Dan D'Antoni, professional NBA assistant coach, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns; member Marshall Hall of Fame, and as point guard led Herd to back-to-back NIT appearances in 1967 and 1968, advancing to "Final Four" with wins over Villanova and Nebraska in '67. Current MU head coach.
Tyler Wilkerson, professional basketball, Israel, 2011–12; NBADL, Austin Toros. 2012-13; finished with 657 rebounds (16th all-time) and 1,038 points (38th all-time) at Marshall University, and helped Herd to back-to-back CIT berths, the Herd's first post-season action since 1988.
Ahmad Bradshaw, NFL running back, New York Giants, Super Bowl champs for 2007 and 2011, cut in winter of 2013 and free agent, due to salary cap restrictions on Giants, also surgery on ankle this off-season.He was picked up by the Indianapolis Colts in the offseason of 2013.
Omar Brown, NFL safety, 2012 Baltimore Ravens, Super Bowl Championship.
Frank Gatski, Pro Football Hall of Fame (inducted 1985), Canton, Ohio; Center/linebacker for Cleveland Browns 1946-56, Detroit Lions 1957; Won eight championships in 11 title games over 12 seasons in the NFL and AAFC, most ever by any position (non-kicker) player, Marshall Hall of Fame, West Virginia Sportswriters Hall of Fame
Albert McClellan, NFL linebacker, Baltimore Ravens 2010-12, won Super Bowl championship 2012; Conference USA Defensive Player of Year in 2007, led Herd to win in 2009 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl over Ohio University, 21-17.
Randy Moss, Five-time Pro Bowl receiver. Holds the single-season record for receiving touchdowns by a rookie with 17; also holds the single-season record for receiving touchdown with 23. Moss is second all-time in receiving TD's with 156, trailing only Jerry Rice. He is currently listed as a free agent.New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings (two-times), Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers in 2012 (making second trip to Super Bowl, 0-for-2/also Pats in 2007), and Marshall Hall of Fame
Chad Pennington, former NFL quarterback, Miami Dolphins and New York Jets, 2000-2010 (first round, #12 pick); FOX NFL analyst, 2012; Marshall Hall of Fame; led 1995 Herd to I-AA finals as true frosh; then led MU to Mid-American Conference titles in 1997-98-99, Motor City Bowls in 1997-98-99, to No. 25 ranking (The Sporting News) in 1998 with 12-1 mark, then to No. 10 rankings in Associated Press, USA Today and The Sporting News final polls for I-A football with 13-0 mark in 1999, knocking off No. 25 BYU in MCB III.
Tony Petersen, college football coach-offensive coordinator, Louisiana Tech, 2013; co-offensive coordinator, qb coach and assoc. head coach, Marshall University, 2010–12; also coached at Marshall, 1991-2000; Marshall Hall of Fame; quarterbacked Herd to I-AA National Finals for first time, falling to University of Louisiana-Monroe, 43-42, in championship game in a school-record 10-win season in 1987, then saved three games (setting MU record) in 1988, winning Southern Conference Athlete of the Year honors.
Lea Ann Parsley, Olympic silver medalist (Skeleton), 2002 Salt Lake City Games, Marshall Hall of Fame (track & field and basketball); lettered four times in basketball and track each as student-athlete.