Steve Van Buren, the great halfback who led the Eagles to NFL championships in 1948 and ’49, died Thursday night in Lancaster, Pa. He was 91.
Van Buren played eight seasons for the Eagles and was the first player in franchise history to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame (1965). He is the only Eagle ever to lead the league in rushing, and he accomplished the feat four times.
“Steve was as good as any running back who ever played,” said Pete Pihos, a star end on those great Eagles teams. “He did things that were just unbelievable.”
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