Mike Marshall (inventor)

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Mike Marshall (ca. 1947 – 1975) is known for his co-invention of the sport footbag and the Hacky Sack with John Stalberger in 1972. Marshall was living in Oregon when he accidentally met Stalberger. Stalberger was trying to rehab his knee, so he exercised with Marshall, who was kicking around a homemade beanbag. Marshall died in 1975 at the age of 28 from a fatal heart attack. He was inducted into the Footbag Hall of Fame in 1997. The Footbagger of the Year award changed its name in 1990 to the Mike Marshall Award in Marshall's memory.

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