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Sabols join Rooneys and Maras as only the third father-son duo to be elected to the Hall of Fame

Updated: May 3, 2021

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Steve Sabol, president and one of the founders of NFL Films, along with his father Ed, was among the nine Hall of Famers honored posthumously last Wednesday night in Canton, Ohio at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The ceremony was a part of the NFL Network special, "Hall of Famer Forever: Enshrinement Special," that aired on Saturday, May 1, following the conclusion of the NFL Draft.

Sabol joins his father Ed (Class of 2011) as only the third father-son duo to be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame -- Art and Dan Rooney; and Tim and Wellington Mara are the others.

Sabol was an incredible visual artist and was monumental in the growth of the National Football League, along with dad. He started in the filming industry when his father got the rights to the 1962 NFL Championship Game, played in Yankee Stadium on Dec. 30.

The company eventually grew into NFL Films, with Sabol serving mainly as a cameraman, editor, and writer in the 1960s and 1970s. When ESPN was founded in 1979, they soon signed NFL Films as a production company and Sabol became an on-air personality in the 1980s. He won an incredible 35 Emmy Awards and played a part in founding the NFL Network.

You can watch Sabol's enshrinement into football immortality in the link below.

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