Bob Eichholtz earned four varsity football letters over six years, 1951-56. He was a top performer for the Bulldogs for three seasons, helping the Bulldogs to conference titles in 1952 and 1953. He then left the team before his senior year to join the Navy. The talented lineman returned to Butler in 1956 and helped the Bulldogs to a 6-2 record. He was named the team's captain and Most Valuable Player in that return season.