Ohio State football Hall of Famer No. 8: Ed Sabol
This is the only former Ohio State football player on our list that did not make the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a player or as a coach. Ed Sabol played for the Buckeyes in the late 1930s but did not continue his football career after that. He pursued film instead.
Sabol is credited with creating NFL Films and establishing that as one of the best pieces of media in all of sports. NFL Films did a great job of documenting the league’s accomplishments and the great players and coaches who have passed through it.
Because of his contributions to the game of football, Sabol was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011 as a special contributor. It makes all the sense in the world that he got in. Without him, you wouldn’t see all of the old highlights of the players who played before the internet was around.
Sabol’s legacy will continue to live on as long as pro football is continued to be played. NFL Films still does a great job of chronicling past champions and the great players that we have today. Without him, none of that would have been possible.
The next player on our list is one of the most talented receivers to ever pass through Ohio State.