Discover the notable alumni of Ohio State University. The list includes people like Jesse Owens, Kirk Herbstreit, Jack Nicklaus, Roy Lichtenstein & Jayaprakash Narayan. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as sportspersons, writers, media personalities, intellectuals & academics and business people etc.
Jesse OwensJesse Owens
12 September 1913, American
 
Jack NicklausJack Nicklaus
21 January 1940, American
Golfer

Richard LewisRichard Lewis
29 June 1947, American
Comedian & Actor

Kirk HerbstreitKirk Herbstreit
19 August 1969, American
Football Commentator

Adnan KhashoggiAdnan Khashoggi
25 July 1935, Saudi Arabian
Businessman

Roy LichtensteinRoy Lichtenstein
27 October 1923, American
Painter, Sculptor
R. L. StineR. L. Stine
08 October 1943, American
 

Floriana LimaFloriana Lima
26 March 1981, American
Actress

Harlan EllisonHarlan Ellison
27 May 1934, American
Writer
Howard DeutchHoward Deutch
14 September 1950, American
Director

Jayaprakash NarayanJayaprakash Narayan
11 October 1902, Indian
Political Leaders
Curtis LemayCurtis Lemay
15 November 1906, American
U. S. Air Force General During World War II

Melina KanakaredesMelina Kanakaredes
23 April 1967, American
Actress

Larry SangerLarry Sanger
16 July 1968, American
Co-Founder of Wikipedia

Paul BrownPaul Brown
07 September 1908, American
American Football Coach

Woody HayesWoody Hayes
14 February 1913, American
American Football Player and Coach
Jack BuckJack Buck
21 August 1924, American
Sportscaster

James ThurberJames Thurber
08 December 1894, American
Cartoonist, Author, Journalist & Playwright

Ted Ginn Jr.Ted Ginn Jr.
12 April 1985, American
American Football Player

Meshulam RiklisMeshulam Riklis
02 December 1923, Israeli, Turkish, American
Businessman
Berenice AbbottBerenice Abbott
17 July 1898, American
American photographer

Ammon HennacyAmmon Hennacy
24 July 1893, American
Christian Anarchist, Social Activist
William Alfred FowlerWilliam Alfred Fowler
09 August 1911, American
Nuclear Physicist and Astrophysicist

Paul Flory Paul Flory
19 June 1910, American
Chemist

Charles F. KetteringCharles F. Kettering
29 August 1876, American
Inventor, Engineer & Businessman
Drue ChrismanDrue Chrisman
 , American
American football player

Urban MeyerUrban Meyer
10 July 1964, American
American football player
Jim JordanJim Jordan
17 February 1964, American
Politician

Dwayne HaskinsDwayne Haskins
03 May 1997, American
American football player

Patricia Helen HeatonPatricia Helen Heaton
04 March 1958
 
Greg OdenGreg Oden
22 January 1988, American
Basketball player

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Chase YoungChase Young
14 April 1999, American
American football player
Bob KnightBob Knight
25 October 1940, American
Basketball coach, Basketball player

Robert Montgomery KnightRobert Montgomery Knight
25 October 1940, American
 

Antoine Winfield Sr.Antoine Winfield Sr.
24 June 1977, American
American football player

Mike Conley, Jr.Mike Conley, Jr.
11 October 1987, American
 
D'Angelo RussellD'Angelo Russell
23 February 1996, American
Basketball player
Sherrod BrownSherrod Brown
09 November 1952, American
Politician

A. J. HawkA. J. Hawk
06 January 1984, American
American football player

Mike VrabelMike Vrabel
14 August 1975, German, American
American football coach

Anthony GonzalezAnthony Gonzalez
18 September 1984, American
U.S. Representative
Michael Thomas (wide receiver, born 1993)Michael Thomas (wide receiver, born 1993)
03 March 1993, American
American football player

Tate MartellTate Martell
26 January 1998, American
American football player

Clark KelloggClark Kellogg
02 July 1961, American
Basketball player, Sports commentator

Kim DealKim Deal
10 June 1961, American
Singer

Nick SwisherNick Swisher
25 November 1980, American
Baseball Player
Jean PetersJean Peters
15 October 1926, American
Actress

Cardale JonesCardale Jones
29 September 1992, American
American football player
Eddie GeorgeEddie George
24 September 1973, American
American Football Players

Evan TurnerEvan Turner
27 October 1988, American
Basketball player

Tom CarperTom Carper
23 January 1947, American
Politician
Marshon LattimoreMarshon Lattimore
20 May 1996, American
American football cornerback

John HavlicekJohn Havlicek
08 April 1940, American
Basketball player
Malcolm JenkinsMalcolm Jenkins
20 December 1987, American
American football player

Mary OliverMary Oliver
10 September 1935, American
Poet, Writer

Mark ColemanMark Coleman
20 December 1964, American
Mixed martial artist, Amateur wrestler,

Ryan ShazierRyan Shazier
06 September 1992, American
American football player

George SteinbrennerGeorge Steinbrenner
04 July 1930, American
Businessperson
J. T. BarrettJ. T. Barrett
23 January 1995, American
American Football player

Cris CarterCris Carter
25 November 1965, American
American Football Player

Terry McLaurinTerry McLaurin
15 September 1995, American
American football player

Phil OchsPhil Ochs
19 December 1940, American
Singer
Braxton MillerBraxton Miller
30 November 1992, American
American football player

Vince EdwardsVince Edwards
09 July 1928, American
Actor
Troy SmithTroy Smith
20 July 1984, American
American Football Player

Santonio HolmesSantonio Holmes
03 March 1984, American
American football wide receiver

Terrelle PryorTerrelle Pryor
20 June 1989, American
American Football Player
James LaurinaitisJames Laurinaitis
03 December 1986, American
American football player

Orlando PaceOrlando Pace
04 November 1975, American
American football player
Denzel WardDenzel Ward
28 April 1997, American
American football player

Robert BalesRobert Bales
30 June 1973, American
Stockbroker

Jeff OkudahJeff Okudah
02 February 1999, American
American football player
Carlos HydeCarlos Hyde
20 September 1990, American
American football player

Archie GriffinArchie Griffin
21 August 1954, American
American Football Player
Eli AppleEli Apple
09 August 1995, American
American football player

Jack TatumJack Tatum
18 November 1948, American
American Football player

Jerry LucasJerry Lucas
30 March 1940, American
Basketball Player

Chris SpielmanChris Spielman
11 October 1965, American
American Football Player
Joey GallowayJoey Galloway
20 November 1971, American
American football player
Bo PeliniBo Pelini
13 December 1967, American
Sports coach

Gary LeVoxGary LeVox
10 July 1970, American
Singer

Bo SchembechlerBo Schembechler
01 April 1929, American
American football player, Sports administrator

Judith MillerJudith Miller
02 January 1948, American
Journalists
Cameron HeywardCameron Heyward
06 May 1989, American
American Football player

Jan AdamsJan Adams
21 April 1954, American
Physician

Art SchlichterArt Schlichter
25 April 1960, American
American Football player

Brian SandovalBrian Sandoval
05 August 1963, American
Politician

Barbara TuchmanBarbara Tuchman
30 January 1912, American
Historian
Donald Ray PollockDonald Ray Pollock
23 December 1954, American
Writer

Kosta KoufosKosta Koufos
24 February 1989, Greek, American
Basketball player
Lois McMaster BujoldLois McMaster Bujold
02 November 1949, American
Fiction writer

Mal WhitfieldMal Whitfield
11 October 1924, American
Officer, Middle-distance runner, Sprinter, Coach,
Lou GrozaLou Groza
25 January 1924, American
Football player
Sid GillmanSid Gillman
26 October 1911, American
Football Player

The ‘Ohio State University’ is one of the most popular institutions in the world. In 1870, it was founded as the land-grant university and was addressed as the, ‘Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College’. When the university started, it initially offered only the agriculture and mechanical subjects to the students. However under the governance of Rutherford B. Hayes, the 19th president of United States, the institution became a full-fledged establishment offering all the courses. Ever since then, this university has only see a high in life and has been ranked as the ‘third-largest university campus’ in all of United States. Apart from academics, this institution provides its student with life programs, club and recreational sports programs, and many other extra-curricular activities. They also have an exceptional sports team, which is a part of the ‘NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision’. The entire campus is covered over an area of about 2.5 miles, built so beautifully that it is a tourist attraction for most travelers. There are some exceptionally famous and notable alumni of the ‘Ohio State University’, who have made the world proud of their achievements. Not only have they upheld the name of the institution but have also made sure that they have set high standards for the further batches. Some of the known alumnus are, the famous actress, Patricia Heaton or the C.E.O of the ‘L Brands’, Les Wexner or the popular sports legend, ‘Jesse Owens’. They have worked hard and are proud pillars of the ‘Ohio State University’.