Steve Van Buren's Career Highlights

All-NFL: 1944 (AP) • 1945 (AP, UPI, IN, NY, PF, HA) • 1946 (NY) • 1947 (UPI, NY PF) • 1948 (UPI, IN, NY, PF) • 1949 (UPI, NY)

 

 

All-NFL Second Team: 1944 (UPI, NY) • 1946 (UPI, PF) • 1950 (UPI, NY)

 

 

All-Pro: 1947 (AP) • 1948 (AP, SN) • 1949 (AP, IN)

None (note: the Pro Bowl was not played from 1943-1950.)

(at time of his retirement following 1951 season)

• [1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Career – 1,320
• [1st] Most Rushing Yards, Career – 5,860
• [1st] Most Rushing Yards, Season – 1,146 (1949)
• [1st] Most Touchdowns, Season – 18 (1945)
• [2nd] Most Rushing Attempts, Season – 263 (1949)
• [2nd] Most Touchdowns, Career – 77
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Rushing Attempts, Game – 35 (vs. N.Y. Bulldogs, Nov. 20, 1949)

Eagles' records held by Van Buren
(Records through the 1951 season, Van Buren's last season with Philadelphia)

 

 

• [1st] Most Rushing Yards, Season – 1,146 (1949)
• [1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Season – 263 (1949)
• [1st] Most Touchdowns, Season – 18 (1945)
• [1st] Most Points Scored, Season – 110 (1945)
• [1st] Most Rushing Yards, Game – 205 (vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 27, 1949)
• [1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Game – 35 (vs. N.Y. Bulldogs, Nov. 20, 1949)
• [1st] Most Rushing Yards, Career – 5,860
• [1st] Most Rushing Attempts, Career – 1,320
• [1st] Most Touchdowns, Career – 77
• [1st] Most Points, Career – 464
• [Tied for 1st] Most Kickoff Returns, Season – 14 (1948)
• [2nd] Most Rushing Yards, Season – 1,008 (1947)
• [2nd] Most Rushing Attempts, Season – 217 (1947)
• [2nd] Most Kickoff Returns, Season – 13 (1947)
• [2nd] Most Rushing Yards, Game – 174 (vs. N.Y. Bulldogs, Nov. 20, 1949)
• [2nd] Most Rushing Attempts, Game – 29 (vs. Washington, Nov. 21. 1948)
• [2nd] Longest Run From Scrimmage – 77 (vs. Brooklyn, Nov. 4, 1944)
• [Tied for 2nd] Most Touchdowns, Game – 3 (vs. Boston, Dec. 9, 1945)
• [3rd] Most Passes Intercepted, Season – 5 (1944)
• [3rd] Longest Run From Scrimmage – 77 (vs. Oct. 14, 1944)
• [3rd] Longest Kickoff Return – 98 (vs. New York, Dec. 2, 1945)

 

 

League Statistical Championships
Rushing Titles: 1945, 1947, 1948, 1949
Scoring Titles: 1945
Punt Return Titles: 1944
Kickoff Return Titles: 1945
Touchdown Titles: 1945, 1947

Team Statistical Championships
Rushing Titles: 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949
Scoring Titles: 1945, 1947, 1949
Punt Return Titles: 1944, 1945
Kickoff Return Titles: 1944, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949
Touchdown Titles: 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949

• 1940s All-Decade Team
• 75th Anniversary All-Time Team
• 75th Anniversary All-Two-Way Team

Year Team W T L Division Finish
1944 Philadelphia Eagles 7 1 2 (2nd)
1945 Philadelphia Eagles 7 3 0 (2nd)
1946 Philadelphia Eagles 6 5 1 (2nd)
1947 Philadelphia Eagles 8 4 0 (1st)
1948 Philadelphia Eagles 9 2 1 (1st)
1949 Philadelphia Eagles 11 1 0 (1st)
1950 Philadelphia Eagles 6 6 0 (3rd)
1951 Philadelphia Eagles 4 8 0 (5th)

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