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Steve Van Buren

Stephen W. Van Buren

Position: HB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 200 lbs.

Born: December 28, 1920 in La Ceiba, Honduras
Died: August 25, 2012 in Lancaster, PA
High School: Warren Easton
College: LSU   (school history)
Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 1944 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 0 (14415th overall since 1950)
5-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1965

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Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1944+ 24 PHI KR/LH/PR 9 6 80 444 5 70 5.6 49.3 8.9 444 5 0
1945+ 25 PHI KR/LH/PR 10 9 143 832 15 69 5.8 83.2 14.3 10 123 12.3 2 44 1.0 12.3 955 17 7
1946 26 PHI KR/LH 9 8 116 529 5 58 4.6 58.8 12.9 6 75 12.5 0 33 0.7 8.3 604 5 8
1947+ 27 PHI KR/LH 12 7 217 1008 13 45 4.6 84.0 18.1 9 79 8.8 0 35 0.8 6.6 1087 13 4
1948+ 28 PHI KR/LH 11 8 201 945 10 29 4.7 85.9 18.3 10 96 9.6 0 34 0.9 8.7 1041 10 6
1949+ 29 PHI KR/LH 12 10 263 1146 11 41 4.4 95.5 21.9 4 88 22.0 1 50 0.3 7.3 1234 12 3
1950 30 PHI LH 15 10 188 629 4 41 3.3 62.9 18.8 2 34 17.0 0 29 0.2 3.4 663 4 3
1951 31 PHI LH 15 10 112 327 6 17 2.9 32.7 11.2 4 28 7.0 0 18 0.4 2.8 355 6 3
Career 83 48 1320 5860 69 70 4.4 70.6 15.9 45 523 11.6 3 50 0.5 6.3 6383 72 34

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1944+ 24 PHI KR/LH/PR 9 6 15 230 1 55 15.3 8 266 1 97 33.3 940
1945+ 25 PHI KR/LH/PR 10 9 14 154 0 24 11.0 13 373 1 98 28.7 1482
1946 26 PHI KR/LH 9 8 5 89 1 50 17.8 11 319 0 63 29.0 1012
1947+ 27 PHI KR/LH 12 7 13 382 1 95 29.4 1469
1948+ 28 PHI KR/LH 11 8 14 292 0 34 20.9 1333
1949+ 29 PHI KR/LH 12 10 12 288 0 35 24.0 1522
1950 30 PHI LH 15 10 5 110 0 26 22.0 773
Career 83 48 34 473 2 55 13.9 76 2030 3 98 26.7 8886

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1944+ 24 PHI KR/LH/PR 9 6 5 47 0 13 0
1945+ 25 PHI KR/LH/PR 10 9 1 2 0 2 0 0 7 2 -6 0
1946 26 PHI KR/LH 9 8 0 8 5 0 0
1947+ 27 PHI KR/LH 12 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 -4 0
1948+ 28 PHI KR/LH 11 8 2 32 0 20 0 0 6 4 0 0
1949+ 29 PHI KR/LH 12 10 0 3 0 0 0
1950 30 PHI LH 15 10 0 3 2 1 0
1951 31 PHI LH 15 10 0 3 0 0 0
Career 83 48 9 81 0 20 0 0 34 14 -9 0

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1944+ 24 PHI KR/LH/PR 9 6 1 35 35 0 35.0
1945+ 25 PHI KR/LH/PR 10 9 2 2 100.0%
1946 26 PHI KR/LH 9 8 1 41 41 0 41.0
Career 83 48 2 2 100.0% 2 76 41 0 38.0

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1945+ 25 PHI KR/LH/PR 10 9 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
1946 26 PHI KR/LH 9 8 1 1 100.0 35 0 0.0 0 0.0 35 35.0 35.0 35.0 3.9 118.7 0 0
1948+ 28 PHI KR/LH 11 8 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Career 83 48 1 3 33.3 35 0 0.0 0 0.0 35 11.7 11.7 35.0 0.4 78.5 0 0

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1944+ 24 PHI KR/LH/PR 9 6 5 1 1 7 42
1945+ 25 PHI KR/LH/PR 10 9 15 2 1 18 2 110
1946 26 PHI KR/LH 9 8 5 1 6 36
1947+ 27 PHI KR/LH 12 7 13 1 14 84
1948+ 28 PHI KR/LH 11 8 10 10 60
1949+ 29 PHI KR/LH 12 10 11 1 12 72
1950 30 PHI LH 15 10 4 4 24
1951 31 PHI LH 15 10 6 6 36
Career 83 48 69 3 2 3 77 2 464

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

All-Pro Teams