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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 (14418th overall since 1950)
5-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1965

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Steve Van Buren 1947 Touchdown Log

1947 Touchdown Log: Regular Season · Playoffs

14 Touchdowns

13 Rushing, 1 Kickoff Return, 8 Go-Ahead, 1 Tying, Long of 95 yards
Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance
Eagles14
Redskins4
Packers3
Yanks3
Cardinals1
Giants1
Steelers1
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Home10
Road4
Sunday14
1st6
2nd2
3rd6
3 or fewer yards5
4-9 yards2
10-19 yards3
20-29 yards1
30 or more yards3

Regular Season

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 1 1947-09-28 PHI WAS W 45-42 2 Kickoff Return 95 Trail 10-14 Lead 17-14*
2 1 1947-09-28 PHI WAS W 45-42 3 Rushing 1 Lead 24-21 Lead 31-21
3 5 1947-10-26 PHI RAM W 14-7 1 Rushing 4 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
4 6 1947-11-02 PHI @ WAS W 38-14 3 Rushing 23 Lead 17-7 Lead 24-7
5 6 1947-11-02 PHI @ WAS W 38-14 3 Rushing 37 Lead 24-7 Lead 31-7
6 7 1947-11-09 PHI @ NYG W 41-24 1 Rushing 14 Trail 0-3 Lead 6-3*
7 8 1947-11-16 PHI BOS W 32-0 1 Rushing 3 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
8 8 1947-11-16 PHI BOS W 32-0 3 Rushing 13 Lead 20-0 Lead 26-0
9 9 1947-11-23 PHI @ BOS L 14-21 3 Rushing 10 Trail 7-14 Tied 14-14
10 10 1947-11-30 PHI PIT W 21-0 1 Rushing 2 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
11 11 1947-12-07 PHI CRD L 21-45 1 Rushing 4 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
12 12 1947-12-14 PHI GNB W 28-14 1 Rushing 1 Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
13 12 1947-12-14 PHI GNB W 28-14 2 Rushing 3 Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
14 12 1947-12-14 PHI GNB W 28-14 3 Rushing 38 Lead 14-7 Lead 21-7

Playoffs

Rk G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Type Dist Quarterback Score Before Score After
1 13 1947-12-21 PHI @ PIT W 21-0 1 Receiving 15 Tommy Thompson Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
2 14 1947-12-28 PHI @ CRD L 21-28 3 Rushing 1 Trail 7-21 Trail 14-21