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E.J. Holub

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E. J. Holub was an American college and professional football player from Texas Tech University.

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.

Even after nine knee surgeries, Holub was a leader, a "holler guy", and he was a team player, enduring pain to lead his team. He would spend hours in the training room, watching blood and liquid drain from his knee, then go out to the field and perform as though he was physically "100 percent".

He was an American Football League All-Star in 1961, '62, '64, '65 and '66 and was the only player to start two World Championship games 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 run past Minnesota 23-7, in the last game ever played by an American Football League team. E.J. Holub is a member of the American Football League Hall of Fame.

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