Norman Sas (March 29, 1925 - June 28, 2012) was a Manhattan-born game designer and toy maker who created the unique board game Electric Football out of a vibrating sheet of metal. He served in the U.S Navy and earned degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sas was the head of Tudor Games. Tudor Metal Products first used the technology for car and horse racing games, but when Sas bought the company with a partner shortly after World War II, he focused on the increasingly-popular game of football as the vibrations tended to steer figures unpredictably into clumps that resembled a pileup at the end of a football play. The National Football League began licensing the game in 1967.