weather icon Mostly Clear
RJ App
Vegas News, Alerts, ePaper

NFL Films founder Ed Sabol dies at 98

Ed Sabol, a Pro Football Hall of Fame member who revolutionized the presentation of the NFL through his NFL Films productions, died Monday at age 98.

Sabol, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011, started NFL Films in 1962 and turned it into a major portal for relaying the sights and sounds of the NFL to fans. Among his innovations, Sabol presented highlights to musical accompaniment and initiated the use of microphones on players and coaches to capture the sounds of the game.

NFL Films won 52 Emmy Awards during Sabol’s run through 1995. Ed’s son, Steve, took over NFL Films in 1985. He died in 2012 at age 69.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
Sports on TV in Las Vegas

Here’s today’s local and national sports schedule, including television and radio listings.