List of Florida State University people
This list of Florida State University people includes notable alumni, professors and administrators affiliated with Florida State University, and famous athletes. In addition, this list contains information about the presidents of this institution.
- 1 Notable alumni or attendees
- 1.1 Presidents of universities and colleges
- 1.2 Science, space, academia, and math
- 1.3 Arts, literature, humanities, and entertainment
- 1.4 International, federal, and state policy makers
- 1.5 Law
- 1.6 Business executives
- 1.7 Rhodes Scholars
- 1.8 Heisman Trophy winners
- 2 Notable faculty and staff
- 3 Athletes
- 4 References
Notable alumni or attendees
This list of Florida State University alumni includes graduates, non-graduate former students and current students of Florida State University.
Presidents of universities and colleges
|Lawrence G. Abele||Former Provost of Florida State University|||
|J. David Armstrong||Former Chancellor of the Florida Community Colleges System, and current President of Broward Community College|||
|Debra D. Austin||Former Chancellor of the State University System of Florida and former Provost of FAMU|||
|Gordon C. Bond||Former Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Auburn University|||
|Todd Britsch||Former Vice President at Brigham Young University, and currently emeritus professor of humanities|||
|Jered Carr||Current Director of the L.P. Cookingham Institute of Urban Affairs|||
|Thomas A. Desjardin||Current Commissioner of Education for the State of Maine|
|Steve Edwards||Former Deputy Provost of Florida State University|||
|Marc H. Ellis||Current Director of Jewish Studies at Baylor University|||
|Leonard Erickson||Current Deputy Director of the Indiana University Cancer Center|||
|Dwight Gustafson||Former Dean of Fine Arts at Bob Jones University|||
|Patrick C. Kennell||Current Director of the Center for Intensive English Studies at Florida State University|||
|Hilal Khashan||Current Administrator at the American University of Beirut|||
|Aquila Berlas Kiani||Former President of the Pakistan Federation of University Women|||
|Stephen MacNamara||Current Vice President at Florida State University|||
|Robert Millet||Current Emeritus Dean of Religious Education at Brigham Young University|||
|William L. Proctor||Former Athletic Director for Florida State University|||
|James C. Renick||Current Vice President for the American Council on Education|||
|Xavier Serra||Founder and Director of the Music Technology Group at the Pompeu Fabra University|||
|Betty Siegel||Former President of the University System of Georgia|||
|Dale Thorn||Ph.D. from FSU in higher education administration; vice president of academic affairs at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana; associate commissioner for higher education for the Louisiana Board of Regents, journalism professor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge|||
Science, space, academia, and math
|Brent A. Barlow||Former professor at Brigham Young University and author|||
|Eric J. Barron||Former director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado and former Dean of the College of Geosciences at the University of Texas-Austin|||
|Justin Brown||Professional aquanaut with the University of North Carolina Wilmington|||
|Antonio Busalacchi, Jr.||Current Chairman of World Climate Research Programme and a committee for the National Academy of Science, professor at the University of Maryland|||
|Suzy Covey||Pioneer in XML encoding, and librarian emerita at the George A. Smathers Libraries|||
|Joseph W. Cullen||Former Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute in Washington, D.C.|||
|Sylvia Earle||Former chief scientist for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration|||
|Mostafa El-Sayed||Current Julius Brown Chair and Regents Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Georgia Institute of Technology; Member of the National Academy of Sciences|||
|Marc H. Ellis||Theologian and philosopher|||
|Leonard Erickson||Deputy Director of the Indiana University Cancer Center, and professor at IUPUI|||
|Jaime Escalante||Former Bolivian educator|||
|Carolyn S. Griner||Former Director of the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center|||
|Robert A. Holton||Scientist who created Taxol, current professor at Florida State University|||
|Yun-Hwa Peggy Hsieh||Food scientist and fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists|||
|Mujaddid Ahmed Ijaz||Experimental physicist, early pioneer in developing Pakistan's nuclear deterrence program|||
|Dan Jones||Professor of English studies at University of Central Florida|||
|Jesse Lee Kercheval||Academic and writer, and on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin–Madison|||
|Margaret Keyes||Scholar in heritage conservation|||
|Hilal Khashan||Professor of Political Science at the American University of Beirut|||
|Jim Kuypers||Communications expert, professor at Virginia Tech|||
|William Leap||Anthropologist and professor at American University|||
|Deborah Mash||Professor of neurology, and Director of the Brain Endowment Bank at the University of Miami|||
|Charles T. Meide||Underwater and maritime archaeologist|||
|Jason Moore||Translational bioinformatics scientist and human geneticist|||
|Anthony Nicholls||English physicist|||
|Harold O'Neil||Experimental psychologist, and currently a professor at the University of Southern California|||
|Orrin H. Pilkey||Geologist, and Professor Emeritus at Duke University|||
|Alan R. Price||Former Associate Director for Investigative Oversight for the National Institute of Health|||
|Thomas S. Ray||Ecologist who created and developed the Tierra project, a computer simulation of artificial life|||
|Dušan Repovš||Slovenian mathematician, Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia for Science|||
|Matthew Barnett Robinson||Criminologist|||
|Landon T. Ross||Environmental biologist|||
|Anne Rudloe||Marine biologist, writer, environmentalist, cofounder of Gulf Specimen Marine Laboratory Environmental Law Institute National Wetlands Award Winner|||
|James A. Shymansky||Science educator|||
|Dewey Smith||Professional aquanaut and underwater diver|||
|Gregg Steinberg||Sports psychologist|||
|Nyayapathi Swamy||Mathematical physicist|||
|Maria Zemankova||Computer scientist, created the theory of Fuzzy Relational Database System, recipient of the SIGMOD Contributions Award|||
|Winston Scott||Former NASA astronaut|||
|Norman Thagard||Former NASA astronaut and currently a tenured professor of engineering at Florida State University|||
|Stephanie Abrams||Meteorologist, The Weather Channel|||
|Neil Frank||Former Director of the National Hurricane Center|||
|Stanley Goldenberg||Current meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration|||
|Thomas Grazulis||Meteorologist, worked for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission|||
|Janice Huff||Meteorologist, currently works for WNBC, and the Today Show|||
|Rich Johnson||Meteorologist, The Weather Channel and Fox 5 Atlanta|||
|Richard Knabb||Current Director of the National Hurricane Center|||
|Roy Leep||Meteorologist, worked for WTVT|||
|Jennifer Lopez||Meteorologist, currently works for The Weather Channel|||
|Max Mayfield||Former Director of the National Hurricane Center|||
|Bryan Norcross||Meteorologist, currently a hurricane specialist for The Weather Channel|||
|Bill Proenza||Former Director of the National Hurricane Center and current Director of the National Weather Service's Southern Region|||
|Dallas Raines||Meteorologist, currently works for KABC-TV|||
|George Winterling||Former meteorologist with WJXT|||
Arts, literature, humanities, and entertainment
|Josephine Abady||Director and producer|||
|Lily Afshar||First woman to receive a Doctorate of Music in guitar performance, and musician|||
|Cristian Amigo||Chilean composer, guitarist, and ethnomusicologist|||
|Cathy Areu||Founder, publisher, Catalina magazine|||
|Alan Ball||Screenwriter and creator of Six Feet Under, True Blood, American Beauty|||
|Doug Bandow||Former columnist and fellow for the Cato Institute|||
|Michael Berenbaum||Writer and former Professor of Theology|||
|Matt Bondurant||(PhD) Writer, The Wettest County in the World|||
|Ricou Browning||Film director, actor, producer and underwater cinematographer|||
|Anthony J. Bryant||Author and editor|||
|Christopher Buehlman||Playwright, poet and comedian|||
|Lela E. Buis||Author, poet and playwright|||
|Jesse Bullington||Author, Enterprise of Death, Sad Tale of the Brothers Grossbart|||
|Jessica Burkhart||Author, Canterwood Crest|||
|Valorie Burton||Writer, Listen to Your Life, What's Really Holding You Back?, Rich Minds, Rich Rewards|||
|Brigitte Byrd||French-born poet and author|
|Khari Cain||Record producer, engineer and composer|
|Kat Candler||Award-winning independent filmmaker|
|Virginia Spencer Carr||Biographer, professor at Georgia State University|
|Sandra M. Castillo||Poet|
|John Cernuto||Professional poker player|
|Matt Chapman||Co-creator of Homestar Runner|
|Colleen Clinkenbeard||Director, writer, and producer for the English-language dub of Fullmetal Alchemist|
|Leslie Cochran||Peace activist|
|Steven Conrad||Screenwriter, The Pursuit of Happyness|
|John Crawford||Author of the Iraq War memoir The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell|
|William A. Dawson||Coach who was portrayed by Matthew Fox in the film We Are Marshall|
|Thomas A. Desjardin||Historian and author|
|Dimitri Diatchenko||Actor and musician|
|Ricardo Dominguez||Professor and electronic activist|
|Wayne Flynt||Writer, historian, and professor emeritus at Auburn University|
|Luis Fonsi||Puerto Rican singer, composer and soap opera actor|
|Alyson Fox||Artist and illustrator|
|Ron J. Friedman||Writer, films Brother Bear, Chicken Little, and Open Season|
|Jeff Galloway||Author and Olympian|
|Memphis Garrett||Runner-up in Big Brother 10|
|Charles Ghigna||Children's author and poet|
|Juan Gutiérrez||Colombian author|
|Courtney Hansen||Syndicated columnist, TV personality, and model|
|Allan Havey||HBO stand-up comic and host|
|Masumi Hayaski||Photographer and Fulbright fellow|
|John Earl Haynes||Historian, specializing in American communist and anti-communist movements|
|Rebecca Hazelton||Award-winning poet, editor, and critic|
|Ron Hazelton||Home improvement television personality|
|Lex Hester||Consolidation architect, former chief administrative officer in Orlando, Broward County and Jacksonville|
|Dayle Hinman||Criminal profiler|
|Skip Horack||Writer, professor at Stanford University|
|Barry Horowitz||Former wrestler with the World Wrestling Federation and World Championship Wrestling|
|Anne Hull||National staff writer for the Washington Post|
|James F. Hutchinson||Painter, member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame|
|Barry Jenkins||Film director, known for Medicine for Melancholy and Moonlight|
|Adam Johnson||Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and short story writer, The Orphan Master's Son|
|Stephen Graham Jones||Author of experimental fiction, horror fiction, crime fiction, and science fiction|
|Danny Kanell||Currently the host of ESPNU's late-night sports and humor show UNITE, and former professional football player with the NFL|
|Fiona Kelleghan||Science fiction scholar|
|Kevin Kelly||Professional wrestling manager, pundit, sportscaster and ring announcer|
|Jesse Lee Kercheval||Academic and writer|
|Margaret Keyes||Nationally recognized leader in the field of heritage conservation|
|Jonathan King||Producer and Vice President for Focus Features, Dreamgirls, I, Robot, and Finding Forrester|
|Bert Kreischer||Stand-up comedian and television host; real-life inspiration for the movie Van Wilder|
|Arthur Kurzweil||Author, educator, editor, writer, and publisher|
|Christine Lahti||Academy Award-winning director, and actress, Chicago Hope, Jack & Bobby|
|James Laxton||Cinematographer, Moonlight|
|Sharon Lechter||Author, Rich Dad Poor Dad|
|Jamie Linden||Screenwriter, Money Monster, We Are Marshall|
|D. S. Lliteras||Author|
|Jean Lorrah||Science fiction novelist and contributor to Star Trek series|
|Richard Lukas||Author and historian|
|Brooke Magnanti||Research scientist, blogger and writer who goes by the pen name Belle de Jour|
|Carol Marbin Miller||Senior Investigative Reporter, Miami Herald|
|Greg Marcks||Writer and director, 11:14 and Lector|
|Doug Marlette||Cartoonist who won the Pulitzer Prize; novelist who wrote The Bridge and Magic Time; former professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Joi McMillon||Film editor, Moonlight|
|Drew McWeeny||Film critic|
|Lauren Miller||Actress and screenwriter|
|David Robert Mitchell||Film director, It Follows|
|Michael James Nelson||Comedian, writer, producer, The Bachelor, MTV Movie Awards, Betty White's Off Their Rockers|
|Heather Parcells||Dancer, singer, and actress|
|Kathleen Parker||Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper columnist, The Washington Post|
|Catherine Joy Perry||Model, actress, dancer, singer, and professional wrestler currently signed to WWE under the ring name Lana|
|Masood Ashraf Raja||Assistant Professor; Editor of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies|
|Janisse Ray||Writer, naturalist, and environmental activist|
|Gabrielle Reece||Sports presenter, former fashion model, and professional volleyball player|
|Emilie Richards||Author of romance and mystery novels|
|Adele Romanski||Film producer, Moonlight|
|Jordan S. Rubin||Novelist|
|Gwyn Hyman Rubio||Novelist|
|Alex Sadkin||Record producer and saxophonist|
|Nat Sanders||Film editor|
|Steven L. Sears||Television producer and screenwriter; author of novels and graphic novels|
|Jeffrey Scott Shapiro||Investigative journalist and attorney|
|Linnea Sinclair||Award-winning writer of science fiction romance, fantasy romance and paranormal romance|
|Leonard Skinner||Namesake of the influential rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd|
|Art Smith||Chef and author|
|Alli Speed||Celebrity from the Internet Killed Television web series|
|Jane Springer||Award-winning poet|
|Jenn Sterger||Columnist for Sports Illustrated, model, and original member of the FSU Cowgirls|
|Ted Studebaker||Christian missionary to Vietnam|
|Robin Swicord||Screenwriter and film director|
|Lynne Taetzsch||Abstract painter and writer|
|Hunter S. Thompson||Author and journalist|
|Ryan Van Cleave||Writer, creative writing instructor|
|Ann VanderMeer||Editor of Weird Tales magazine and several anthologies of fantasy and sci-fi literature; wife of author Jeff VanderMeer|
|David Ward-Steinman||Composer and music professor|
|Peter Tom Willis||Former commentator for the Florida State Seminoles|
|Lily Afshar||Classical guitarist|
|Cristian Amigo||Chilean composer, improviser, guitarist, and ethnomusicologist|
|Kim Barlow||Canadian folk music singer-songwriter|
|Sam Beam||Sole member of Iron & Wine|
|Ryland Blackinton||Guitarist for the band Cobra Starship|
|Khari Cain||Composer, record producer, and engineer|
|Ricardo Cobo||Colombian guitar player|
|Rita Coolidge||Grammy Award-winning singer|
|Frank Cooper||Pianist, conductor, founder of the Festival of Neglected Romantic Music, Research Professor of Music at the University of Miami|
|Glenn Crytzer||Composer, guitarist, banjoist, and singer|
|Jonny Diaz||Contemporary Christian artist|
|Ernst von Dohnányi||composer and conductor of classical music|
|Virgil Roger du Pont III||Vocals for The Crüxshadows|
|Luis Fonsi||Singer and songwriter|
|Thomas G. Glenn||Canadian opera singer|
|Marvin Goldstein||Professional pianist and performer|
|John Driskell Hopkins||Member of the Zac Brown Band|
|Brian Kelley||Country singer, Florida Georgia Line|
|Frank Kelley||Tenor and faculty member at Boston University|
|Ryan Key||Vocals and guitar player for the band Yellowcard|
|Curtis King Jr.||singer, songwriter, and arranger; performed with Bruce Springsteen as part of the Seeger Sessions Band and with the E Street Band |
|Oksana Kolesnikova||Russian-American composer, concert pianist and author|
|Peter Kurau||Principal Horn of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra; professor at the Eastman School of Music|
|Justin Long||Guitar player for No Address|
|Sean Mackin||Vocals and violin player for the band Yellowcard|
|Martha Mier||Composer, "Seventh Street Blues" and "Jackson Street Blues"|
|Stephen Montague||American composer, conductor and recording artist living in London|
|Nick Monteleone||Composer, musician, producer, and actor|
|David Morris||Vocals for Cold Water Army|
|Jim Morrison||Singer and songwriter for The Doors|
|Jake Owen||Country singer|
|Rosephanye Powell||Choral composer, singer, professor, and researcher|
|Daniell Revenaugh||Composer and pianist|
|Marcus Roberts||Jazz pianist|
|Morgan Sorne||Singer-songwriter and multi-media artist|
|Tori Sparks||Singer and songwriter|
|Scott Stapp||Singer for the band Creed|
|William Takacs||Principal trumpet for the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra; professor at West Texas A&M University|
|Mark Tremonti||Guitarist for the bands Creed and Alter Bridge|
|Butch Trucks||Drummer, The Allman Brothers Band|
|Charles Turner||Jazz trumpeter|
|Will Turpin||Bassist for Collective Soul|
|Nancy Van de Vate||Composer|
|Balint Vazsonyi||Hungarian pianist|
|T. Edward Vives||Trombonist and composer|
|David Ward-Steinman||Composer for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra|
|Stella Zambalis||Spinto soprano|
|Richard Zarou||Contemporary composer of concert and film music|
|Ellen Taaffe Zwilich||Composer and the first woman Pulitzer Prize winner|
|Valorie Burton||Miss Black Texas USA|
|Tara Dawn Holland Christensen||Miss America 1997, Miss Kansas 1996, and National Sweetheart 1995|
|Tiffany Fallon||Miss Georgia USA 2001|
|Lea Mack||Miss Ohio 1994, and motivational speaker|
|Shauna Pender||Miss Florida 2003|
|Kylie Williams||Miss Florida 2007|
Reporters, correspondents, and anchors
|Dan Bakkedahl||Correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show|
|Jackie Bange||Anchor and reporter for CW affiliate and cable superstation WGN-TV in Chicago, Illinois|
|Shannon Bream||Correspondent on the Fox News Channel, covers the U.S. Supreme Court|
|Max Bretos||Current sports anchor for ESPN|
|Diem Brown||Entertainment reporter for Sky Living and a recurring cast member on MTV's reality television series The Challenge|
|Lee Corso||Sports broadcaster for ESPN, starred on College GameDay since its inception, and was the former head coach of Louisville and the Indiana University|
|Donna Deegan||Current weekday anchor for WTLV/WJXX|
|Arnold Díaz||Correspondent on WNYW-TV in New York City|
|Jamie Dukes||Sports broadcaster for ESPN and host of Put Up Your Dukes|
|Gary Parris||Current commentator for the University of Central Florida|
|Stephen Parry||Commentator for the BBC Sport|
|Eduardo Pérez||Current commentator for ESPN's Baseball Tonight|
|Cecile Reynaud||Commentator for Fox Sports Net, the Sunshine Network, and ESPN|
|Chris Rix||Current football analyst for ABC and Fox Sports Radio|
|Spencer Ross||Former sports broadcaster|
|Deion Sanders||Current commentator for the NFL Network|
|Danyelle Sargent||Current anchor for ESPN|
|Gayle Sierens||Current news anchor, WFLA-TV, Tampa|
|Bailey White||Current commentator for the NPR program All Things Considered|
|Matt Yocum||NASCAR reporter and sportscaster|
International, federal, and state policy makers
|Chris Anyanwu||Current Senator for the Nigerian National Assembly delegation from Imo|
|Mohammed Nadir Atash||Former Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Transport for Afghanistan|
|Michael Berenbaum||Current Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum|
|David Bibb||Former Deputy Administrator of the General Services Administration, served as Acting Administrator for a short period|
|Richard Blankenship||Former United States Ambassador to the Bahamas|
|Jose Ceballos||Government Affairs advocate in the Democratic Party|
|William D. Clay, Jr.||Current special adviser to the United Nations|
|Bradley Cooper||Former Minister of Recreation for the Bahamas; Olympic discus thrower|
|Pearl Long Cullen||First woman to hold a constitutional office in the state of Florida|
|Charles J. Cunningham||Former Director of the Defense Security Service; former Lieutenant General in the U.S. Air Force|
|Val Demings||Former Chief of the Orlando Police Department|
|Richard L. Dugger||Former Secretary for the Florida Department of Corrections|
|Carl Ford||Former Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research and head of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research|
|Eleanor J. Hill||Former Inspector General to the U.S. Department of Defense|
|Manuel H. Johnson||Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury|
|LeAlan Jones||Former United States Senate candidate in Illinois; journalist|
|Mark E. Kaplan||Former Secretary Florida Department of Transportation and Chief of Staff to Governor Jeb Bush|
|Brian Kelley||Former CIA officer|
|Jeff Kottkamp||Former Lt. Governor of Florida|
|Al Lamberti||Current Sheriff of Broward County, Florida|
|Richard Legendre||Former member of National Assembly of Quebec; former Quebec Minister of Sports; former professional tennis player|
|Mel Martinez||Former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development|
|Harold O'Neil||Former Director with the United States Department of Defense|
|Bobby Pittman||Former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs to the Bush Administration|
|Aleksandar Popović||Current Serbian Minister of Energetics|
|Roger A. Powell||Retired major general in the Australian Army and a Deputy Force Commander of the United Nations|
|Pete Romero||Former U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador, and the Assistant Secretary of State|
|John Rutherford||Current Sheriff of Jacksonville, Florida|
|Ion Sancho||Current Supervisor of Elections for Leon County, Florida, gained notoriety in the 2000 presidential recount|
|Frank Sanchez||Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade at the Department of Commerce|
|Dana Seetahal||Current member of the Senate of Trinidad and Tobago|
|James C. Smith||Former Florida Attorney General; former Florida Secretary of State; current Chairman of the Florida State University Board of Trustees|
|Barbara A. Smith||Director of Florida Congressional Staff and Assistant to Florida Senator Bill Nelson|
|Orson Swindle||Former Commissioner of the Federal Trade Commission|
|Jim Towey||Former Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives|
|Vic Vickers||Former United States Senate candidate in Alaska|
|Doan Viet Hoat||Vietnamese academic and dissident, winner of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award|||
|Dale Watson||Former Assistant Director for the Counterterrorism Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; current consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton|
United States Congress
|Jason Altmire||Former congressman for Pennsylvania's 4th congressional district|
|Jim Bacchus||Former congressman for Florida's 11th congressional district and Florida's 15th congressional district, current justice and chairman of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization|
|Allen Boyd||Former congressman for Florida's 2nd congressional district|
|William Carney||Former congressman for New York's 1st congressional district|
|Kathy Castor||Current congresswoman for Florida's 11th congressional district|
|James W. Grant||Former congressman for Florida's 2nd congressional district|
|Kay Hagan||Former United States Senator from North Carolina|
|Mel Martinez||Former United States Senator from Florida|
|Dina Titus||Current congresswoman for Nevada's 1st congressional district; former congresswoman for Nevada's 3rd congressional district; former member of the Nevada Senate|
|Emmett Wilson||Former congressman for Florida's 3rd congressional district|
United States Armed Forces
|Norma Elaine Brown||Retired major general in the U.S. Air Force|
|John Crawford||Former Specialist in the U.S. Army National Guard; Iraq War veteran; author of the memoir The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell|
|Charles J. Cunningham||Retired lieutenant general in the United States Air Force|
|Jay Garner||Retired general in the U.S. Army and the former director of the Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance for Iraq|
|William H. Ginn Jr.||Retired lieutenant general in the U.S. Air Force|
|Franklin L. Hagenbeck||Active lieutenant general in the U.S. Army and the current Commandant of the U.S. Military Academy|
|Mark R. Hamilton||Retired major general in the U.S. Army|
|Winfield S. Harpe||Retired major general in the U.S. Air Force|
|Richard S. Heyser||Pilot during the Cuban missile crisis; retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force|
|Gordon S. Holder||Retired vice admiral in the U.S. Navy|
|J. Adrian Jackson||Retired rear admiral and Naval Aviator in the U.S. Navy|
|Paul David Miller||Retired admiral and Surface Warfare Officer in the U.S. Navy; current Chairman of the Alliant Techsystems company|
|Kenneth Minihan||Retired lieutenant general in the U.S. Air Force; former director of the National Security Agency (NSA)|
|Polly A. Peyer||Retired major general in the U.S. Air Force|
|John L. Piotrowski||Retired general in the U.S. Air Force|
|Steven H. Ratti||Active rear admiral in the U.S. Coast Guard|
|Michael K. Sheridan||Retired brigadier general in the U.S. Marine Corps|
|Scott Speicher||Captain in the U.S. Navy pilot, who was shot down in the Persian Gulf War|
|Lawrence W. Steinkraus||Retired major general in the U.S. Air Force|
|Paul E. Stein||Retired lieutenant general in the U.S. Air Force|
|William D. Sullivan||Active vice admiral in the U.S. Navy|
|LeRoy W. Svendsen, Jr.||Retired major general in the U.S. Air Force|
|H. Marshal Ward||Retired major general in the U.S. Air Force|
|W. Thomas West||Retired major general in the U.S. Air Force|
|Reubin O'Donovan Askew||Former Governor of Florida, member of the Florida Senate, United States Trade Representative, and former candidate for President of the United States|
|Charlie Crist||Former Governor of Florida; former Florida Attorney General; Florida Secretary of Education; member of the Florida Senate|
|Parris N. Glendening||Former Governor of Maryland and former city councilman in the town of Hyattsville, Maryland|
|Larry Hogan||Current Governor of Maryland|
|Dempsey J. Barron||Former President of the Florida Senate|
|Oscar Braynon||Current member of the Florida Senate and former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Michael Brennan||Former member of the Maine Senate and former member of the Maine House of Representatives|
|W. D. Childers||Former member of the Florida Senate|
|Charles S. Dean, Sr.||Current member of the Florida Senate|
|Steven Geller||Former member for the Florida Senate|
|Audrey Gibson||Current member of the Florida Senate, and former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Mike Haridopolos||Former President of the Florida Senate|
|Ken Jenne||Former member for the Florida Senate|
|Jim King||Former President of the Florida Senate|
|Alfred Lawson, Jr.||Former member of the Florida Senate|
|John McKay||Former President of the Florida Senate|
|Bill Montford||Current member of the Florida Senate|
|Steve Oelrich||Former member of the Florida Senate|
|Chris Smith||Current member of the Florida Senate|
|Geraldine F. Thompson||Former member of the Florida State and former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|John E. Thrasher||Former member of the Florida Senate, former Chairman of the Republican Party of Florida, and former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives|
|J. Alex Villalobos||Former member of the Florida Senate|
|Martha Alexander||Former member of the North Carolina General Assembly|
|J. Keith Arnold||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Frank Artiles||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Robert Barton||Former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives|
|Halsey Beshears||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Dennis Baxley||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Leonard L. Bembry||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Allan Bense||Former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Mack Bernard||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Jim Boyd||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Cynthia M. Chestnut||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Marti Coley||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Carl J. Domino||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Terry Fields||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Erik Fresen||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Matt Gaetz||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Greg Gay||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Tom Goodson||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Tom Grady||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Chris Hart IV||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Adam Hasner||Former Majority Leader for the Florida House of Representatives|
|Deborah J. Horan||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Clay Ingram||Current member of the Florida House of Representative|
|Evan Jenne||Current member of the [Florida House of Representatives|
|Bolley Johnson||Former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Everett A. Kelly||Former member of the [Florida House of Representative|
|Kurt Kelly||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Marcelo Llorente||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Mark Mahon||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Anne McGihon||Current member of the Colorado House of Representatives|
|Sharon J. Merchant||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Larry Metz||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Chesley V. Morton||Former member of the Georgia House of Representatives|||
|Jimmy Patronis||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Juan-Carlos Planas||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Elizabeth W. Porter||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Curtis B. Richardson||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Beryl D. Roberts||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Ray Sansom||Former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Michael Scionti||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Ken Sorensen||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Beverly Burnsed Spencer||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|John K. Stargel||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Jason Steele||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Jim K. Tillman||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Trey Traviesa||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Carlos Trujillo||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Leslie Waters||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Mike Weinstein||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Wayne Westmark||Former member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|John Wood||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Dana Young||Current member of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Art Agnos||Former Mayor of San Francisco, California|
|Rick Baker||Former Mayor of St. Petersburg, Florida|
|Michael F. Brennan||Current Mayor of Portland, Maine|
|Rich Crotty||Former Mayor of Orange County, Florida|
|Mike Halfacre||Current Mayor in New Jersey and attorney|
|Frank Hibbard||Current Mayor of Clearwater, Florida|
|Teresa Jacobs||Current Mayor of Orange County, Florida|
|Ken Keechl||Current Mayor of Broward County, Florida|
|David T. Kennedy||Former Mayor of Miami, Florida|
|Scott Maddox||Former Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida, former Chairman of the Florida Democratic Party, ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Florida|
|John Marks||Former Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida|
|Morgan McPherson||Current Mayor of Key West, Florida|
|Jose Baez||Lead attorney for Casey Anthony in the Death of Caylee Anthony trial|
|Thomas E. Baker||Attorney, writer, and currently a professor at Florida International University College of Law|
|Barry Cohen||Personal injury and criminal attorney|
|Angela Corey||Former State Attorney for Florida's Fourth Judicial Circuit Court|
|Benjamin Crump||Lead attorney for the family of Trayvon Martin|
|Mike Halfacre||Director of the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control|
|Tim Howard||Current Director of the Northeastern University's Executive Doctorate Program in Law and Policy; former Assistant Attorney General of Florida|
|Bruce Jacob||Former Assistant Attorney General for Florida, prosecuted in Gideon v. Wainwright|
|Craig McCarthy||Attorney on a number of high-profile cases and candidate for the Florida House of Representatives|
|Mark O'Mara||Defense attorney|
|Marlins Man||Nickname of Laurence Leavy, attorney and well known sports fan|
|Gary Pajcic||Attorney and philanthropist|
|Daryl Parks||Attorney and former president of the National Bar Association|
|John Antoon||Current United States District Judge|
|Kenneth B. Bell||Former Florida Supreme Court Justice|
|Susan H. Black||Current U.S. Court of Appeals Judge|
|Susan C. Bucklew||Current United States District Judge|
|Raoul G. Cantero, III||Former Florida Supreme Court Justice|
|Lacey A. Collier||Current United States District Judge|
|Rudolph Contreras||Current United States District Judge|
|Gerald B. Cope, Jr.||Former judge for the Florida Third District Court of Appeal|
|W. Thomas Cumbie||Current Senior Judge for the United States Air Force; Colonel|
|Paul Danielson||Current Justice on the Arkansas Supreme Court|
|George Greer||Judge; presided over the Terri Schiavo case; presided over Hulk Hogan's divorce case in January 2008|
|Kim Hammond||Current circuit court judge, and former football player for the Florida State Seminoles|
|Robert L. Hinkle||Current United States District Judge|
|James E. Joanos||Former judge for the Florida First District Court of Appeal|
|David L. Middlebrooks||Former United States District Judge|
|Kevin Michael Moore||Current United States District Judge|
|Ricky Polston||Former Chief Justice for the Florida Supreme Court|||
|Mary Stenson Scriven||Current United States District Judge|
|Sandon Berg||Film producer, actor, and screenwriter; co-founder of the United Gay Network|
|Sara Blakely||President and founder of Spanx; judge on ABC's former reality television series American Inventor|
|Bob Bowman||Current CEO of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club; mentor to Michael Phelps|
|Jose Ceballos||Current Director for the National Air Traffic Controllers Association|
|Timothy Cole||Executive Vice President for Sales of Del Monte Foods|
|Todd Combs||Hedge fund manager who has been tapped as a potential successor of Warren Buffett as the chief investment officer of Berkshire Hathaway|
|R. Clarke Cooper||Executive Director of Log Cabin Republicans|
|Todd Crannell||Current President of Q2 Sports and Entertainment|
|Meg Crofton||Current President, the Walt Disney World Resort|
|John Culver||Current Executive Vice President of Starbucks|
|James Dahl||Former Senior Vice President of Drexel Burnham Lambert|
|Jeff Galloway||Current CEO of Galloway Productions|
|Michael Genevie||Current executive director of the Abbeville Opera House|
|James W. Grant||Former Executive Vice President of Worldwide Chemical,; former U.S. Representative|
|Chuck Hardwick||Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Pfizer Inc.|
|Gordon S. Holder||Currently a Vice President at Booz Allen Hamilton, and Retired Vice Admiral in the United States Navy|
|Glenda Hope||Head of the San Francisco Network Ministries, and minister with the Presbyterian Church|
|Chris Provost||Head of Provost Industries|
|Gary Huff||Former CFO for the Los Angeles Raiders, and also worked with the IBM Corporation|
|Patricia Ireland||Former President of the National Organization for Women, and writer|
|Manuel H. Johnson||Current Co-Chairman of Johnson Smick International; former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Bank|
|Donald E. Kiernan||Former CFO of Southwestern Bell Corporation|
|Richard Legendre||Current Vice President of Montreal Impact|
|Daryl Logullo||Marketing expert|
|Marjorie Matthews||Former Bishop for the United Methodist Church|
|Martin Mayhew||Current General Manager and Senior Vice President for the Detroit Lions|
|Marc Middleton||Current CEO and founder of Growing Bolder|
|Virginia Montes||Former Secretary of the National Organization for Women, and civil rights activist|
|Jane Mouton||Management theorist|
|Gregory Parkes||Current Bishop for the Catholic Church|
|Tom Petway||Current minority partner of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Chairman of the Board for Zurich Insurance Services|
|Bobby Pittman||Current Vice President with African Development Bank|
|Richard W. Rahn||Current Chairman of the Institute for Global Economic Growth|
|Gary Rogers||Former Vice Chairman and Executive Officer of General Electric|
|Jeff Rosenthal||Current President and CEO of Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc.|
|Peter F. Romero||Current CEO of Experior Advisory, and former United States Ambassador|
|Robert Sanborn||Current President and CEO of Children At Risk|
|Gary A. Sanders||Former CEO of Wackenhut|
|Harry Sargeant III||Owner of International Oil Trading Company; billionaire|
|Bob Sasser||Current CEO of Dollar Tree Inc.|
|Jeffrey Stoops||Current CEO of SBA Communications|
|Brian Sussman||Current Managing Partner of 34 Pictures Entertainment|
|Orson Swindle||Former Executive Director of United We Stand America, and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce|
|Carlos O. Torano||Current President of Toraño Cigars and Central America Tobacco|
|Irita Van Doren||Former editor of the New York Herald Tribune|
|Mike Vasilinda||Former executive with Florida's News Channel|
|Woody Woodward||Former General Manager for the New York Yankees|
|Ed Young||Founder and Senior Pastor for Fellowship Church|
|R. Eugene Taylor||Chairman and CEO Capital Bank Financial Corp.; former Vice Chairman of Bank of America|
|Frederick William Buchholz||1905 Rhodes Scholar|
|Caroline Alexander||1976 Rhodes Scholar|
|Garrett Johnson||2006 Rhodes Scholar|
|Joseph O'Shea||2007 Rhodes Scholar|
|Myron Rolle||2009 Rhodes Scholar|||
Heisman Trophy winners
|Charlie Ward||1993 Heisman Trophy winner|
|Chris Weinke||2000 Heisman Trophy winner|
|Jameis Winston||2013 Heisman Trophy winner|
Notable faculty and staff
Florida State University presidents
|Albert A. Murphree||1897–1909, subsequently president of the University of Florida, 1909–1927|
|Doak S. Campbell||1947–1957|
|Robert M. Strozier||1957–1960|
|T. K. Wetherell||2003–2009, and former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives|
|Eric J. Barron||2009–2014|
|John E. Thrasher||2014–present|
Faculty winners of major honors
|Lawrence G. Abele||American Association for the Advancement of Science (Biological Science)|
|Roy Baumeister||Institute for Scientific Information highly cited researcher (Psychology/Psychiatry)|
|Konrad E. Bloch||1964 Nobel Prize in Medicine|
|James M. Buchanan||1986 Nobel Prize in Economics|
|Robert Olen Butler||Pulitzer Prize for Fiction; Guggenheim Fellowship (English)|
|Donald Caspar||National Academy of Sciences (Biophysics); American Academy of Arts & Sciences (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology); Guggenheim Fellowship (Biological Science)|
|Donald A. Crosby||Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Colorado State University|
|Timothy Cross||American Association for the Advancement of Science (Chemistry)|
|Naresh Dalal||American Association for the Advancement of Science (Chemistry)|
|Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac||1933 Nobel Prize in Physics, but not while he was at Florida State|
|Dean Falk||American Association for the Advancement of Science (Anthropology)|
|Carlisle Floyd||1956 Guggenheim Fellowship (Music)|
|Lev Gor'kov||National Academy of Sciences (Physics)|
|Max Gunzburger||2008 SIAM W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics|
|Frances James||American Academy of Arts & Sciences (Evolutionary and Population Biology and Ecology); American Association for the Advancement of Science (Biology)|
|Thomas Joiner||Guggenheim Fellowship (Psychology)|
|Michael Kasha||National Academy of Sciences (Chemistry); American Academy of Arts & Sciences (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology); Guggenheim Fellowship (Physical Chemistry)|
|John Kelsay||Guggenheim Fellowship (Religion)|
|David Kirby||Guggenheim Fellowship (English)|
|Sir Harold W. Kroto||1996 Nobel Prize in Chemistry; National Academy of Sciences (Chemistry); Institute for Scientific Information highly cited researcher (Chemistry)|
|David Larbalestier||National Academy of Engineering (Superconducting Materials)|
|Alan Marshall||American Association for the Advancement of Science (Chemistry)|
|Robert Sanderson Mulliken||1966 Nobel Prize in Chemistry|
|Simon Ostrach||National Academy of Engineering (Space Science/Mechanical Engineering); American Academy of Arts & Sciences (Space Science/Mechanical Engineering)|
|Jill Quadagno||Guggenheim Fellowship (Sociology)|
|Michael Ruse||Guggenheim Fellowship (Philosophy); American Association for the Advancement of Science (Philosophy)|
|Shridhar Sathe||Institute for Scientific Information highly cited researcher (Agricultural Sciences)|
|John Robert Schrieffer||1972 Nobel Prize Physics|
|Melvin Stern||National Academy of Sciences (Geophysics); American Academy of Arts & Sciences (Astronomy and Earth Sciences); Guggenheim Fellowship (Oceanography)|
|Gary Taylor||Guggenheim Fellowship (English)|
|R. Jay Turner||Institute for Scientific Information highly cited researcher (Social Sciences)|
|Sherwood Wise||American Association for the Advancement of Science (Geological Sciences)|
|Ellen Taaffe Zwilich||Pulitzer Prize for Music; American Academy of Arts & Sciences (Visual and Performing Arts); Guggenheim Fellowship (Music)|
Other notable faculty
|Abdus Suttar Khan||Chemist and aerospace researcher|
|Carrie Ann Baade||Painter|
|Richard Burgin||Violinist and concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra|
|Yvonne Ciannella||Coloratura soprano|
|Dean Falk||Lead scientist in research team mapping the brain shape of the LB1 Hobbit|
|Gerald R. Ferris||Scholar of management and psychology|
|Charles Figley||Traumatologist, American Psychological Association Fellow, and Fulbright Fellow|
|Robert Gellately||Historian known for research on Nazi-era Germany and the Cold War|
|Paul G. Halpern||Historian known for research and documentary publications on the naval history of the First World War|
|Barbara Hamby||Poet in residence|
|William H. Heard||Expert on freshwater mollusks|
|Toussaint Hocevar||Economic historian|
|Randall Holcombe||Co-founder of Buchanan–Holcombe Branch of economists, past President of the Society for Development of Austrian Economics and the Public Choice Society|
|Robert A. Holton||Inventor of the synthetic process for making taxol|
|R. Mark Isaac||Scholar of experimental economics|
|Frederick L. Jenks||2002 TESOL Heinle & Heinle Excellence in Teaching Award|
|Gary Kleck||Criminologist known for empirical work on guns and violence|
|Vadim Komkov||Mathematician and physicist|
|T. N. Krishnamurti||Recipient of the Carl Gustav Rossby Medal from the American Meteorological Society and developer of the FSU "Superensemble" hurricane prediction model|
|Justin Leiber||Philosopher and science fiction writer|
|Dan Markel||Law professor known for work on criminal justice|
|Alan G. Marshall||Society for Applied Spectroscopy fellow (2004)|
|Alfred Mele||Philosopher in practical reason|
|Doron Nof||Fridtjof Nansen Medal winner|
|Victor Nuñez||Film director|
|Ruth Posselt||Classical violinist|
|Per Arne Rikvold||2004 Foreign member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters|
|Michael Ruse||Philosopher of science, known for his work on the relationship between creationism and evolution|
|Michael Shaara||Writer of science fiction, sports fiction, and historical fiction|
|Friedrich Stephan||Discovered the suprachiasmatic nucleus (circadian "clock")|
|Tyler Turkle||Artist and filmmaker|
|Stephan von Molnár||1986 Alexander von Humboldt Senior U.S. Scientist Award|
|Kun Yang||2003 Outstanding Young Researcher Award of the Overseas Chinese Physics Association|
|Luis Alicea||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Gene Ammann||Professional baseball player in Japan|
|Dick Brown||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Barret Browning||Professional MLB baseball player, St. Louis Cardinals|
|George Cappuzzello||Professional MLB baseball player, Detroit Tigers|
|Kevin Cash||Professional MLB baseball player, Boston Red Sox|
|Randy Choate||Professional MLB baseball player, Tampa Bay Rays|
|Daniel Davidson||Professional MLB baseball player, Anaheim Angels|
|Matt Diaz||Professional MLB baseball player, Atlanta Braves|
|J. D. Drew||Professional MLB baseball player, Boston Red Sox|
|Stephen Drew||Professional MLB baseball player, Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Gar Finnvold||Professional MLB baseball player, Boston Red Sox|
|Ron Fraser||Former college baseball coach at the University of Miami from 1963–1992. Won the College World Series in 1982 and 1985|
|Mike Fuentes||Professional MLB baseball player, Montreal Expos|
|Mark Gilbert||Professional MLB baseball player, United States Ambassador to New Zealand|
|Sean Gilmartin||Professional MLB baseball player, New York Mets|
|Jeff Gray||Professional MLB baseball player|
|John-Ford Griffin||Professional MLB baseball player, Toronto Blue Jays|
|Johnny Grubb||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Tyler Holt||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Dick Howser||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Hunter Jones||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Terry Kennedy||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Richie Lewis||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Mickey Lopez||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Mike Loynd||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Jim Lyttle||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Mike Martin||Head coach, Florida State Seminoles|
|Marshall McDougall||Professional MLB baseball player, Texas Rangers record holder for most home runs in a college game (6)|
|Doug Mientkiewicz||Former professional MLB baseball player and Olympic gold medalist at the 2000 Summer Olympics; Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Eduardo Pérez||Professional MLB baseball player, now serving as analyst for ESPN's Baseball Tonight|
|Buster Posey||Professional MLB baseball player, San Francisco Giants|
|Scott Proctor||Professional MLB baseball player, Los Angeles Dodgers|
|James Ramsey||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Jody Reed||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Shane Robinson||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Tony La Russa||Former MLB manager, Chicago White Sox, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals|
|Mac Scarce||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Paul Sorrento||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Ken Suarez||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Jeff Tam||Professional MLB baseball player|
|Devon Travis||Professional MLB baseball player, Toronto Blue Jays|
|John Wasdin||Professional MLB baseball player, Texas Rangers|
|Paul Wilson||Professional MLB baseball player, Cincinnati Reds|
|Randy Allen||Professional NBA basketball player|
|Solomon Alabi||Professional NBA basketball player, Toronto Raptors|
|Malik Beasley||Professional NBA basketball player Denver Nuggets|
|Sam Cassell||Professional NBA basketball player|
|Ben Clyde||Professional NBA basketball player|
|James Collins||Professional NBA basketball player|
|Dave Cowens||Professional NBA basketball player, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks (retired); named to NBA's 50 Greatest of All Time list|
|Tony Dawson||Professional NBA basketball player|
|Mickey Dillard||Professional NBA basketball player|
|Toney Douglas||Professional NBA basketball player, Houston Rockets|
|Hugh Durham||Former Head Basketball coach for Florida State University and the University of Georgia|
|Deividas Dulkys||Represented Lithuania at the 2012 Summer Olympics|
|Doug Edwards||Professional NBA basketball player|
|Bernard James||Professional NBA basketball player, Dallas Mavericks|
|Alexander Johnson||Professional NBA basketball player, Miami Heat|
|Michael Joiner||Professional basketball player in the Australian National Basketball League|
|Jonathan Kerner||Professional NBA basketball player|
|Derwin Kitchen||basketball player for Ironi Nahariya of the Israeli Basketball Premier League|||
|George McCloud||Professional NBA basketball player|
|Ralph Mims||Professional basketball player in Europe|
|Tim Pickett||Professional NBA basketball player|
|Ryan Reid||Professional NBA basketball player|
|Chris Singleton||Professional NBA basketball player, Washington Wizards|
|Michael Snaer||Professional basketball player|
|Bob Sura||Professional NBA basketball player, Houston Rockets|
|Irving Thomas||Professional NBA basketball player|
|Al Thornton||Professional NBA basketball player Washington Wizards|
|Von Wafer||Professional NBA basketball player, Boston Celtics|
|Charlie Ward||Professional NBA basketball player, Heisman Trophy winner|
|Mitchell Wiggins||Professional NBA basketball player|
|Willie Williams||Professional NBA basketball player|
|Ed Young||Played two years, now pastor of Fellowship Church|
|Tanae Davis-Cain||professional WNBA basketball player, Detroit Shock|
|Sue Galkantas||1983 finalist for the Wade Trophy|
|Roneeka Hodges||professional WNBA basketball player, Houston Comets|
|Natasha Howard||professional WNBA basketball player, Indiana Fever|
|Britany Miller||professional WNBA basketball player, Detroit Shock|
|Jacinta Monroe||professional WNBA basketball player, Washington Mystics and Tulsa Shock|
|Tia Paschal||professional WNBA basketball player, Chicago Sting|
|Ronalda Pierce||former basketball player who died of an aneurysm in 2007.|
|Leonor Rodríguez||professional basketball player and member of the Spain national team; Olympic silver medalist, Rio 2016 Summer Olympics|
|Leticia Romero||basketball player for the Spain women's national basketball team; Olympic silver medalist, Rio 2016 Summer Olympics|
|Brooke Wyckoff||professional WNBA basketball player, Chicago Sky|
|Clifton Abraham||professional NFL football player|
|Derrick Alexander||professional NFL football player|
|Brian Allen||professional NFL football player|
|Joe Avezzano||professional NFL football player, former head coach for Oregon State University|
|Alex Barron||professional NFL football player|
|Ed Beckman||professional NFL football player|
|Edgar Bennett||professional NFL football player|
|Scott Bentley||professional NFL football player|
|Fred Biletnikoff||NFL Hall of Fame player, Oakland Raiders, Super Bowl XI MVP|
|Anquan Boldin||professional NFL football player, Baltimore Ravens, 2003 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year|
|Lorenzo Booker||professional NFL football player, Minnesota Vikings|
|Michael Boulware||professional NFL football player|
|Peter Boulware||professional NFL football player, 1997 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, Baltimore Ravens' Ring of Honor|
|Nigel Bradham||professional NFL football player, Buffalo Bills|
|Leon Bright||professional NFL football player|
|Derrick Brooks||professional NFL football player, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, NFL Defensive Player of the Year (2002), 2006 Pro Bowl MVP, 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee|
|Everette Brown||professional NFL football player, San Diego Chargers|
|Mack Brown||Currently Head Football Coach, Texas Longhorns|
|Milford Brown||professional NFL football player|
|Rufus Brown||professional NFL football player|
|Tony Bryant||professional NFL football player|
|Terrell Buckley||professional NFL football player|
|Brodrick Bunkley||professional NFL football player Denver Broncos|
|Devin Bush||professional NFL football player|
|Bobby Butler||professional NFL football player|
|LeRoy Butler||former professional NFL football player, invented the "Lambeau Leap"|
|Marion Butts||professional NFL football player|
|Bill Capece||professional NFL football player|
|Alphonso Carreker||professional NFL football player|
|Dexter Carter||professional NFL football player|
|Jerome Carter||professional NFL football player|
|Pat Carter||professional NFL football player|
|Tony Carter||professional NFL football player, Denver Broncos|
|Thomas Clayton||professional NFL football player|
|Tay Cody||professional NFL football player|
|Randy Coffield||professional NFL football player|
|Laveranues Coles||professional NFL football player|
|Lee Corso||former University of Louisville and Indiana University head coach, sports broadcaster, ESPN Gameday|
|Sam Cowart||professional NFL football player|
|Henri Crockett||professional NFL football player|
|Zack Crockett||professional NFL football player, Oakland Raiders|
|Antonio Cromartie||professional NFL football player, New York Jets|
|Devard Darling||professional NFL football player|
|Buster Davis||professional NFL football player|
|Chauncey Davis||professional NFL football player, Chicago Bears|
|Chris Davis||professional NFL football player|
|Lawrence Dawsey||professional NFL football player, current FSU WR coach|
|Manny Diaz||current defensive coordinator, Texas Longhorns|
|Darnell Dockett||professional NFL football player, Arizona Cardinals|
|Ron Dugans||professional NFL football player|
|Jamie Dukes||professional NFL football player, analyst for the NFL Network|
|Warrick Dunn||professional NFL football player, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1997 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year|
|Mario Edwards||professional NFL football player|
|William Floyd||professional NFL football player|
|Andre Fluellen||professional NFL football player, Detroit Lions|
|Todd Fordham||professional NFL football player|
|Corey Fuller||professional NFL football player|
|Steve Gabbard||professional NFL football player|
|Graham Gano||professional NFL football player, Washington Redskins|
|Talman Gardner||professional NFL football player|
|Kent Gaydos||professional NFL football player|
|Derrick Gibson||professional NFL football player|
|E. G. Green||professional NFL football player|
|Letroy Guion||professional NFL football player, Minnesota Vikings|
|Kim Hammond||professional NFL football player|
|Geno Hayes||professional NFL football player, Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Jessie Hester||professional NFL football player|
|Montrae Holland||professional NFL football player, Dallas Cowboys|
|Chris Hope||professional NFL football player, Tennessee Titans|
|Rodney Hudson||professional NFL football player, Kansas City Chiefs|
|Gary Huff||professional NFL football player, Chicago Bears, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, current Associate Athletic Director at FSU|
|Paul Irons||professional NFL football player|
|Bobby Jackson||professional NFL football player|
|Dexter Jackson||professional NFL football player, Super Bowl XXXVII MVP for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Mario Henderson||professional NFL football player|
|Sebastian Janikowski||professional NFL football player, Oakland Raiders|
|Garth Jax||professional NFL football player|
|Michael Jennings||professional NFL football player|
|Brad Johnson||professional NFL football player, Dallas Cowboys|
|Travis Johnson||professional NFL football player|
|Greg Jones||professional NFL football player, Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Hassan Jones||professional NFL football player|
|Marvin Jones||professional NFL football player|
|Walter Jones||professional NFL football player, Seattle Seahawks|
|Danny Kanell||professional NFL football player, college football analyst for ESPN|
|Ken Lanier||professional NFL football player|
|Amp Lee||professional NFL football player Green Bay Packers|
|Kevin Long||professional NFL football player|
|Jim Mankins||professional NFL football player|
|Martin Mayhew||professional NFL football player|
|Scott McLean||professional NFL football player|
|Bryant McFadden||professional NFL football player|
|Dennis McKinnon||professional NFL football player Chicago Bears|
|Mike Mercer||professional NFL football player|
|Marvin Minnis||professional NFL football player|
|Travis Minor||professional NFL football player|
|Orson Mobley||professional NFL football player|
|Eric Moore||professional NFL football player|
|Randy Moss||professional NFL football player (attended for one year and then released from team)|
|Zeke Mowatt||professional NFL football player|
|Lee Nelson||professional NFL football player|
|Sterling Palmer||professional NFL football player|
|Preston Parker||professional NFL football player, Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Tommy Polley||professional NFL football player|
|Christian Ponder||professional NFL football player, Minnesota Vikings|
|Eric Powell||professional NFL football player|
|Willie Reid||professional NFL football player|
|Burt Reynolds||actor and star Seminole tailback|
|Jamal Reynolds||professional NFL football player|
|Patrick Robinson||professional NFL football player, New Orleans Saints|
|Myron Rolle||professional NFL football player, Pittsburgh Steelers, 2009 Rhodes Scholarship recipient|
|Samari Rolle||professional NFL football player|
|Gerard Ross||professional NFL football player|
|P. K. Sam||professional NFL football player|
|Garrison Sanborn||professional NFL football player, Buffalo Bills|
|Deion Sanders||professional NFL football player, NFL Defensive Player of the Year (1994)|
|Zebrie Sanders||professional NFL football player, Buffalo Bills|
|Ron Sellers||professional NFL football player|
|Eric Shelton||professional NFL football player|
|Clay Shiver||professional NFL football player|
|Corey Simon||professional NFL football player|
|Ron Simmons||professional USFL football player, former world champion in professional wrestling as both an individual (WCW) and as part of a tag team (WCW and WWE)|
|Carl Simpson||professional NFL football player|
|Ernie Sims||professional NFL football player, Indianapolis Colts|
|Antone Smith||professional NFL football player, Atlanta Falcons|
|Barry Smith||professional NFL football player|
|Sammie Smith||professional NFL football player|
|Jesse Solomon||professional NFL football player|
|Greg Spires||professional NFL football player|
|Rohn Stark||professional NFL football player|
|Walt Sumner||professional NFL football player|
|Tra Thomas||professional NFL football player|
|William Thomas||professional NFL football player|
|Weegie Thompson||professional NFL football player|
|Craphonso Thorpe||professional NFL football player|
|Lawrence Timmons||professional NFL football player, Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Rick Tuten||professional NFL football player|
|Tamarick Vanover||professional NFL and CFL football player, current Lake City Christian High School Coach|
|Andre Wadsworth||professional NFL football player|
|Javon Walker||professional NFL football player|
|B. J. Ward||professional NFL football player|
|Charlie Ward||Heisman Trophy winner, professional NBA basketball player|
|Peter Warrick||professional NFL football player|
|Pat Watkins||professional NFL football player|
|Dekoda Watson||professional NFL football player, Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Leon Washington||professional NFL football player, Seattle Seahawks|
|Chris Weinke||Heisman Trophy winner, professional NFL football player|
|Drew Weatherford||professional NFL football player|
|T. K. Wetherell||former State of Florida Representative, Former Speaker of the House for Florida, former President of Florida State University|
|Markus White||professional NFL football player, Washington Redskins|
|Bud Whitehead||professional NFL football player|
|Brett Williams||professional NFL football player|
|Todd Williams||professional NFL football player|
|Peter Tom Willis||professional NFL football player, FSU football radio analyst|
|Ray Willis||professional NFL football player|
|Reinard Wilson||professional NFL football player|
|Kamerion Wimbley||professional NFL football player, Oakland Raiders|
|Paul Azinger||professional golfer|
|Daniel Berger||professional golfer|
|Jonas Blixt||professional golfer|
|Bob Duval||professional golfer|
|Hubert Green||professional golfer|
|Nolan Henke||professional golfer|
|Brian Kamm||professional golfer|
|Richie Karl||professional golfer|
|Kenny Knox||professional golfer|
|Brooks Koepka||professional golfer|
|Jack Maguire||professional golfer|
|George McNeill||professional golfer|
|Jeremy Robinson||professional golfer|
|Jeff Sluman||professional golfer|
|Barb Bunkowsky||professional golfer|
|Jane Geddes||professional golfer|
|Nancy Scranton||professional golfer|
|Karen Stupples||professional golfer|
|Colleen Walker||professional golfer|
|Lisa Walters||professional golfer|
|Leigh Ann Mills||professional golfer|
|Rafael A. Lecuona||Olympic gymnast|
|Dagný Brynjarsdóttir||Icelandic professional soccer player, Bayern München|
|Deyna Castellanos||Venezuelan women's soccer player, winner of the Golden Boot of the 2014 FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup.|
|Megan Connolly||Soccer player for the Republic of Ireland women's national football team|
|Becky Edwards||Professional soccer player|
|Michaela Hahn||Professional soccer player|||
|Selin Kuralay||2004 Olympic Games – Australia|
|Carson Pickett||Professional soccer player|||
|India Trotter||Professional soccer player|
|Sarah Wagenfuhr||Professional soccer player|
|Mami Yamaguchi||Japanese professional soccer player|
|Yuruby Alicart||Competed for Venezuela in 2008 Summer Olympics|
|Darby Cottle||Two-time All-American softball player|
|Lacey Waldrop||2014 College Softball National Player of the Year|
Swimming and diving
|Phil Boggs||Diver and Olympic gold medalist, 1976 Summer Olympics|
|Robert Braknis||Participated in the 1996 Summer Olympics|
|Mateo de Angulo||Represented Colombia in the 2012 Summer Olympics|
|Wendy Fuller||Participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics|
|Patrick Jeffrey||Participated in the 1996 Summer Olympics|
|Mike Kowalski||Participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics|
|Nelson Mora||Butterfly swimmer from Venezuela|
|Steve Parry||Butterfly and backstroke swimmer, Olympic bronze medalist, 2004 Summer Olympics|
|Katherine Rawls||Diver, two time Olympic silver medalist, 1932 Summer Olympics and 1936 Summer Olympics|
|Ariel Rittenhouse||Diver who participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics|
|Pavel Sankovich||Swimmer from Belarus who participated at the 2008,2012, and 2016 Summer Olympics|
|Julio Santos||Freestyle swimmer from Ecuador|
|Tal Stricker||Breaststroke swimmer, competed for Israel in 2000 Summer Olympics|
|Chris Vythoulkas||Participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for The Bahamas|
|Katrina Young||10m Diver from the United States of America who participated at the 2016 Summer Olympics|
|Réjean Génois||Professional tennis player|
|Paul Haarhuis||Professional tennis player, participated in the Olympics|
|Richard Legendre||Professional tennis player|
|Joey Rive||Professional tennis player|
|Maciek Sykut||Professional tennis player|
Track and field
|Bolt Usain||Olympic decathlete from Chile|
|Kim Batten||Long jumper, Olympic silver medalist|
|Jonathan Borlée||Belgian sprinter who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics|
|Kevin Borlée||Belgian sprinter who competed in the 2008 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Olympics|
|Ricardo Chambers||Jamaican 400 m specialist|
|Bradley Cooper||Olympic discus thrower and shot putter|
|Rafeeq Curry||NCAA Champion, 9x NCAA All-American, 2011 USA Indoor Champion, and represented America at the 2008 Summer Olympics|
|Walter Dix||Won two bronze medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics|
|Brian Dzingai||Olympic sprinter from Zimbabwe|
|Hannah England||British distance runner, 2012 Summer Olympics|
|Trentavis Friday||World Junior Champion in the 200m and 4 × 100 m relay|
|Randy Givens||Track and field sprinter and participant at the 1984 Summer Olympics|
|Kemar Hyman||Caymanian sprinter|
|Lacy Janson||Pole vaulter at the 2012 Summer Olympics|
|Garrett Johnson||Shot putter, 2006 NCAA Champion, and Rhodes Scholar|
|Thomas Lancashire||Represented Great Britain at the 2008 Summer Olympics in the 1500m|
|Andrew Lemoncello||Olympic distance runner from Britain|
|Ngonidzashe Makusha||Olympic long jumper from Zimbabwe|
|Walter McCoy||Relay runner, and Olympic gold medalist|
|Stephen Newbold||Bahamian sprinter|
|Marita Payne||Canadian sprinter, won two silver medals at the 1984 Summer Olympics|
|Dorian Scott||Jamaican shot putter, competed at 2012 Summer Olympics|
|Kendal Williams||World Junior Champion in the 100m and 4 × 100 m relay|
|Kimberly Williams||Jamaican triple jumper, competed at 2012 Summer Olympics|
|Norisha Campbell||professional volleyball player|
|Karyn Palgut||Olympic handball player (1988, 1992)|
|Gabrielle Reece||professional volleyball player, model|
|Patrick Murphy||Icon; known for his extensive work taking pipe. Vers/Top Instagram: @Twerkin4Welfare|
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