(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)
(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

An NFL great who never played a game has died.

FOX News Radio's Kerin McCue has the story: 

Ed Sabol, a name familiar to countless millions of pro-football fans, has died. A self-described "amateur filmmaker", in 1964, Sabol began to revolutionize the world of sports broadcasting through the company he founded, NFL Films.

Working with his son, Steve, the innovations we take for granted today began to take shape; super slow motion replays, reverse angle shots, mics on players and coaches, and the voice of the late John Facenda.

Ed Sabol won 52 Emmy Awards and is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He died at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was 98.

Kerin McCue, FOX News Radio.