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NFL Films founder Ed Sabol dies at age 98
National Football League

NFL Films founder Ed Sabol dies at age 98

Published Feb. 9, 2015 6:06 p.m. ET

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL says that NFL Films founder Ed Sabol has died. He was 98.

The league said he died Monday at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Sabol was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011. During his tenure at NFL Films from 1964-1995, the organization won 52 Emmy Awards.

Working with his son, Steve, Sabol introduced a series of innovations taken for granted today, from super slow-motion replays to blooper reels to sticking microphones on coaches and players. And they hired the "Voice of God," John Facenda, to read lyrical descriptions in solemn tones.

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