E.J. Holub, 1938–2019

September 23rd, 2019
E.J. Holub. (lisdhallofhonor.com)

E.J. Holub, 81, Texas Tech’s legendary football Hall of Fame player, who went on to play for the Dallas Texans and the Kansas City Chiefs, and bred and showed cutting horses, when he retired, passed away on Saturday, September 21.

Born in Schulenburg, Tex., Holub grew up in Lubbock, where as an All-Star player for Lubbock High School, he attracted scholarship offers from Notre Dame and Texas A&M, among other schools, according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal. When Holub graduated from Texas Tech, his jersey number was permanently retired.

Holub, who was inducted into the Kansas City Chiefs’ Hall of Fame in 1976, played linebacker for the Chiefs from 1961 through 1967, and center from 1968-1970, and was the first player to start in the Super Bowl at two different positions.

The hands-on owner of ranches in Texas and Oklahoma, Holub trained and showed as an NCHA Open rider and earned his largest check when he placed eighth on Playboys Habit in the 1985 NCHA Super Stakes. He also bred the Docs Stylish Oak daughter Style O Bar, who won the 20002 NCHA Super Stakes Classic Open with Todd Bimat and the 1999 Memphis Futurity Non-Pro with Charles Spence.

Services are pending.