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Bob Hayes


1942 Born December 20, in Jacksonville, Florida
1961-65 Attends Florida A&M University on a football scholarship; also runs track
1964 Wins Olympic gold medals in 100 meters and 4 × 100 meter relay
1965-74 Member of Dallas Cowboys football team
1965-67 Member of Pro Bowl team
1972 Dallas Cowboys win Super Bowl
1975 Member of San Francisco 49ers football team
1975 Retires from football
1976 Inducted into U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame and Florida A&M University Hall of Fame
1979 Pleads guilty to charge of selling cocaine, receives ten-year sentence; spends five months in jail before being released on probation
1979-89 Battles addiction to drugs and alcohol, enters rehab three times
1994 Completes his degree in elementary education at Florida A&M at the age of 51
2001 Inducted into Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor
2002 Inducted into Texas Black Sport Hall of Fame
2002 Dies of kidney failure in Jacksonville, Florida

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Famous Sports StarsTrack and FieldBob Hayes Biography - "to Better The Conditions Of My Family", Wins Gold At 1964 Olympics, Chronology, Plays With Dallas Cowboys