Lou Bruchey was a three-sport star at Frederick High School from 1962 to 1964. In football, he was First Team All Tri-State League quarterback and a Cadet MVP. In basketball, he averaged nearly 20 points a game. On the undefeated track team, he was a record-setting hurdler and MVP. He continued his athletic career at Gettysburg College, where he set records in both football and track. In 1966, Bruchey helped Gettysburg win the Lambert Cup for the Best Small College football team in the East. In 1967, Bruchey led Gettysburg in kick returns and interceptions (5), and was twice honorable mention in the All Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference. In a victory over Lehigh University, Bruchey recovered two fumbles and intercepted three passes, which were still a Gettysburg record as of 2006. He was an all-around athlete, an outstanding performer, and a terrific leader.