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Steve Van Buren

Football

Philadelphia Eagles

Played 8 seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles (1944-51)

Drafted in the 1st Round of the NFL Draft by the Eagles (1944)

Career stats: 5860 Yards Rushing, 4.4 Yards/Attempt, 70.6 Yards/Game, 69 Rushing TD, 77 TD

2 time topped 1000 yards rushing in season (1947, 1949)

Scored the only TD in the 1949 NFL Championship Game

6 times finished in the NFL Top 5 in Rushing Yards

4 times led the NFL in Rushing Yards (1945, 1947-49)

6 times finished in the NFL Top 5 in Rushing Yards / Attempt

Led the NFL in Rushing Yards / Attempt (1944)

7 times finished in the NFL Top 5 in Rushing Yards / Game

5 time NFL leader in Rushing Yards / Game (1945-49)

7 times finished in the NFL Top 5 in Rushing TD

4 time NFL leader in Rushing TD (1945, 1947-49)

6 times finished in the NFL Top 5 in TD

2 time NFL leader in TD (1945, 1947)

3 times finished in the NFL Top 5 in Points Scored

Led the NFL in Points Scored (1945)

4 times finished in the NFL Top 5 in Yards for Scrimmage

2 time NFL leader in Yards from Scrimmage (1947, 1948)

6 times finished in the NFL Top 5 in All Purpose Yards

Led the NFL in All Purpose Yards (1945)

Eagles Career Rushing TD Leader

5 time AP 1st Team All-Pro (1944-45, 1947-49)

4 time UPI 1st Team All-NFL (1945, 1947-49)

3 time UPI 2nd Team All-NFL (1944, 1946, 1950)

1st Team The Sporting News All-Pro (1948)

Holds Eagles record for Most Consecutive Games with a TD with 8 (1947)

Holds Eagles single game record for Rushing Yards with 205 (11/27/49)

Shares Eagles single game record for Rushing TD with 3 (12/9/45)

Holds Eagles single season record for Rushing TD with 15 (1945)

Holds Eagles single season record for TD with 18 (1945)

Shares Eagles single season record for Punt Return Average with 15.3 (1944)

Current rank on Eagles Career Leaders

  • 2nd in Rushing Yards [5860]
  • 1st in Rushing TD [69]
  • 2nd in TD [77]
  • 5th in Scoring [464]
  • 8th in Yards from Scrimmage [6383]
  • 1st in KO Return Average [26.7]
  • 2nd in Punt Return Average [13.9]

Established an NFL Championship Game record with 196 yards rushing (1949)

Retired as the NFL’s Career Rushing Yards Leader

Retired as the NFL’s Career Rushing TD Leader

2 time NFL Champion with the Philadelphia Eagles (1948, 1949)

Enshrined in the Eagles Honor Roll (1987)

Voted to the Eagles 75th Anniversary Team (2007)

His uniform #15 was retired by the Eagles

Member of the NFL 1940’s All-Decade Team

Member of the NFL 75th Anniversary All-Time Team

Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1965)

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