Thomas Eichelberger was a member of Frederick High School’s 1946 and 1947 football teams, which reintroduced the sport to FHS after a 25-year absence. He earned varsity letters in three sports: basketball, baseball, and football. Known as a hard running back who many times ran over tacklers rather than side-step them, Eichelberger played both ways, scoring a season record nine touchdowns. He moved on to play semi-pro football with the Porter Redskins and the VFW, gaining a reputation as a hard-nose player who never backed down from anyone, regardless of size. In later years, Eichelberger coached Little League baseball, receiving a plaque for his many years of dedicated service to youth. He was a natural- born leader.