07/09/2012 01:29 am ET

Norman Sas Dead: Man Who Invented Electric Football Game Dies At 87

Norman Sas, a former longtime resident of Alpine, invented Electric Football in 1948 and introduced it a year later. But it wasn’t until 1967, when he signed a deal with NFL Properties, the National Football League’s product licensing division, that the plastic players represented actual NFL teams and Electric Football really took off.

Mr. Sas died June 28 at age 87.

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