Steve Van Buren Enshrinement speech
Sept. 12, 1965
Clarke Hinkle (presenter):
To sports fans everywhere I present Steve Van Buren of the Philadelphia Eagles who not only broke my ball carrying record, but he broke the hearts and bones of National Football League opponents from the years 1944 through 1951. He was five times All-Pro halfback, he lead the league in ground gaining four out of five season, he was the first player to lead the league three years in a row in ground gaining. He led the Philadelphia Eagles to three Eastern titles and two World Championships. Welcome abroad to the house of Dick McCann’s house of heroes, Steve Van Buren.
Steve Van Buren
Thank you Clarke Hinkle, I’m certainly glad to have broken your record. Since you people can’t hear too good and I’m not too good a speaker I won’t say much, but it’s a great honor to be here. The two days I’ve spent in Canton will certainly bring me back every year from now on. Thank you very much.