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Bob Hayes

Athletics sprinter

Died when: 59 years 272 days (716 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius


Bob Hayes

Robert Lee "Bullet Bob" Hayes (December 20, 1942 – September 18, 2002) was an Olympic gold medalist sprinter who then became an American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys (for 11 seasons).

Bob Hayes is the only athlete to win both an Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl ring.An American track and field athlete, he was a two-sport stand-out in college in both track and football at Florida A&M University.

Hayes was enshrined in the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor in 2001 and was selected for induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in January 2009.

Hayes is the second Olympic gold medalist to be inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, after Jim Thorpe.

He once held the world record for the 70-yard dash (with a time of 6.9 seconds).He also is tied for the world's second-fastest time in the 60-yard dash.He was once considered the "world's fastest human" by virtue of his multiple world records in the 60-yard, 100-yard, 220-yard, and Olympic 100-meter dashes.

He was inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame.

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