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Steve Sabol Of NFL Films Fame Passes Away

The NFL lost NFL Films President Steve Sabol today, to brain cancer.

He was 69.

Sabol, who started working for NFL Films as a camera man alongside his father Ed, won over 40 Emmy awards for his work.

Here is a bit about Sabol from

He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003. The company broke ground as the first to wire players and coaches for sound. It revolutionized how music was used with sports films. It was the first to use ground-level slow motion and montage editing in sports. So much of what we see in sports television came directly from the Sabol. He was both an artist and an executive.

NFL Films was a family company in the truest sense. That’s why it feels like the NFL is losing a member of its family today. Sabol and his father spent their lives glorifying the game above all.

In August of 2011, Sabol introduced his father Ed as he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

May he rest in peace.

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