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NFL Films President Steve Sabol Dies at Age 69

Posted Sep 18, 2012

Steve Sabol took over as NFL Films President in 1985 from his father Ed, who founded the company

Steve Sabol

Sabol's Obituary

NFL Films President Steve Sabol, for five decades the creative force behind the unique brand of storytelling and cinematography that brought America closer to the game of football, died today at the age of 69 after an 18-month battle with brain cancer.

“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.”