x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Bob Hayes, Olympic and NFL great, now a Hall of Famer

The late Bob Hayes, whose lightning speed won him fame on Olympic tracks and in NFL stadiums, has been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The late Bob Hayes, whose lightning speed won him fame on Olympic tracks and in NFL stadiums, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Hayes was enshrined with four other players - defensive end Bruce Smith, defensive back Rod Woodson, guard Randall McDaniel and the late linebacker Derrick Thomas - along with the Buffalo Bills' owner Ralph Wilson during ceremonies at Canton, Ohio. Hayes, known as "Bullet Bob", caught 371 career passes for 7,414 yards and 71 touchdowns in an 11-year NFL career at wide receiver. Before joining the Dallas Cowboys he won gold medals in the 100 metres and 4x100 metres relay at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. He died in 2002 at the age of 59. sports@thenational.ae