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Bob Hayes Biography

"to Better The Conditions Of My Family", Wins Gold At 1964 Olympics, Chronology, Plays With Dallas Cowboys

1942-2002

American track and field athlete

Bob Hayes broke records on the athletics track and the football field, and is the only person ever to win both an Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl ring. In his prime, he was considered the world's fastest human. His speed on the football field led coaches to adopt and refine complicated zone defense strategies, since no other player could catch him in man-to-man defense.

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Famous Sports StarsTrack and Field