Steve Sabol

Contributor

Steve Sabol

2003 Lifetime Achievement Emmy
35 Emmy Awards
2002 Sports Executive of the Year by Sporting News
+ Add to Favorites

2003

Lifetime Achievement Emmy

35

Emmy Awards

2002

Sports Executive of the Year by Sporting News
View full stats

(Colorado College)...Joins father Ed Sabol as only third father-son duo to be elected to Hall … Began brilliant career in 1964 as cinematographer working for his father who founded NFL Films … Artistic vision behind studio that completely revolutionized how fans watched the National Football League … Under his leadership, NFL Films won over 100 Emmys … Personally, won 35 Emmys in more categories than any other person in TV history (writing, cinematography, editing, directing and producing) … He and his father received the Lifetime Achievement Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 2003 … Named the 2002 Sports Executive of the Year by Sporting News … Born October 2, 1942 in Moorestown, New Jersey … Died: September 18, 2012 at age of 69.

BIO

Steve Sabol NFL Films

Steve Sabol began his brilliant career in 1964 as a cinematographer working for his father, Ed Sabol, who founded NFL Films. He was the artistic vision behind the studio that completely revolutionized how fans watched the National Football League and set the standard in sports filmmaking.

Sabol was an All-Rocky Mountain Conference running back at Colorado College majoring in Art History and an avid movie fan. This combination gave him a unique perspective and qualification to create football movies.

Under Sabol’s leadership, NFL Films won over 100 Emmys – 35 of those Emmys were won personally by Sabol which is more than anyone else in television and in more categories than any other person in television history – writing, cinematography, editing, directing and producing. Sabol and his father received the Lifetime Achievement Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2003.

Other achievements by Sabol include: being named the 2002 Sports Executive of the Year by Sporting News; receiving the Pete Rozelle Award, which is presented each year to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the NFL and in pro football; honored by Pro Football Hall of Fame as winner of prestigious Pioneer Award for significant innovative contributions to pro football in 2007; bestowed with the March of Dimes Sports Leadership Award in 2010; inducted into Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame and Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2011; and received the Sports Business Journal’s Champions – Pioneers & Innovators in Sports Business award in 2012.

Sabol’s career at NFL Films came to an end in 2012 when he passed away on Sept. 18 in Moorestown, New Jersey at the age of 69. He joins his father Ed (Class of 2011) as only the third father-son duo to be elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame – Art and Dan Rooney; and Tim and Wellington Mara are the others.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Steve Sabol's Career Highlights

Under Sabol’s leadership, NFL Films won over 100 Emmys – 35 of those Emmys were won personally by Sabol which is more than anyone else in television and in more categories than any other person in television history – writing, cinematography, editing, directing and producing. Sabol and his father received the Lifetime Achievement Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2003.

Other achievements by Sabol include: being named the 2002 Sports Executive of the Year by Sporting News; receiving the Pete Rozelle Award, which is presented each year to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the NFL and in pro football; honored by Pro Football Hall of Fame as winner of prestigious Pioneer Award for significant innovative contributions to pro football in 2007; bestowed with the March of Dimes Sports Leadership Award in 2010; inducted into Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame and Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2011; and received the Sports Business Journal’s Champions – Pioneers & Innovators in Sports Business award in 2012.

CAREER CAPSULE

Steve Sabol's Career Capsule

Full Name: Stephen Douglas Sabol

Birthdate: October 2, 1942

Birthplace: Moorestown, New Jersey

High School: The Haverford Schoo, Haverford (PA)

Died: September 18, 2012



ENSHRINEMENT SPEECH

Steve Sabol Enshrinement Headquarters

EnshrinementPackagesWeb600

Hall of Fame Experiences’ Official Ticket Packages provide fans with VIP experiences, premium seating, and parties with Pro Football Hall of Famers.

2020 Official Enshrinement Ticket Packages are on sale now!