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People 23 Hall of Famers

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James Holzhauer

Professional sports gambler

Won $2,464,216 on 'Jeopardy!'

Ed Krol

Internet Hall of Famer

‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Internet’ author

Jenna Hall

Illinois Athletics HOF

Ohio State assistant coach

Deon Thomas

UI's career scoring leader

Basketball radio analyst

Lou Henson

Winningest basketball coach

423-224, 11 NCAA bids

Dick Butkus

UI retired his No. 50

Pro, College Football HOF

Jenny McGaffigan

Former UI tennis star

John Deere

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An education that proves your purpose

Nancy Thies Marshall

1972 Olympic gymnast

Illini Athletics HOF

Ashley Berggren

Illinois Athletics HOF

Now living in London

Yoshi Hayasaki

USA Gymnastics HOF

Won ’89 NCAA title

John Schlitt

Original lead vocalist

Head East

Perdita Felicien

2-time Summer Olympian

Illini Athletics HOF

Chuck Bowsher

U.S. comptroller general

Reagan appointee (1981-96)

Mary Eggers Tendler

Illini Athletics HOF

Volleyball coach, Elon

Darrin Fletcher

14-year MLB catcher

Illini Athletics HOF

Don Scifres

Laser physics pioneer

UI Engineering HOF

Mannie Jackson

Basketball Hall of Famer

CEO, Harlem Globetrotters

Jean Driscoll

8 Boston Marathon wins

USOC Hall of Famer

Tonja Buford-Bailey

3-time Olympian

1992 NCAA hurdles champ

Annie Crawley

Underwater photographer

Women Divers Hall of Famer

Larry McCarren

Packers Hall of Famer

All-Big Ten center

Steve Kang

Former UI engineering dean

Silicon Valley Hall of Famer

John Cioffi

‘The father of DSL’

Internet Hall of Famer

Paul Ingrassia

Shared 1993 Pulitzer for beat reporting

Died in 2019 at age 69