The first Eagle ever inducted into the Hall of Fame, running back Steve Van Buren, died of pneumonia Wednesday at the age of 91, the team announced.
“Watch those old films and you know that Steve Van Buren was something special,” said Andy Reid. “He was special in person, too, humble about his own accomplishments and encouraging to others. His memory will be with Eagles fans for as long as this team takes the field.”
Van Buren, who was residing in Lancaster, is survived by three daughters, 16 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.