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|Date of birth:February 22, 1980|
|Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri|
|College: Arkansas–Pine Bluff|
|NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 3 / Pick: 80|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*San Diego Chargers ( 2003– 2006)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Courtney Van Buren (born February 22, 1980) is a former American football offensive tackle who played for the San Diego Chargers and the Detroit Lions. He played college football at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and graduated from Ladue Horton Watkins High School. Van Buren was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 3rd round (80th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. In 2006, he signed with the Detroit Lions for one year and sustained another severe injury to his knees, which (along with his back) were problematic throughout his career, subsequently forcing him into retirement.
Off the field
Van Buren has made occasional appearances on television and radio as a color commentator, and is also very involved in various social and political causes.
A Spring '00 initiate of the Gamma Sigma chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
Courtney's parents are famed radio personality Doug Banks and Michelle Van Buren an executive with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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