Chiefs Hall of Honor


E.J. Holub

E.J. Holub



Born: January 5, 1938 (Schulenburg, TX)

College: Texas Tech

Drafted: By Texans, 1961 / 1st Rd (6th overall)

Career Highlights:

  • AFL All-Star Game, 1961-62, 1964-66
  • All-AFL (linebacker), 1961-62, 1964-66
  • All-AFL (center), 1969
  • Chiefs Hall of Fame Inductee, 1976
  • College Football Hall of Fame Inductee, 1986

Sporting a Stetson hat and size 13-E cowboy boots, and generally heard before seen, E.J. Holub was the epitome of the vocal team leader. Holub, an All-American out of Texas Tech, had 13 surgeries on his knees during his career yet served as the spirit of the franchise for a decade. A five-time All-Star and five-time all AFL selection as a marauding linebacker he switched to offense after the 1967 season, and started at center from 1968-70. He remains the only player in history to start two Super Bowls on different sides of the ball. “I don’t know if anyone gave more to the team than E.J.,” said Len Dawson. “There were days he could barely walk, but when it came time to play, he was always ready.”

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