Alumni Profiles

Arizona State University is a community of action figures - passionate, intelligent people acting in their local, national and global communities to resolve some of the world's most challenging issues. Sun Devil alumni are also active in cultural, sports and arts endeavors, making an indelible impact wherever they go.

Currently, there are more than 360,000 Sun Devils living across the country and around the world. Here are brief biographical sketches of a few of ASU's best known alumni.

jeff (pendergraph) ayres '08 b.s.Jeff Pendergraph is a professional basketball player in the NBA. He began playing basketball as a forward at Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., and came to ASU to play on the men’s basketball team. Pendergraph had a stunning...Read more

isaiah mustafa '97 b.a.Isaiah Mustafa is a former NFL practice squad wide receiver and currently works as an actor. Mustafa was born in Portland, Ore., and came to Arizona State University on a football scholarship. He started as a wide receiver for the...Read more

phil mickelson '92 b.a.Phil Mickelson is a professional golfer who plays on the PGA circuit. Originally from San Diego, Calif., Mickelson arrived at Arizona State University on a full-ride scholarship to play golf, and graduated in 1992 after studying psychology. During his time...Read more

Al Michaels '66 B.A.Al Michaels is a television broadcaster and a sports play-by-play commentator who spent almost 30 years with ABC Sports. Michaels was originally from New York City but moved to Los Angeles when he was young and attended Arizona State University,...Read more

ruth mcgregor '74 J.D.Ruth McGregor was a justice of the Arizona Supreme Court from 1998 to 2009, serving as chief justice for the court for a term that ended with her retirement. She received her law degree from Arizona State University in 1974,...Read more

randall mcdaniel '02 b.s.Randall McDaniel’s athletic prowess became evident early in his life. He was a three-year varsity football and basketball starter at Agua Fria High School in Avondale, Ariz. At ASU, he played on the Sun Devils offensive line and was named...Read more

ladimir "ladmo" kwiatkowski '53 b.a.“Ladmo,” as Ladimir Kwiatkowski was known, arrived at Arizona State University where he played baseball for the Sun Devils and majored in journalism in the hopes of becoming a sports broadcaster. Upon graduation from ASU in 1953, Kwiatkowski was considered...Read more

reggie jacksonReggie Jackson is best known for his time as a Major League Baseball player for the New York Yankees in the 1970s. Jackson, an athlete who excelled in both football and baseball, came to Arizona State University from Wyncote, Penn.,...Read more

Doug Hopkins '84 b.s.Doug Hopkins was best known for co-founding the Gin Blossoms, a rock band popular in the 1990s, writing songs for the band while acting as its lead guitarist. An Arizona native, Hopkins graduated from McClintock High School in 1979 and...Read more

Todd HeapAs a native of Mesa, Todd Heap graduated from Mountain View High School and was named Mountain 5A Player of the Year before arriving at Arizona State University. At ASU, Heap became the first Sun Devil tight end to earn...Read more

James HardenJames Harden, originally from Los Angeles, came to Arizona State University to play basketball in 2007. He was named an AP First-Team All American and a Pac-10 Player of the Year during his time at ASU. Harden was the third...Read more

Derrick Hall '91 B.A.A native of Los Angeles, Derrick Hall graduated from ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. After graduating, Hall continued his education, receiving a master’s degree from Ohio University...Read more

Temple Grandin '75 m.s.Temple Grandin is a doctor of animal science, a consultant to the livestock industry and a best-selling author. Grandin is originally from Boston, Mass., and became interested in animal-science and animal welfare in college. She graduated with a master’s degree...Read more

Lt. Gen. (ret.) John Goodman '71 b.s.Lt. Gen. (Ret.) John Goodman attended Arizona State University and was the starting quarterback for the Sun Devils under the legendary Frank Kush in 1965 and 1966. He then joined the United States Army in 1967 where he served in...Read more

herman frazier '77 b.s.Herman Frazier is known for winning a gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games as a member of the American 4 x 400 meter relay team. Frazier came to Arizona State University and became a All-American sprinter. He was the...Read more

christine devine '87 b.a.Editor's Note: She anchors the weeknight newscasts on KTTV FOX 11 at 10 p.m. and KCOP Channel 13 at 11 p.m. She has won a total of 16 Emmy Awards for her work. Devine has covered presidential elections, the 1992...Read more

Tony Carrillo '04 b.f.a.Tony Carrillo is well known for his quirky comic strip, “F Minus,” which is syndicated in 150 newspapers across the world. A Tempe native, Carrillo is a graduate of McClintock High School and started the comic strip during his sophomore...Read more

Amanda Brown '93 b.a.A native of Arizona, Amanda Brown is best known as the author of the novel, “Legally Blonde,” which was later adapted into a movie and a musical. Brown is the daughter of the late Jack Brown, who founded the successful...Read more

Bob Breunig '77 b.s.Bob Breunig, an All-American fullback football player and wrestling heavyweight champion who attended Phoenix’s Alhambra High School, was signed by Arizona State University to wrestle and play Sun Devil football. During his time at ASU, Breunig won the Western Athletic...Read more

Eric Anzalone '12 B.A.Editor's note: Eric Anzalone is a singer, actor and writer best known for portraying the leatherman/biker character in the musical group the Village People. Anzalone grew up in Watertown, N.Y., and Santa Barbara, Calif., and studied theater and music at...Read more