​September 18, 2002: Bob Hayes Died In His Hometown Jacksonville, Florida

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Hayes died of kidney failure, after battling prostate cancer and liver ailments.

Robert Lee “Bullet Bob” Hayes was an Olympic sprinter turned football wide receiver in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys. An American track and field athlete, he was a two-sport stand-out in college in both track and football at Florida A&M University.

Hayes was enshrined in the Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor in 2001 and was selected for induction in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in January 2009. He was officially inducted in Canton, Ohio on August 8, 2009.

Hayes is the 2nd Olympic gold medalist to be inducted to the Hall of Fame, after Jim Thorpe.

Once considered the world’s fastest man by virtue of his multiple world records in the 60-yard, 100-yard, 220-yard, and Olympic 100-meter dashes, Hayes is the only man to win both an Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl ring.

Read about his touching HOF induction speech & legacy at:https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=637201609784255&substory_index=0&id=101575520013536

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