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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Steve Van Buren

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Steve Van Buren Marker image. Click for full size.
July 16, 2016
1. Steve Van Buren Marker
Inscription.
Louisiana State University, 1941-43
Philadelphia Eagles, 1944-51

A native of Honduras, Steve Van Buren was orphaned when he was young and sent to New Orleans. He earned a scholarship at LSU where he played three seasons and earned All-SEC honors. Philadelphia's No. 1 pick in the 1944 NFL draft, he played eight seasons for the Eagles and was named All-NFL six straight years. He won the NFL rushing title four times, twice rushing for more than 1,000 yards, and recorded a rare "triple crown" in 1945 as he led the league in rushing, scoring and kickoff returns. Van Buren led Philadelphia to three straight division championships and the NFL title in 1948 and 1949.
 
Erected by Pro Football Hall Of Fame Class of 1965.
 
Location. 30° 24.797′ N, 91° 11.007′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of North Stadium Road and Powerhouse Lane, on the right when traveling east on North Stadium Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jim Taylor (here, next to this marker); Y.A. Title (here, next to this marker); Chellis "Mike" Chambers
LSU Pro Hall of Famers Wall image. Click for full size.
July 16, 2016
2. LSU Pro Hall of Famers Wall
(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sid Fournet (about 700 feet away); Ken Kavanaugh, Sr. (about 700 feet away); Gaynell "Gus" Tinsley (about 700 feet away); Marvin "Moose" Stewart (about 700 feet away); Roy "Moonie" Winston (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Categories. Sports
 
 
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