Brent Rusnak was a two-sport athlete, letting four years at safety in football and two years in basketball while serving as a team captain to both teams as a senior in 1998. On the football field, Rusnak was a four-time All-ODAC honoree, receiving First-Team honors in both 1995 and 1997. As a senior in 1997, he recorded 139 tackles, four interceptions, five pass breakups, three fumble recoveries, and one touchdown. That year, he was named First Team All-ODAC, Second Team All-South, and was named the Division II-III Defensive Back of the Year by the Richmond Touchdown Club. For his career, he recorded 316 total tackles and intercepted 14 passes.