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LSU is taking nominations for HALL of Fame.
The family of Ebert VanBuren, brother of Steve, would really appreciate any support in getting him into the Hall of Fame. We have been trying for years, with no luck. He is getting older, his health is declineing, and he deserves to be honored. Please write or email on behalf of Ebert Van Buren.
Here is list of his accomplishments:

Ebert is 87 and we are running out of time.
It would be great if we could get this done this year 2013.
We will need some letters from past LSU players and phone calls.
Will you be willing to help?
Can you send letters and have some of your LSU play mates help?

Here are some facts about Ebert:

• Born in British Honduras
• He and his family moved to New Orleans in 1940s
• Ebert was not an American citizen when he moved to New Orleans
• He never played high school football
• He served 4 years in the U.S. Army in WWII
• Fought again the Japanese, awarded the Bronze Medal of Honor, with 3 purple hearts, honorable discharge
• Was probably the most honored hero to enter LSU as a freshman in the history of LSU sports
• Was named to the Pro Football coaches All American Team
• Was recruited off of the New Orleans play ground to play for LSU Football
• Started 3 years at LSU 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950
• 1950 was named captain of the Cinderella team that played Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl
• 1950 was drafted by the NFL in his junior year but was declared not valid by the NFL
• 1951 was drafted by Philadelphia Eagles 1st round and also drafted by the Canadian League
• Signed with the Eagles and played 3 years, was named to the Pro Bowl in 1951 his coach removed his name and place his best friend in Ebert's place
• A graduate of LSU in physiology and received a masters degree, an honor student
• Worked as a psychologist in the prisons and military bases
• Received a PHD and is still an active psychologist in Monroe, Louisiana
• Has lived all of his life in Louisiana with the exception of the 3 years in Philadelphia and a short time in Mississippi
• Has five children, 4 girls and a son
• Attends all ceremonies at LSU when invited by the athletic office
Email Joe Alleva:

These are the people I have tried to get involved:

Ricky Chapman
LSU National L Club President
P.O. Box 25095
Baton Rouge, LA 70894-5095
(He met Ebert is 100% behind us to get him into the Hall of Fame.)

LSU National L Club
Ashley Winning
P. O. Box 25095
Baton Rouge, LA 70894-5095
(We also met her and she knows about Ebert, she said it was too late for 2009 but start now for 2010.)

LSU Athletic Department
P.O. Box 25095
Baton Rouge, LA 70894-5095
(225) 578-8001
Joe Alleva Athletic Director- (225) 578-3600
Michael Bonnette Associate AD/ Sports Information Director- (225) 578-8226

Central, LA
Member since Nov 2003
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My dad was good friends with Errol and I am friends with little Errol, Bobby and Steve (Pee Wee). Is Ebert the one who worked for Dixon Correctional in Jackson at one time and lived in a house owned by the prison in Wilson?

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