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Eagles Great Steve Van Buren Passes Away at Age 91

Steve Van Buren, one of the greatest Eagles in franchise history, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the fearless running back on the Birds’ 1948 and 1949 NFL championship teams, died Thursday evening at the age of 91.

Van Buren died of pneumonia in Lancaster, Pa., according to the Eagles.

“On the field and off, as a player, a leader and a man, Steve Van Buren embodied the finest characteristics of our city and our sport,” Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. “He was a friend and an inspiration to generations of fans, and the model of what an Eagle should be.”

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2 Responses to “Eagles Great Steve Van Buren Passes Away at Age 91”

  1. tval says:

    a beast!! plain & simple…time for a title run in his & garretts names!! jerome & reggie too!

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