Bob Hayes

#22 Bob Hayes

Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver 1965-1974

Cowboys Fastest Human Alive Bob Hayes’  Bio

Date of birth: December 20, 1942
Birth Place: Jacksonville, Florida
Date of death: September 18, 2002 (age 59)
Place of death: Jacksonville, FL 
College: Florida A&M
NFL Draft 1964 / Round 7/ Pick 88

Dallas Cowboys Bob “Bullet” Hayes’ Career Highlights

4-time All-Pro
3-time Pro Bowl
1 Super Bowl Title
2 NFC Titles
5 Eastern Conference Titles
Holds or is tied for 22 franchise records
Dallas Cowboys Franchise Record 71 Career TD Receptions
Cowboys Franchise Record 20.0 Career Yards Per Catch Average
2 Gold Medals 1964 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan
Named “World’s Fastest Human” after tying World Record in 100-meter dash

More info from DCA on Ring of Honor inductee Bob Hayes:

Excelling in football and track at Florida A&M, Bob Hayes was drafted in the seventh round in 1964 as a futures selection by the Dallas Cowboys. In the same year he was declared the “World’s Fastest Human” winning two gold medals at the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

In 1965, his rookie year, Hayes became the first player in Cowboys football franchise history to total more than 1,000 yards receiving in a single season. “Bullet” Bob, as he was known, was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and played in two Super Bowls, winning the Super Bowl Championship in the 1971 season.

Hayes extraordinary speed and great athleticism made him one of the most dynamic receivers in Dallas Cowboys history. Bob Hayes was inducted as the 11th member to the Ring of Honor in 2001 at Texas Stadium. Hayes died in 2002 after a battle with cancer.

Bob Hayes’ Cowboys Career Stats

Receiving
Year Team G Rec Yds Avg TD
1965 Dal 13 46 1003 21.8 12
1966 Dal 14 64 1232 19.3 13
1967 Dal 13 49 998 20.4 10
1968 Dal 14 53 909 17.2 10
1969 Dal 10 40 746 18.7 4
1970 Dal 13 34 889 26.1 10
1971 Dal 14 35 840 24.0 8
1972 Dal 12 15 200 13.3 0
1973 Dal 14 22 360 16.4 3
1974 Dal 12 7 118 16.9 1
1975 SF 4 6 119 19.8 0
Total 132 371 7414 20.0 71
Punt Returns

Year Ret Yds Avg TD Fum Total TD
1965 12 153 12.8 0 3 13 *
1966 17 106 6.2 0 3 13
1967 24 276 11.5 1 1 11
1968 15 312 20.8 2 2 12
1969 18 179 9.9 0 2 4
1970 15 116 7.7 0 5 11*
1971 1 5 5.0 0 0 8
1972 0 0 0 1 0
1973 0 0 0 0 3
1974 2 11 5.5 0 0 1
1975 0 0 0 0 0
Total 104 1158 11.1 3 17 76

“He redefined what the position was all about,” former teammate and NFL coach Mike Ditka said. “We need to get him in the Hall of Fame.”

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