Bill Stup took an unusual path to becoming one of Towson University’s most decorated football players. After an outstanding Frederick
High career in which he was Defensive Lineman of the Year, Frederick Touchdown Club Outstanding Player of the Year, and was All Tri-State, he by-passed college and played for the Frederick Falcons’ semi-pro team. In 1982, he played for the Chambersburg Cardinals when they won the National Semi-Pro Championship. Stup was later convinced to enroll at Towson University, where he was a standout for four years. In 1987 he was Lineman of the Year for the Tigers and in 1988 Street and Smith’s magazine named him to the All-Atlantic Coast team.