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Steve Van Buren

Steve Van BurenAKA Stephen W. Van Buren

Born: 28-Sep-1920
Birthplace: La Ceiba, Honduras
Died: 23-Aug-2012
Location of death: Lancaster, PA
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Football

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Philadelphia Eagles, NFL Hall-of-Famer

One of the biggest NFL stars of the 1940s, and the first Philadelphia Eagle to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A first-round draft pick in 1944, by 1945 Van Buren led the league in rushing, scoring, and kickoff returns. He brought the Eagles to win the NFL Championships in 1948 and 1949. Playing in a pre-television era, his salary topped out at $15,000. He suffered from dementia for several years prior to his death in 2012.

Brother: Steve Van Buren (NFL player)
Wife: Grace Hewson (d., four daughters)
Daughter: Gail Grace Nordskog
Daughter: Grace Polivka
Daughter: Lynare Pipitone
Daughter: Valerie Van Buren Roche (b. 14-Apr-1955, d. 31-Dec-2008)

    High School: Easton High School, New Orleans, LA
    University: Louisiana State University

    Pro Football Hall of Fame 1965

    SPORTS FRANCHISE HISTORY
    Philadelphia Eagles HB (1944-51)


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