Who went to Maryland? Check out these big names

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Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten sports fans probably know that Gary Williams is a Maryland graduate. Boomer Esiason, too. But did you know David Simon, the creator of “The Wire,” and Jim Henson – yes, that Jim Henson – are Terps, too? See some of the school’s most notable alumni in this post.

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Jim Henson ’60, home economics
Creator, the Muppets

Connie Chung ’69, journalism
Emmy-winning journalist

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Robert Basham ’70, business administration
Co-founder, Outback Steakhouse, Bonefish Grill, Carrabba’s Italian Grill


Larry David ’70, history
Co-creator, “Seinfeld,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

David Simon ’83, undergraduate studies
Creator, “Homicide: Life on the Street” and “The Wire”

Kevin Plank ’97, business administration
Founder & CEO, Under Armour

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