Dr. Lou Cole

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Lou Cole was an all-around athlete who lettered four years in track and field and three years in football. He received the Most Outstanding Athlete Award in his senior year and received National recognition in the Letterman Magazine as the first backfield football performer nationwide to bench press 400 pounds.

In 1973 he was selected to the Associated Press All-State first team in football; Prep all American Football Team 1973; The All South Eastern Conference first team as linebacker and fullback 1972 and 1973; All Anthracite Fullback and Linebacker of the Year Special Award which was given by the Reading Eagle in 1973. Lou played on consecutive Eastern Conference Championship Teams 1972 and 1973 which were undefeated in 24 games. He served as co-captain in 1973 and led the team with 61 unassisted and 73 assisted tackles. He added to his impressive statistics with pass interceptions and defensive fumble recoveries.

He was undefeated in dual meets in the Javelin in his junior and senior year. He was district champ in the shot put in 1973 and 1974 and set a shot put record of 55’5” and a javelin of 207”9”. He also participated in the state finals in the shot put and javelin in 1973/74. He was c-captain of the track team in 1974.

Lou attended Brown University where he majored in Premed. While at Brown he co-captained the varsity in his senior year. In 1976 he was the starting linebacker on Brown’s only Ivy League Championship football team. Lou was chosen twice as ECAC player of the week and was selected to the Al Ivy Football Team in 1976 and 1977.

He was nominated from Brown University for a Rhodes Scholarship and did not accept the nomination because his entrance into medical school.

Categories: 1987 Hall of Fame