Ted is a Lancaster native that made good at Franklin Marshall College. A star athlete and class president at Lancaster Boy's High School, Brubaker was known for his interest in sports. He matriculated to Franklin and Marshall in the fall of 1929. He became a three-sport man with varsity letters and all-star status in football, basketball, and golf. During his first football season, Brubaker played end on an excellent 5-1 team that finished the season with a 6-0 victory over Gettysburg before 10,000 fans at Williamson Field.
In his junior year, Brubaker was moved to the backfield where he was primarily a blocker for Hall of Famer Bill Britton '32, and shared the kicking duties. The 1931 season record was 6-2, including an exciting 14-0 loss to powerhouse Pennsylvania. In his senior year, "Brugie" played every minute of every game on offense and defense as the Diplomats went 4-2-1. Basketball was next for Ted. In the eyes of local sportswriters, basketball was Ted's best sport. In his first year, Ted led the team in scoring with 139 points in 18 games. Playing for coach J. Shober Barr, Brubaker's three years produced successful teams each season.
The 1932 team lost to Gettysburg for the Eastern League Championship. Ted was captain of the golf team for two years and was one of the most consistent players. He played to a six handicap on the tough Lancaster Country Club course. Graduating from Franklin and Marshall with a B.A. in history, Brubaker went on to earn a J.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He returned to Lancaster, where he became a partner in the successful law firm of Hartman, Underhill, and Brubaker. Retired, he continues to live in Lancaster with his wife Martha, who was inducted into the Elizabeth town College Hall of Fame last weekend.