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East-West Game Announces Hall of Fame Class
Former Texas Tech center E.J. Holub named to Class of 2008.
E.J. Holub was a two-time All-American center for the Red Raiders. He was the first player in Texas Tech football history to have his jersey number (55) retired.
Texas Tech great E.J. Holub was one of six named to the East-West Shrine Game Hall of Fame. The six new members all starred in the East-West Shrine Game as collegiate seniors.
The Class of 2008 includes Holub, Purdue’s Dave Butz, Minnesota’s Carl Eller, Forrest Gregg from SMU, Penn State’s Lenny Moore and Larry Wilson from Utah.
Holub graduated from Lubbock High School in 1957 and went on to attend Texas Tech University. As a member of the Red Raiders, Holub was a two-time All-American center, in 1959 and 1960. He was the first player in Texas Tech football history to have his jersey number (55) retired. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Honor at Texas Tech and the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame.
In 1961, the American Football League’s Dallas Texans drafted Holub. He started for the Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs as a linebacker and as a center.
He was an AFL All-Star in 1961, '62, '64, '65 and '66 and was the only player to start two Super Bowls at two different positions. He started Super Bowl I at linebacker, then started Super Bowl IV at center and was a driving force in helping the Chiefs defeat the Minnesota Vikings 23-7.