Name: Bob Hayes
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 100-meter, 4x100
DOB: 12/20/1942
Birthplace: Jacksonville, Fla.
Hometown: Jacksonville, Fla.
High School: Matthew Gilbert High School (Jacksonville, Fla.)
College: Florida A&M University
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (1964); two-time Olympic medalist (2 golds)
  • Tokyo 1964, gold (100-meter, 4x100)
Personal: Began running as a boy with his brother Ernest, who was training to become a boxer...Was a two-sport athlete at Florida A&M University, playing football and running track...Nicknamed “Bullet” Bob Hayes and earned the title “World’s Fastest Human” by winning two gold medals at the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964...Played wide receiver and punt returner for the Dallas Cowboys across 10 seasons, helping them win the Super Bowl in 1972...Was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and a four-time All-Pro selection...Held team records for career touchdowns, average yards per reception and average yards per kick return at the time of his retirement from football...Through 2016, Hayes was the only athlete to possess both an Olympic gold medal and an NFL Super Bowl ring...Father to one son, Bob Hayes, Jr.