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Inducted September 23, 2001
 
Bob Hayes

Bob Hayes, WR from Florida A&M, was a World Class sprinter and won the gold medal in the 100 meter dash and the 4x100 meter relay at the 1964 Summer Olympic games held in Tokyo, Japan. "Bullet" Bob was then chosen by the Dallas Cowboys at the 1964 draft in the 7th round. Bob was a future pick, with one year of college eligibility left, and not eligible to play until the 1965 season. When he was eligible to play, he changed the game. Defenses could not cover Hayes man-to-man, so zone defenses were designed to try and stop the world class sprinter. Bullet Bob averaged over 20 yards per catch his 1st six seasons, and recorded double digit TDs in five of those six years. Bob is still the only person in history who has a Super Bowl Ring and a Olympic Gold medal. Bob played in the NFL for 11 seasons, 10 with the Cowboy and his final season in 1975 with the San Francisco 49ers. Bob finished his career with 371 catches, 7,414 yards and 71 TDs. Bob Hayes was inducted into the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor in September 2001 just one year before his death on September 18, 2002. Finally, after a long overdue wait, Bob Hayes will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with the class of 2009.

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