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2 months 2 weeks ago #23771 by porthawk
I knew about Paul Rudd and Rob Riggle, but did not know about Scott Bakula and Mandy Patankin (Inigo Montoya from the Princess Bride)
www.theodysseyonline.com/famous-jayhawks

And also didn't know about Don Johnson
www.theodysseyonline.com/famous-jayhawks
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2 months 2 weeks ago #23792 by HawkErrant
This is the list I always go to regarding notables (not just celebrities) with KU connections.

Wikipedia: List of University of Kansas People

It's a pretty impressive list for ol' KU, and even then it leaves out some notables in athletics who were stars in their day, including a few NFL players that I remember quite well.

Pittsburgh Steeler TE Larry Brown (1971-84; a stalwart with 4 SB rings and 3 Pro Bowl appearances; a member of the Steelers All-time Team)
LA Rams defensive back Leroy Irvin (4x All-Pro; with LA 1980-89).

Star NFLers not in the list from before my time?

Otto Schnellbacher AA 1947; all-pro DB with NY Giants
Oliver Spencer AA 1952; played OL for Green Bay and Detroit
George Mrkonic AA 1951; played OL with Philadelphia and in the CFL
Mike McCormack AA HM 1950; NFL HoF OL with Cleveland, called "finest offensive lineman I've ever coached" by Paul Brown;
NFL coach; helped establish the Carolina Panthers.
Galen Fiss KU: 1950-52; 2x AllPro LB (1962,63) with the Cleveland Browns, NFL champion 1964

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2 months 3 days ago #23858 by porthawk
Wow...that really is a comprehensive list, HE.
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