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Encyclopedia > Bob Hayes
Bob Hayes
Date of birth December 20, 1942
Place of birth Flag of United States Jacksonville, FL
Date of death September 18, 2002 (age 59)
Place of death Jacksonville, FL
Position(s) Wide receiver
College Florida A&M
NFL Draft 1964 / Round 7/ Pick 88
Career Highlights
Pro Bowls 3
Honors Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor
Stats
Statistics
Team(s)
1965-1974
1975
Dallas Cowboys
San Francisco 49ers

Robert Lee ("Bullet Bob") Hayes (December 20, 1942 - September 18, 2002) was an American track and field athlete and American football player. He was a two-sport athlete in college where he excelled in both track and football at Florida A&M. He would miss part of his senior year in college because of his 1964 Olympic bid for U.S. Gold. December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... Jacksonville redirects here. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Name Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Address Town Tallahassee, FL 32307 Established 1887 Community Type Public coeducational Classification Historically black Agricultural and mechanical Religion Secular Enrollment Faculty President Dr. Castell V. Bryant Accreditation Nickname Rattlers Mascot Rattler Colors Orange and light green Motto Head, heart, hand, field Newspaper The Famuan... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 1964 National Football League Draft took place on December 2, 1963. ... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... The Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor (RoH) is a ring around Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas which honors former players, coaches and club officials who made outstanding contributions to the Dallas Cowboys football organization. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal, Navy, Silver, Silver, and White Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... A womens 400 metre hurdles race on a typical outdoor red rubber track. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...

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Olympics

At the 1964 Summer Olympics, in Tokyo, Hayes had his finest hour as a sprinter. First, he won the 100 m by tying the current World Record in the 100 m even though he was running in lane 1 which had, the day before, been used for the 10km and this badly chewed up the cinder track. He also was running in 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 until he got there. This was followed by a second gold medal in the 4 x 100 m relay, which also produced a new World Record. The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ...   , literally Eastern capital) is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the de facto[1] capital of Japan. ...

Olympic medal record
Men's Athletics
Gold 1964 Tokyo 100 metres
Gold 1964 Tokyo 4x100m relay

Hayes ran the final leg like he was shot out of a cannon. His leg was the fastest ever (at 8.5 seconds) according to many critics. His come from behind win for the US team was one of the most memorable Olympic events. Jocelyn Delecour, France's last leg runner, famously said to Paul Drayton before the relay final that "you can't win, all you have is Bob Hayes." Drayton was able to reply, after the race "all you need..." The relay race was also Hayes' last race as a track and field athlete as he permanently switched to football after it. Athletics has been contested at every Summer Olympics since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics. ... The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, were held in 1964 in Tokyo, Japan. ... Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics was composed of 36 events, 24 for men and 12 for women. ...


National Football League career

At the end of that same year, he signed with the Dallas Cowboys, playing as a wide receiver. His first two seasons were most successful, during which he led the NFL both times in receiving touchdowns. In 1966 when the Cowboys played at Washington, Hayes caught 9 passes for 246 yards. City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal, Navy, Silver, Silver, and White Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Dan Snyder Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National...


Earlier that same season he caught 6 passes for 195 yards against the Giants at the Cotton Bowl. Hayes' speed forced other teams to develop the zone defense since no single player could keep up with him. By spreading the defense out in order to contain Hayes, it allowed the Cowboys running game, with players like Don Perkins, Calvin Hill, Walt Garrison and Duane Thomas to flourish. Hayes returned punts for the Cowboys and was the NFL's leading punt returner in 1968 with a 20.8 yards per return average and 2 touchdowns including a 90 yarder against Pittsburgh. He was named to the Pro Bowl three times and All Pro four times. He helped Dallas win 5 Eastern Conference titles, 2 NFC titles, played in two Super Bowls, and was instrumental in Dallas' first ever Super Bowl victory in 1971, making Hayes the only person so far to win both an Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl ring. Later in his career, as defenses improved playing zone and "bump and run coverage" was developed, Hayes' value as a decoy diminished. Hayes played one season for the San Francisco 49ers before retiring. City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... For the Cotton Bowl game, see Cotton Bowl (game). ... Zone defense is a type of defense used in sports which is the alternative to man-to-man defense; instead of each player guarding a corresponding player on the other team, each defensive player is given an area, or a zone, to cover. ... Don Perkins (born March 4, 1938 in Waterloo, Iowa) was an American football running back who spent eight seasons with the NFLs Dallas Cowboys. ... Calvin Hill (born January 2, 1947in the Turners Station neighborhood of Dundalk, Maryland) was a running back with a 12 year National Football League career from 1969 to 1981. ... Walt Garrison, born 7/23/44 in Lewisville, Texas. ... Duane Thomas (born June 21, 1947) is a former american football running back who played four seasons for the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins from 1970 to 1974. ... A punt is a play in Canadian football and American football in which the football is kicked downfield to the opposing team. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Mike Tomlin Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933–1943; 1945–1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950–1952) Eastern Conference (1953–1969) Century Division (1967–1969) American Football... The Pro Bowl is the National Football Leagues all-star game. ... Gold Medal is an album by American band The Donnas, released in 2004. ... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... Bump and run coverage is a strategy often used by defensive backs in American Football in which a defensive player will line up directly in front of a wide receiver and try to bump them with their arms in order to disrupt their intended route. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946...


Hayes was the first player in the history of the Dallas franchise to surpass 1000 yards receiving in a single season, and he did that in his rookie year by finishing with 1,003 yards. Also during his rookie year, he lead the team with 46 receptions and set franchise records for total touchdowns (13) and total receiving TDs (12). He finished his 11-year career with 371 receptions for 7,414 yards and 71 touchdowns, giving him an impressive 20 yards per catch average. (Both career TDs and yds per catch average remain franchise records.) He also rushed for 68 yards, gained 581 yards on 23 kickoff returns, and returned 104 punts for 1,158 yards and 3 touchdowns. To this day, Hayes holds 10 regular-season receiving records, four punt return records and 22 overall franchise marks, making him one of the greatest receivers to ever play for the Dallas Cowboys.


Death

On September 18, 2002, Hayes died in his hometown Jacksonville of kidney failure aged 59, after battling prostate cancer and liver ailments. It has been suggested that Renal anomalies and Renal plasma threshold be merged into this article or section. ... Prostate cancer is a disease in which cancer develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. ... The liver is an organ in some animals, including mammals (and therefore humans), birds, and reptiles. ...


Pro Football Hall of Fame eligibility

Hayes was close to being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2004, but was denied the opportunity in the final round of decision making. The decision was marred by controversy, with many claiming that the Hall of Fame Senior Selection Committee had a bias against members of the Dallas Cowboys and other NFL teams. Others believe Hayes' longstanding problems with drug abuse marred his chances. Shortly after the announcement of the new 2004 Hall of Fame members, long-time Sports Illustrated writer Paul Zimmerman resigned from the Selection Committee in protest of the decision to leave Hayes out of the Hall. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... Paul Lionel Zimmerman (born October 23, 1932, New York City), known to many fans as Dr. Z, is an American football sportswriter who currently writes for the weekly magazine Sports Illustrated. ...


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Olympic champions in men's 100 m
1896: Tom Burke | 1900: Frank Jarvis | 1904: Archie Hahn | 1908: Reggie Walker | 1912: Ralph Craig | 1920: Charlie Paddock | 1924: Harold Abrahams | 1928: Percy Williams | 1932: Eddie Tolan | 1936: Jesse Owens | 1948: Harrison Dillard | 1952: Lindy Remigino | 1956: Bobby Joe Morrow | 1960: Armin Hary | 1964: Bob Hayes | 1968: Jim Hines | 1972: Valeri Borzov | 1976: Hasely Crawford | 1980: Allan Wells | 1984: Carl Lewis | 1988: Carl Lewis | 1992: Linford Christie | 1996: Donovan Bailey | 2000: Maurice Greene | 2004: Justin Gatlin
Olympic champions in men's 4×100 m relay
1912 1920 1924 1928 1932 1936 1948 1952 1956 1960 1964 1968 1972 1976 1980 1984 1988 1992 1996
2000 2004
1964 United States Otis Drayton, Gerald Ashworth, Richard Stebbins & Bob Hayes
Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor inductees

1975: Bob Lilly | [1976: Don Meredith | 1976: Don Perkins | 1977: Chuck Howley | 1981: Mel Renfro | 1983: Roger Staubach | 1989: Lee Roy Jordan | 1993: Tom Landry | 1994: Tony Dorsett | 1994: Randy White | 2001: Bob Hayes | 2003: Tex Schramm | 2004: Cliff Harris | 2004: Rayfield Wright | 2005: Troy Aikman | 2005: Emmitt Smith | 2005: Michael Irvin This is the complete list of mens Olympic medalists in athletics from 1896 to 2004. ... Thomas Edward Burke (January 15, 1875 – February 14, 1929) was an American athlete. ... Frank Washington Jarvis (August 31, 1878 - June 2, 1933) was an American athlete, and the Olympic 100 m champion of 1900. ... Charles Archibald Archie Hahn (September 14, 1880 – January 21, 1955) was an American athlete, and one of the best sprinters in the early 20th century. ... Reginald Edgar Walker (March 16, 1889 - November 5, 1951) was a South African athlete and the 1908 Olympic champion in the 100 m. ... Ralph Cook Craig (June 21, 1889 - July 21, 1972) was an American athlete, winner of the sprint double at the 1912 Summer Olympics. ... Charles (Charlie) William Paddock (November 8, 1900 – July 21, 1943) was an American athlete and two-fold Olympic champion. ... Harold Maurice Abrahams (December 15, 1899 - January 14, 1978) was a British and (English) athlete. ... Percy Williams OC (May 19, 1908 - November 29, 1982) was a Canadian athlete, winner of the 100 m and 200 m races at the 1928 Summer Olympics. ... Thomas Edward Eddie Tolan (September 29, 1908 - January 31, 1967) was an American athlete, winner of two gold medals at the 1932 Summer Olympics. ... James Cleveland Jesse Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete. ... William Harrison Dillard (born July 8, 1923) is an American athlete, the only male so far to win Olympic titles in both sprinting and hurdling events. ... Lindy John Remigino (born June 3, 1931) is an American athlete, the 1952 Olympic 100 m champion. ... Bobby Joe Morrow (born October 15, American athlete, winner of three Olympic gold medals in 1956. ... Armin Hary (born March 22, 1937) is a German athlete. ... James Ray (Jim) Hines (born September 10, 1946) is an American athlete who held the 100 m World Record for 15 years. ... Valeri Filippovich Borzov (Валерий Филиппович Борзов) (born October 20, 1949) is a Ukrainian athlete, running for the Soviet Union in the past. ... Hasely Joachim Crawford (born August 16, 1950) is an athlete from Trinidad and Tobago. ... Allan Wipper Wells (born May 3, 1952) is a former Scottish athlete. ... Frederick Carlton (Carl) Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is a retired American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 golds, and 10 World Championships medals, of which 8 were golds, in a career that spanned from 1979 when he first achieved a world ranking to 1996... Frederick Carlton (Carl) Lewis (born July 1, 1961) is a retired American track and field athlete who won 10 Olympic medals including 9 golds, and 10 World Championships medals, of which 8 were golds, in a career that spanned from 1979 when he first achieved a world ranking to 1996... Linford Christie, OBE (born April 2, 1960) is an former English athlete, and the only English man to win Olympic, World, Commonwealth and European 100 m gold medals. ... Donovan Bailey (born December 16, 1967) is a former Canadian athlete. ... Maurice Greene (born July 23, 1974) is an American sprinter in athletics, who holds several world records and Olympic medals. ... Justin Gatlin (born February 10, 1982) is an American sprinter. ... This is the complete list of mens Olympic medalists in athletics from 1896 to 2004. ... David Henry Jacobs (April 30, 1888 - June 6, 1976) was a British athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1912 Summer Olympics. ... Charles (Charlie) William Paddock (November 8, 1900 – July 21, 1943) was an American athlete and two-fold Olympic champion. ... Loren C. Murchison (December 17, 1898 - June 11, 1979) was an American athlete, double gold medal winner in 4x100 m relay at the Olympic Games. ... Frank Clifford Wykoff (October 29, 1909 - January 1, 1980) was an American athlete, triple gold medal winner in 4x100 m relay at the Olympic Games. ... Robert A. Bob Kiesel (August 30, 1911 - August 6, 1993) was an American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1932 Summer Olympics. ... James Cleveland Jesse Owens (September 12, 1913 – March 31, 1980) was an American track and field athlete. ... Henry Norwood Barney Ewell (February 25, 1918 - April 4, 1996) was an American athlete, winner of one gold and two silver medals at the 1948 Summer Olympics. ... Finis Dean Smith (born January 15, 1932) is a former American athlete and stuntman, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1952 Summer Olympics. ... Ira James Murchison (February 6, 1933 - March 28, 1994) was an American athlete, winner of the gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1956 Summer Olympics. ... Bernd Cullmann (born October 11, 1939) is a former West German athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics. ... Charles Edward Greene (born March 21, 1944) is a former American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1968 Summer Olympics. ... Lawrence Larry J. Black (born July 20, 1951) is a former American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay and silver medal in the 200 m at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. ... Harvey Edward Glance (born March 28, 1957) is a former American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1976 Summer Olympics. ... Vladimir Pavlovich Muravyov (Владимир Павлович Муравьев) (born September 30, 1959) is a former Soviet athlete, winner of two gold medals in 4x100 m relay at the Olympic Games. ... Samuel Louis Sam Graddy III (born February 10, 1964) is a former American athlete and American football player, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1984 Summer Olympics. ... Viktor Arkadyevich Bryzgin (Виктор Аркадьевич Брызгин) (born August 22, 1962) is a former Soviet athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1988 Summer Olympics. ... Michael Lawrence (Mike) Marsh (born August 4, 1967) is a former American sprinter, the 1992 Olympic champion in the 200 m. ... Robert Esmie (born July 5, 1972) is a Canadian athlete, winner of the gold medal in the 4x100 m relay at the 1996 Summer Olympics. ... Jonathan A. Jon Drummond (born September 9, 1968) is an American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 2000 Summer Olympics. ... Jason Gardener (born September 18, 1975 in Bath, Somerset, England) is a sprint athlete. ... Gerald Howard Gerry Ashworth (born May 1, 1942) is a former American athlete, winner of the gold medal in the 4x100 m relay at the 1964 Summer Olympics. ... Richard Vaughn Dick Stebbins (born June 14, 1945) is a former American athlete, winner of gold medal in 4x100 m relay at the 1964 Summer Olympics. ... The Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor (RoH) is a ring around Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas which honors former players, coaches and club officials who made outstanding contributions to the Dallas Cowboys football organization. ... Bob Lilly (born July 26, 1939) is an American football player and photographer. ... Don Meredith (born April 10, 1938 in Mount Vernon, Texas) was an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. ... Don Perkins (born March 4, 1938 in Waterloo, Iowa) was an American football running back who spent eight seasons with the NFLs Dallas Cowboys. ... Chuck Howley (born June 28, 1936 in Wheeling, West Virginia a Pittsburgh suburb) was an American football linebacker who spent most of his career with the Dallas Cowboys. ... Melvin Lacy Mel Renfro (born December 30, 1941 in Houston, Texas) is a former American football cornerback and safety who spent his entire career with the Dallas Cowboys. ... Roger Thomas Staubach (born February 5, 1942) is a businessman, Heisman Trophy winner and former American professional football player where he was the quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys for most of the 1970s during their reign as Americas Team. ... Lee Roy Jordan (born April 27, 1941 in Excel, Alabama) was an NFL football player who played linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1960s and 70s. ... Thomas Wade Landry (September 11, 1924 – February 12, 2000) was an American football player and coach. ... 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