean Wade
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Dean Jackson Wade is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Kansas State Wildcats.

  44. Michael Bishop

    Michael Bishop
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    American football playerbaseball playerCanadian football player
    Biography

    Michael Paul Bishop is a former gridiron football quarterback. He was drafted in the seventh round (227th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots.

  45. Bill Guthridge

    Bill Guthridge
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-2015 (aged 78)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    William Wallace Guthridge was an American college basketball coach. Guthridge initially gained recognition after serving for thirty years as Dean Smith's assistant at the University of North Carolina and summing many wins as a result. Following Smith's retirement in 1997, Guthridge was head coach of the Tar Heels for three seasons. He took the team to the NCAA Final Four twice and was named national coach of the year in 1998, before retiring in 2000.

  46. Peter Ruckman

    Peter Ruckman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1921-2016 (aged 95)
    Occupations
    pastordisc jockey
    Biography

    Peter Sturges Ruckman was an American Independent Fundamental Baptist pastor, author, and founder of the Pensacola Bible Institute in Pensacola, Florida (not to be confused with the Pensacola Christian College in the same city).

  47. Cody Whitehair

    Cody Whitehair
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Cody Michael Whitehair is an American football offensive guard for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kansas State University.

  48. Charles T. Payne

    Charles T. Payne
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1925-2014 (aged 89)
    Occupations
    librarianmilitary personnel
    Biography

    Charles Thomas Payne was an American veteran who served in the U.S. military during World War II as a member of the U.S. Army's 89th Infantry Division that liberated Ohrdruf, a sub-camp of the Buchenwald concentration camp when he was age 20. A brother of Madelyn Lee Payne Dunham, Payne was former President Barack Obama's great uncle and was mentioned in Obama's speeches, including the one given in 2009 commemorating the anniversary of D-Day.

  49. Lynn Jenkins

    Lynn Jenkins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Enrolled in Kansas State University
    In 1985 graduated with associate degree
    Occupations
    politicianaccountant
    Biography

    Lynn Haag Jenkins is an American politician and lobbyist who served as the U.S. representative for Kansas's 2nd congressional district, in office from 2009 to 2019. She previously served as Kansas State Treasurer from 2003 to 2008, in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1999 to 2000 and the Kansas Senate from 2000 to 2002. She is a member of the Republican Party.

  50. Marlin Fitzwater

    Marlin Fitzwater
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1942-.. (age 80)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Max Marlin Fitzwater is an American writer-journalist who served as White House Press Secretary for six years under U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, making him one of the longest-serving press secretaries in history. He is the only U.S. Press Secretary to be appointed by two different U.S. Presidents (Stephen Early and Pierre Salinger served as transition press secretaries for a few weeks and a few months, respectively).

  51. Wesley Iwundu

    Wesley Iwundu
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1994-.. (age 28)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Wesley Deshawn Iwundu is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Cleveland Charge of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for Kansas State University.

  52. Milton Stover Eisenhower

    Milton Stover Eisenhower
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1899-1985 (aged 86)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Milton Stover Eisenhower was an American academic administrator. He served as president of three major American universities: Kansas State University, Pennsylvania State University, and Johns Hopkins University. He was the younger brother of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

  53. Bob Boozer

    Bob Boozer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-2012 (aged 75)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Robert Louis Boozer was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). Boozer won a gold medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics and won an NBA Championship as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks in 1971. Boozer was a member of the 1960 U.S. Olympic team, which was inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a unit in 2010.

  54. Dominique Sutton

    Dominique Sutton
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1986-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Dominique Leondres Sutton is an American basketball player who last played for the Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Sutton played college basketball for Kansas State University and North Carolina Central University.

  55. John Jacob Rhodes

    John Jacob Rhodes
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1916-2003 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    John Jacob Rhodes Jr. was an American lawyer and politician. A member of the Republican Party, Rhodes was elected as a U.S. Representative from the state of Arizona. He was the Minority Leader in the House 1973–81, where he pressed a conservative agenda.

  56. Theresa Vail

    Theresa Vail
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    radio personality
    Biography

    Theresa Marie Vail is Miss Kansas 2013. She subsequently placed in the top ten of the Miss America 2014 pageant, where she became the first contestant to openly display tattoos (during the swimsuit competition) and won the "America's Choice" award. Vail later hosted programs for the Outdoor Channel.

  57. Dalton Risner

    Dalton Risner
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Dalton Risner is an American football offensive guard for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Kansas State.

  58. Dana Dimel

    Dana Dimel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    head coach
    Biography

    Dana August Dimel is an American football coach and former player. He is the current head coach at the University of Texas El Paso. Previously he was the co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach at Kansas State University from 2009–2017. Dimel has also coached at the University of Arizona and served as the head football coach at the University of Wyoming from 1997 to 1999 and at the University of Houston from 2000 to 2002, compiling a career college football record of 30–39.

  59. David Fairchild

    David Fairchild
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1869-1954 (aged 85)
    Occupations
    writerbotanistexplorer
    Biography

    David Grandison Fairchild was an American botanist and plant explorer. Fairchild was responsible for the introduction of more than 200,000 exotic plants and varieties of established crops into the United States, including soybeans, pistachios, mangos, nectarines, dates, bamboos, and flowering cherries. Certain varieties of wheat, cotton, and rice became especially economically important.

  60. Cynthia Carroll

    Cynthia Carroll
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    business executivegeologist
    Biography

    Cynthia Blum Carroll is a British businesswoman. She was the chief executive officer of Anglo American PLC, a South African mining company, which, among other things, is the world's largest platinum producer.

  61. Austra Skujytė

    Austra Skujytė
    Born in
    Lithuania Flag Lithuania
    Years
    1979-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Austra Skujytė is a retired Lithuanian athlete, competing in both the heptathlon and the decathlon. On 15 April 2005 in Columbia, Missouri, she broke the women's decathlon world record, with a score of 8358. She is the 2004 Olympic silver medalist and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist in the heptathlon. The later medal was allocated retrospectively following the disqualification in 2016 of original medalist Tatyana Chernova for historic doping offences.

  62. Tracey Mann

    Tracey Mann
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1976-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tracey Robert Mann is an American businessman and politician who has served as the U.S. representative from Kansas's 1st congressional district since 2021. The district, popularly known as "the Big First," includes parts of 63 counties in central and western Kansas and is the seventh-largest district in the nation that does not cover an entire state.

  63. Steve Physioc

    Steve Physioc
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    sports journalist
    Biography

    Steve Physioc is an American sportscaster who has called play-by-play for various baseball, basketball, and football teams.

  64. Carla Provost

    Carla Provost
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    officiallaw enforcement officer
    Biography

    Carla L. Provost is a retired American government official who served as the Chief of the United States Border Patrol from August 2018 through January 2020. She was the first woman to serve as Chief of the Border Patrol, a career law enforcement position. Provost held numerous positions during her 25-year career in the Border Patrol, including serving as Deputy Chief beginning in October 2016, and Acting Chief from April 2017 until her promotion in August 2018.

  65. Nick Martini

    Nick Martini
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1990-.. (age 32)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Nicholas Scott Martini is an American professional baseball outfielder for the NC Dinos of the KBO League. He previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, and Chicago Cubs.

  66. Ángel Rodríguez

    Ángel Rodríguez
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1992-.. (age 30)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Ángel Daniel Rodríguez Tricoche is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player for Vaqueros de Bayamón of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional (BSN). He played college basketball for Kansas State University and the University of Miami.

  67. Gail Gregg

    Gail Gregg
    Occupations
    painterphotographer
    Biography

    Gail Gregg is an American artist, photographer, and journalist, based in New York City.

  68. Marri Shashidhar Reddy

    Marri Shashidhar Reddy
    Born in
    India Flag India
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Marri Shashidhar Reddy 24 August 1949 is an Indian Politician. He has been active both at the state level and national level politics in India.He was elected as a MLA for four times from Sanathnagar.First time he contested in by-polls in 1992.And he was elected again three times(1994,2004,2009) from the same constituency.

  69. James Harbord

    James Harbord
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1866-1947 (aged 81)
    Occupations
    military officerbusinessperson
    Biography

    Lieutenant General James Guthrie Harbord was a senior officer of the United States Army and president and chairman of the board of RCA.

  70. Cartier Martin

    Cartier Martin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Cartier Alexander Martin is an American former professional basketball player who played seven seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Kansas State.

  71. Mitch Holthus

    Mitch Holthus
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    sports commentator
    Biography

    Mitchell G. Holthus, is the play-by-play announcer for the Kansas City Chiefs and a college basketball announcer for ESPN. Additionally, he hosts "Chiefs Insider". He also hosts "Chiefs Live" on kcchiefs.com, with Kendall Gammon.

  72. John W. Carlin

    John W. Carlin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1940-.. (age 82)
    Occupations
    archivistuniversity teacherpolitician
    Biography

    John William Carlin is an American educator and politician who served as the 40th Governor of Kansas from 1979 to 1987, and the Archivist of the United States from May 30, 1995, to February 15, 2005. He teaches at Kansas State University as a visiting professor and previously operated a website to advance civic engagement. Carlin is also a member of the ReFormers Caucus of Issue One.

  73. Frank Carlson

    Frank Carlson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1893-1987 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Frank Carlson was an American politician who served as the 30th Governor of Kansas, Kansas State Representative, United States Representative, and United States Senator from Kansas. Carlson is the only Kansan to have held all four offices. His political career spanned 40 years, beginning in November 1928 and ending in January 1969.

  74. Theresa Sparks

    Theresa Sparks
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    politicianengineer
    Biography

    Theresa Sparks is an American woman, and is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission and was a candidate for San Francisco Supervisor for District 6 in the November 2010 election. She is a former president of the San Francisco Police Commission and former CEO of Good Vibrations. She is also one of San Francisco's most famous transgender women and was a Grand Marshal in the 2008 San Francisco Pride Parade.

  75. Taylor Mali

    Taylor Mali
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    voice actorteacherpoet
    Biography

    Taylor McDowell Mali is an American slam poet, humorist, teacher, and voiceover artist.

  76. Craig Bolerjack

    Craig Bolerjack
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    sports commentator
    Biography

    Kyle Craig Bolerjack is an American sportscaster. He is currently calling Utah Jazz telecasts on AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain with Thurl Bailey. He also calls games for CBS, ESPN, and CBS College Sports Network in a national broadcasting career that dates back to the late 1990s.

  77. Jeremiah Massey

    Jeremiah Massey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    association football playerbasketball player
    Biography

    Jeremiah Massey is an American-born naturalized Macedonian professional basketball player who last played Ciclista Olímpico of the Liga Nacional de Básquet. Standing at 6 ft 7 1⁄2 in (2.02 m), he plays the power forward position.

  78. Leanne Caret

    Leanne Caret
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    business executive
    Biography

    Leanne Caret is an American businesswoman, an executive vice president of Boeing, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS), and serves on the United Service Organizations (USO) board of governors.

  79. Eric Wolford

    Eric Wolford
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    coach
    Biography

    Eric Wolford is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive line coach at the University of Alabama. Wolford previously served as the offensive line coach at the University of Kentucky in 2021. He was the head football coach at Youngstown State University from 2010 to 2014. After a 3–8 mark in his first season, the Penguins compiled a 28–18 mark over his final four campaigns, were ranked in the top-10 three times, and broke 32 school records during his tenure. Highlights included a 2012 win over 2012 Pittsburgh Panthers football team—the first win over a BCS team in school history, and a 2011 win over top-ranked North Dakota State.

  80. Jim Geringer

    Jim Geringer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    military officerpolitician
    Biography

    James Edward Geringer is an American politician who was the 30th Governor of Wyoming, serving from 1995 to 2003.

  81. Gary E. Luck

    Gary E. Luck
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1937-.. (age 85)
    Occupations
    military personnel
    Biography

    Gary Edward Luck is a retired four-star general of the United States Army. Following his retirement, he was a senior advisor to the United States Joint Forces Command prior to that command's inactivation. He is currently a Senior Fellow for the National Defense University in support of the Pinnacle, Capstone, and Keystone programs.

  82. G. P. "Bud" Peterson

    G. P. "Bud" Peterson
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    George P. "Bud" Peterson is the former president of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Peterson is a graduate of Kansas State University, where he earned B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics and an M.S. in Engineering, and Texas A&M University, where he earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. On Jan. 7, 2019, Peterson announced his upcoming retirement from Georgia Tech, effective summer of 2019. His successor, Ángel Cabrera, assumed the office Sept. 1, 2019, after serving for seven years as president of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. In September 2019, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to name Peterson President Emeritus and Regents Professor of Mechanical Engineering for the standard three-year term. The Board of Regents also awarded him tenure.

  83. Charles Hazelius Sternberg

    Charles Hazelius Sternberg
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1850-1943 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    paleontologist
    Biography

    Charles Hazelius Sternberg was an American fossil collector and paleontologist. He was active in both fields from 1876 to 1928, and collected fossils for Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel C. Marsh, and for the British Museum, the San Diego Natural History Museum and other museums.

  84. Joseph W. Kennedy

    Joseph W. Kennedy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1916-1957 (aged 41)
    Occupations
    physicist
    Biography

    Joseph William Kennedy was an American chemist who was a co-discoverer of plutonium, along with Glenn T. Seaborg, Edwin McMillan and Arthur Wahl. During World War II he was head of the CM (Chemistry and Metallurgy) Division at the Manhattan Project's Los Alamos Laboratory, where he oversaw research onto the chemistry and metallurgy of uranium and plutonium. After the war, he was recruited as a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, where he is credited with transforming a university primarily concerned with undergraduate teaching into one that also boasts strong graduate and research programs. He died of cancer of the stomach at the age of 40.

  85. Mike Hayden

    Mike Hayden
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1944-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    John Michael Hayden is a retired American politician and veteran who served as the 41st Governor of Kansas. He subsequently served as the Secretary of the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Department under Kansas governors Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson.

  86. Donald M. Campbell, Jr

    Donald M. Campbell, Jr
    Years
    20th Century
    Biography

    Lieutenant General Donald M. Campbell Jr. is a retired United States Army lieutenant general who served as the commanding general of United States Army Europe. He commanded the United States Army Europe from December 1, 2012 to November 6, 2014.

  87. Howie Shannon

    Howie Shannon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1923-1995 (aged 72)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Howard Shannon was an American basketball player and coach. He played professionally in the Basketball Association of America (BAA) and the early years of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He later coached at the high school and college levels.

  88. Geraldine L. Richmond

    Geraldine L. Richmond
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    chemistresearcherphysicistuniversity teacherscience writer
    Biography

    Geraldine Lee Richmond is an American chemist and physical chemist who is serving as the Under Secretary of Energy for Science in the US Department of Energy. Richmond was confirmed to her DOE role by the United States Senate on November 5, 2021. Richmond is the Presidential Chair in Science and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon (UO). She conducts fundamental research to understand the chemistry and physics of complex surfaces and interfaces. These understandings are most relevant to energy production, atmospheric chemistry and remediation of the environment. Throughout her career she has worked to increase the number and success of women scientists in the U.S. and in many developing countries in Africa, Asia and South America. Richmond has served as president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and she received the 2013 National Medal of Science.

  89. Dick Nichols

    Dick Nichols
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1926-2019 (aged 93)
    Occupations
    bankerpolitician
    Biography

    Richard Dale Nichols was an American banker and politician who served one-term as the U.S. representative from Kansas's 5th congressional district.

  90. Alwyn Howard Gentry

    Alwyn Howard Gentry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1945-1993 (aged 48)
    Occupations
    curatorbotanist
    Biography

    Alwyn Howard Gentry was an American botanist and plant collector, who made major contributions to the understanding of the vegetation of tropical forests.

  91. Alexander Wetmore

    Alexander Wetmore
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1886-1978 (aged 92)
    Occupations
    ornithologistpaleontologistzoologist
    Biography

    Frank Alexander Wetmore was an American ornithologist and avian paleontologist. He was the sixth Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution.

  92. Akela Jones

    Akela Jones
    Born in
    Barbados Flag Barbados
    Years
    1995-.. (age 27)
    Occupations
    athletics competitor
    Biography

    Akela Jones is a Barbadian track and field athlete who holds Barbadian records in the women's heptathlon, pentathlon, long jump and high jump. She won gold in the long jump at the 2014 World Junior Championships. In 2015, she was NCAA champion in the heptathlon and won bronze in the high jump at the Pan American Games.

  93. Sheahon Zenger

    Sheahon Zenger
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    head coach
    Biography

    Sheahon Jay Zenger is an American university sports administrator and former assistant American football coach. Zenger currently serves as the athletic director at the University of New Haven. He previously was fired from his role as the athletic director at the University of Kansas in 2018 where he had served since 2011, and Illinois State University.

  94. Lance Harris

    Lance Harris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    basketball coachbasketball player
    Biography

    Lance Harris is a former American professional basketball player currently working as an assistant coach for the Long Island Nets of the NBA G League.

  95. Barry Brown Jr

    Barry Brown Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1996-.. (age 26)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Barry Gerard Brown Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). He played college basketball for the Kansas State Wildcats.

  96. Samuel Wendell Williston

    Samuel Wendell Williston
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1851-1918 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    entomologistpaleontologistzoologistillustratoruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Samuel Wendell Williston was an American educator, entomologist, and paleontologist who was the first to propose that birds developed flight cursorially (by running), rather than arboreally (by leaping from tree to tree). He was a specialist on the flies, Diptera.

  97. Monty Beisel

    Monty Beisel
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    American football player
    Biography

    Monty Gene Beisel is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State.

  98. Ted Power

    Ted Power
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    baseball player
    Biography

    Ted Henry Power is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher and a minor league baseball coach. During a 13-year career in the major leagues, he pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1981–1982), Cincinnati Reds (1983–1987, 1991), Kansas City Royals (1988), Detroit Tigers (1988), St. Louis Cardinals (1989), Pittsburgh Pirates (1990), Cleveland Indians (1992–93), and the Seattle Mariners (1993).

  99. Michael Wesch

    Michael Wesch
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    anthropologist
    Biography

    Michael Lee Wesch is Professor of Cultural Anthropology and a University Distinguished Teaching Scholar at Kansas State University. Wesch's work also includes media ecology and the emerging field of digital ethnography, where he studies the effect of new media on human interaction.

  100. Jordan Henriquez

    Jordan Henriquez
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1989-.. (age 33)
    Occupations
    basketball player
    Biography

    Jordan Henriquez-Roberts is an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball for Kansas State University.