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E.J. Holub


Emil Joseph Holub, Jr.

Inducted 1986

Date of Birth



Schulenburg, TX


Texas Tech University (1958-1960)


Born in Schulenburg, Texas, E.J. Holub twice was named first-team All-America at center at Texas Tech (1959 and 1960) and was inducted into the University's Athletic Hall of Honor in 1978. Among other individual honors he has received, Holub was named by Sports Illustrated as Lineman of the Week following a 1960 performance against Baylor that saw him make 15 unassisted tackles and assist on eight others. That same year, against Arkansas, the 6-4, 215-pound Holub had 18 unassisted tackles, assisted on ten others and came up with an interception and ran 40 yards for a touchdown. Against Tulane the same year, Holub intercepted a pass and ran 28 yards to score. He attended high school in Lubbock, and the town celebrated "E.J. Holub Day" following his last college game. He was third in the voting for top lineman of the year. He played in the pros with the Kansas City Chiefs 11 years. In h fisrst seven years with the Chiefs he was a linebacker. Problems with his knees caused him to switch to center, and he played four more years. He retired from pro football after his 12th knee operation.


Height 6'4

Weight 215

Career Highlights

  • 1960 All-Conference
  • 1960 Consensus All-America
  • 1960 Heisman - Tenth
  • 1959 First Team All-America
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