Steve Van Buren

Halfback

“Supersonic Steve”

Steve Van Buren

8 seasons
5,860 yards rushing
464 points scored
6 All-NFL
523 yards recieving

8

seasons

5,860

yards rushing

464

points scored

6

All-NFL

523

yards recieving
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"I made a lot of long runs. I ran from scrimmage and I ran back kicks and I played safety and ran back passes…I’d just love to run against these four-man lines they have nowadays.”

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(Louisiana State)...6'0'', 200...Stephen Wood Van Buren  ...  No. 1 draft pick, 1944 ... All-NFL six straight years  ...  Provided Eagles a battering-ram punch ...  Won NFL rushing title four times  ...  1944 punt return, 1945 kickoff return champ  ...  Scored only TD in 7-0 title win, 1948  ...  Rushed for then-record 196 yards in 1949 finale  ...  Career mark: 5860 yards rushing, 464 points scored. . .Surpassed 1,000 yards in rushing twice  ...  Born December 28, 1920, in La Ceiba, Honduras  ... Died August 23, 2012, at age of 91.