Texas Tech Football: 50 Greatest Red Raiders of all time

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Sep 12, 2015; Lubbock, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders Hall of Fame members Donny Anderson, E.J. Holub and Gabe Rivera are introduced during the game with the University of Texas at El Paso Miners at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 E.J. Holub (Center/Linebacker 1958-1960)

A two-way starter, Holub is the second greatest Red Raider in Texas Tech football history. He is the top center to ever line up for Texas Tech and a hard-hitting linebacker on defense.

An all-American in 1959 and 1960, Holub is a 1986 inductee into the College Football Hall of Fame.

The graduate of Lubbock High School, Holub was nicknamed “The Beast” for his unrelenting physical play. The cowboy hat wearing, bow-legged west Texan is the personification of Texas Tech. Tough, scrappy and relentless Holub is the embodiment of everything Texas Tech has been built on.

After college, Holub had a distinguished 10-year professional football career, most notably with the Kansas City Chiefs. A five-time American Football League all-star, Holub is a member of the Chief’s Hall of Fame.

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