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Bob Hayes
(American Athlete)

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Robert Lee Hayes was an Olympic Gold-Medal sprinter turned star receiver for the Dallas Cowboys and was once considered the world's fastest man. Bob Hayes is one of the select few players to have been chosen by the Cowboys to be in the "Ring of Honor." Before pro-football, Bob Hayes was an American track and field athlete, He was a two-sport athlete in college where he excelled in both track and college football at Florida A&M University.

In 1962, while still a student at Florida A&M, Hayes ran a new world record for the 100 yard dash with a time of 9.2 seconds. The next year he broke his own record with a time of 9.1, a record that would not be broken for eleven years . That same year, 1963, Hayes set the world best for 200 meters and tied the world record for the 220 yard dash with a time of 20.6 seconds . Hayes was also the first person to break 6 seconds in the 60 yard dash with his indoor world record of 5.9 seconds. He was the AAU 100 yard dash champion three years running, from 1962–1964, and in 1964 he was the NCAA champion in the 200 meter dash. He would miss part of his senior year in college because of his 1964 Olympic bid for U.S. Gold.



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