10 Famous Alumni from University at Buffalo
Every college has its famous alumni. And the University at Buffalo is no exception.
The State University of New York at Buffalo, more commonly known around these parts as UB, the University at Buffalo, or SUNY-Buffalo was founded in 1846 as a private college and eventually merged with the State University of New York system in 1962.
Nowadays the university enrolls 32,347 students in 13 schools and colleges, making it the largest public university in the state of New York. With all those years and all those students that have come and gone in Amherst, we take a look at 10 famous alumni that you may not know went to UB.
Now a member of the Los Angles Chargers, He played college football at the University at Buffalo from 2010-2013 and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders with the fifth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.
He is most famous for his role as the creator and host of America's Most Wanted, which he launched after the murder of his son Adam in 1981.
Known as the host of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer on CNN, Blitzer is a journalist, television news anchor, and author who has been a CNN reporter since 1990.
An actor, screenwriter, and film director, he is probably best known for his role as "Boone" in the classic comedy Animal House. Other roles include oil company executive "Mac" MacIntyre in Local Hero, Lt. Mitch Kellaway in The Mask, and glove manufacturer Lou Levov in American Pastoral.
He attended high school in Niagara Falls, New York, before going to UB from 2006 to 2009. He went on to be drafted in the 6th round of the 2010 NFL draft by the Green Bay Packers. He was a member of their Super Bowl XLV championship team that beat the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Known as the father of modern chemotherapy, the Dana–Farber Cancer Institute is named after him.
The Voice of the Buffalo Bills from 1960 to 1971, and again from 1977 to 2003. When he finally retired, Miller was the longest-tenured commentator with one team in pro football history, spending 37 years calling Bills games.
Born in Michigan, Jarvis spent his college years at UB before going on to become an Astronaut for NASA. He, unfortunately, passed away during the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger while serving as payload specialist 1986.
Born and raised in Buffalo, Buckley attended UB before going on to become best known as the vocalist and lyricist of the Every Time I Die and the supergroup The Damned Things. He is also a published author.
Current studio host for Turner Sports coverage of the NHL. He has covered almost every sport imaginable, spending time on NBC Sports calling Notre Dame Fighting Irish football and NBC Sunday Night Football, Tour De France, college football, college basketball, and the Premier League.