Steve Sabol: Great Loss to the NFL


NFL Films President, Steve Sabol lost his battle with brain cancer. He passed away on Tuesday and will forever be a remembered for his contributions to sports broadcasting. His impact of football and sports in general changed the way we view game highlights.

There was an outpouring of emotion and condolences from those in the industry.

Terrell Owens (via Twitter): RIP Steve Sabol. I was fortunate 2 work w/Steve during my tenure w/the SF 49ers. Thanks 4 the memories then & now & those 2 come...

Jamal Anderson (via Twitter): R.I.P. Steve Sabol. The game wouldn't be the same without your vision, hard work, and love. From my childhood, to my Super Bowl, Thank you!

Barry Sanders (via Twitter): I am greatly saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Sabol. I would like to send my most heartfelt condolences to the Sabol family.

Pete Carroll (via Twitter): Sad to hear about the passing of Steve Sabol, the president and co-founder of NFL Films. Sending condolences to his family and friends.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: 'Steve Sabol was the creative genius behind the remarkable work of NFL Films. 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.'

NFL Players Assn. executive director DeMaurice Smith: "Steve Sabol leaves a lasting impact on the National Football League that will be felt for a long time to come. His vision and innovation helped make him a pioneer the likes of which the NFL has never seen before and won't see again.'

Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney II: "The impact that Steve Sabol and his father, Ed, have had on the NFL in creating and growing NFL Films will continue to be enjoyed for years to come by NFL fans everywhere. He was a genius in his work.'

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