From Super Bowl champions to PGA pros and from national broadcasters to political leaders to Fortune 500 CEOs, Brigham Young University is the alma mater of many outstanding men and women. The BYU experience ensures that students are well prepared for outstanding success after graduation. Whether in academics, business, medicine, law, government, entertainment or athletics, BYU is a proven launching pad for your future dreams.
Danny Ainge: Former NBA basketball player and Phoenix Suns head coach; current executive director of basketball operations for the NBA’s World Champion Boston Celtics; named NBA Executive of the Year in 2008.
Ezra Taft Benson: President of the LDS Church from 1985-1994; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under President Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Don Bluth: Director, producer, animator of feature films and independent studio owner.
Paul D. Boyer: Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1997.
M. Anthony Burns: Former CEO and President of Ryder Systems and member of the board of directors for The Black & Decker Corporation, J.C. Penney Company, Inc., J.P Morgan Chase & Co. and Pfizer Inc.
Orson Scott Card: Author of science fiction stories, plays and books.
Jonathan C. Coon: Co-Founder/CEO of 1-800-CONTACTS.
Todd Christensen: Former All-Pro tight end; former ESPN & NBC football announcer and current sports analyst on The Mtn. sports network.
David Checketts: Former president of Madison Square Garden; owner of Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake and the NHL’s St. Louis Blues.
Jayne Clayson: Author and former Emmy award-winning CBS News Correspondent
Stephen R. Covey: Heads Covey Leadership Foundation; author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.
Mike Crapo: Current U.S. Senator for the state of Idaho.
Gary L. Crittenden: CFO of Citigroup International, Inc.
Aaron Eckhart: Golden-Globe-nominated film actor; star in Batman: The Dark Knight, No Reservations, Paycheck, Erin Brockovich among others.
Eni Fa’aua’a Hunkin Faleomavaega, Jr.: Current delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from American Samoa.
Philo T. Farnsworth: One of the fathers of television.
Frank Fredericks: Olympic sprinter; two silver medals in the ‘92 and ‘96 Olympics.
Robert C. Gay: Managing Director of Bain Capital.
Orrin G. Hatch: U.S. Senator, Utah; senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Sharlene Wells-Hawkes: 1985 Miss America and former ESPN Announcer.
John Heder: Hollywood actor; star of Napolean Dynamite, Benchwarmers.
Brett Helquist: Famous illustrator best known for his work in the children’s books A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Jared and Jerusha Hess: Award-winning screen writers/directors of Napolean Dynamite and Nacho Libre.
Ken Jennings: Record $2.52 million winner on TV’s Jeopardy!
Trevor Matich: Former BYU All-American football player and current ESPN Football Analyst with ESPN and Fox-5 in Washington D.C.
Matthew McCauley: Current CEO of children’s clothier Gymboree.
Stephenie Meyer: New York Times best-selling author of Twilight book series.
Ryan Millar: Two-time Olympian with the U.S. National Volleyball Team 2004.
Johnny Miller: Legendary professional golfer and NBC television golf analyst.
Mikel Minor: Coordinating Producer of ESPN’s SportsCenter.
Dallin H. Oaks: Former Utah Supreme Court Justice; former chair of PBS and president of BYU; a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the LDS Church.
Andy Reid: Current head coach of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles.
Shauna Rohbock: 2006 Olympic Bobsled Silver Medalist; former WUSA soccer pro; Former All-American Soccer player and All-American heptathlete at BYU.
Mitt Romney: Founder of Bain Capital and President of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympic Committee; governor of Massachusetts; 2008 U.S. Presidential Candidate.
Gordon Smith: U.S. senator from Oregon.
Kevin Towers: General Manager of Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres.
Mike Weir: 2003 Master’s champion and current PGA Tour star.
Guard Young: 2004 Olympic Silver Medallist on USA’s men’s gymnastics team.
Steve Young: Two-time NFL MVP with the San Francisco 49ers; NFL Hall of Famer and current NFL television analyst.
Michael K. Young: Former Dean of the George Washington School of Law and current president of the University of Utah.
Erin Thorn: Starting guard for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky.
Dean Wilson: PGA Tour star; currently among the top money leaders on tour.