NFL Films President Steve Sabol Passes

February 5, 2011; Dallas, TX, USA; Steve Sabol, son of Ed Sabol (not pictured), talks during a press conference after being named into the NFL Hall of Fame class of 2011 at the Super Bowl XLV media center. Ed was named into the Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Steve Sabol and his father Ed have been as iconic to the NFL as the NFL crest itself.  Today, after a long battle with cancer, Steve Sabol has passed away.

“Steve was the creative genius behind NFL Films’ remarkable work,” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday in an email to NFL personnel. “Steve’s passion for football was matched only by his talent and energy. He was a major contributor to the success of the NFL, a man who changed the way we looked at football and sports, and a great friend. His legacy is assured.

“Steve was an incredible visionary. He spent 50 years at the NFL and changed the way we see pro football. So when you’re watching the games this week, it’s worth remembering just how much Steve contributed to the way we think, see, and love our game.”

Easily one of the most recognizable faces and voices in the NFL, Sabol’s legacy in the NFL will never go unnoticed or under appreciated.

Rest in peace Mr. Sabol.

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