• At the 1964 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, Hayes had his finest hour as a sprinter. First, he won the 100m and in doing so tied the then world record in the 100 m with a time of 10.06 seconds, even though he was running in lane 1 which had, the day before, been used for the 20 km racewalk and this badly chewed up the cinder track. He was also running on borrowed spikes because one of his shoes had been kicked under the bed when he was playing with some friends and he didn't realize it until he got there. This was followed by a second gold medal in the 4×100 meter relay, which also set a new World Record.

  • Robert Lee Hayes, nicknamed "Bullet Bob", was an Olympic gold medalist sprinter who then became an American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. Bob Hayes is the only athlete to win both an Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl ring. Hayes played for the Cowboys from 1965 to 1974. He dominated at the wide receiver position, and there was a reason why they called him ‘Bullet'. Hayes is also infamous for two events involving the NFL championship games in 1966 and 1967, both against the Packers. In the 1966 game, on the last meaningful play of the game, Hayes missed an assignment to block linebacker Dave Robinson, which resulted in Don Meredith nearly being sacked by Robinson and, as a result, throwing a desperation pass into the end zone that was intercepted by Tom Brown. In the 1967 NFL championship, the "Ice Bowl", played on New Year's Eve, 1967, Hayes was alleged to have inadvertently disclosed whether the upcoming play was a pass or, because. During running plays, he kept his hands inside his pants to keep them warm. and the Green Bay defense knew they didn't need to cover him

  • Sadly, On September 18, 2002, Hayes died in his hometown, Jacksonville of kidney failure, after battling prostate cancer and liver ailments.

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