Bob Eccles was an active participant in both football and hockey at Carleton, excelling particularly in football. He was first draft choice (second overall) of the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1971; in 1970 he was selected as the top representative of amateur football in the Ottawa area by the Association of Canadian Travellers (A.C.T.); and in 1969 was selected as an All-Canadian by Sport Canada magazine. He was a league All-Star for three years, twice winner of the Old Crows Society Outstanding Player Award, and a recipient of both the Doug Banton Award (1969/70) and the Jack Vogan Award (1971/72). He was defensive captain of the Ravens from 1969 through 1971, and his career record of 121 yards-returned-on-interceptions stands as second overall in the Carleton record book. After graduation he was active in the Old Crows Society and was Carleton’s football field announcer for 10 years.