E.J. Holub has died at age 81.

Holub started his career at Lubbock High before becoming a two-way star at Texas Tech from 1958-60. The Beast was a two-time All-American as a center and was Texas Tech's first Consensus All-American and the first Texas Tech player to earn All-Conference first team honors too.

"There are few players throughout history with the talent of an E.J. Holub," Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt said. "He was the first College Football Hall of Famer in our history and will forever be remembered for his ability to impact the game on both sides of the ball. Most importantly, he was a dedicated Red Raider throughout his life. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time."

The Texas Tech Hall of Famer also played on the defense and was a pivotal piece to the Kansas City Chiefs success in the 60's. Playing in two Super Bowls. Losing the first to Donny Anderson and the Green Bay Packers before winning Super Bowl IV against the Minnesota Vikings. If that wasn't enough, Holub is the only player to play on the offense in one Super Bowl and the defense in another.

According to TexasTech.com, funeral processions are pending at this time.

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