The NFL lost one of its true visionaries on Tuesday as the legendary Steve Sabol passed away at the age of 69 after losing his battle with brain cancer. The son of NFL Films founder Ed Sabol, Steve took over as NFL Films president in 1985. He won over 40 Emmy awards and played a tremendous role in making the NFL the must-see TV event that it is today. Chairman/CEO Jeffrey Lurie is one of those who will miss Sabol's presence.
"Steve Sabol was one of the most influential and innovative people in the NFL community. Football benefitted so much from his unique vision and incredible ability to bring fans closer to the action. He was also a joy to be around, an endless source of energy and ideas," Lurie said. "All of us at the Eagles will miss him, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."
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