Today, Steve Sabol, the President of NFL Films, passed away at the age of 69. Sabol had been battling brain cancer for 18 months.
For five decades, Sabol revolutionized the way America watched football. His creativity and insight earned him countless accolades, including 35 Emmys in categories such as writing, cinematography, directing, producing, and editing.
“Steve Sabol was the creative genius behind the remarkable work of NFL Films,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “Steve’s passion for football was matched by his incredible talent and energy. Steve’s legacy will be part of the NFL forever. He was a major contributor to the success of the NFL, a man who changed the way we look at football and sports, and a great friend.”