Bob Hayes

Bob Hayes

Original Name Robert Lee Hayes
Birth
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
Death 19 Sep 2002 (aged 59)
Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
Burial Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 6788320 · View Source
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Olympic Games Gold Medalist Athlete, Hall of Fame Professional Football Player. Known as "Bullet Bob" for his speed, he won gold medals in the 100 meter and 400 meter sprints at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, in 1964. After the games he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys as a wide receiver playing 1965 to 1974 and spent his last season with San Francisco 49ers in 1976. In his career, he had 371 receptions for 7,414 yards, 71 touchdowns and was named to 3 Pro Bowls. He also helped Dallas win five Eastern Conference titles, two NFC titles, played in two Super Bowls and was instrumental in Dallas' Super Bowl victory in 1971. On January 31, 2009, he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Daniel Vincent
  • Added: 19 Sep 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6788320
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bob Hayes (20 Dec 1942–19 Sep 2002), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6788320, citing Edgewood Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .