New York City New York. National Football League (NFL) Films President Steve Sabol who worked with his father Ed Sabol who was the founder of NFL Films has passed away Tuesday after a battle with brain cancer at age 69.
Sabol was diagnosed with a tumor on the left side of his brain after he suffered a seizure and was taken a hospital last year.
Steve started to work his dad in 1964. The Sabols changed the way fans would watch football by adding slow motion, microphones on the players and coaches and the pop music played during the highlights of the football games on television.
Ed Sabol was inducted to the Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 2011. The Sabols received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2003.
Steve Sabol also received the Pete Rozelle Award which is given to the person who accomplished an oustanding performance in football. The Pro Football Hall Of Fame in 2007 honored Sabol with the Dan Reeves Pioneer Award.
Steve played his college football as a running back at Colorado College while he was majoring in art history. Steve began his career at NFL Films as a cinematographer working his father. Sabol won 35 Emmy Awards for a variety of duties at NFL Films which is an amazing feat. NFL Films was known for showing the bright side of the sport of football. May Steve rest in peace at last. Thanks for the memories.
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