Known mostly for his blinding speed, "Bullet" Bob Hayes spent 11 season in the NFL, playing 10 years for the Dallas Cowboys and wrapping up his career with the 49ers in 1975.
He was a stud for the Cowboys, racking up more than 1,000 receiving yards in each of his first two NFL seasons and adding five more seasons with double-digit touchdown receptions. Hayes also returned punts for Big D, taking a total of three returns to the end zone, including a 90-yard sprint in 1968.
Speaking of sprinting, Hayes' crowning athletic achievement didn’t come on the football field, but instead at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
He took gold in the 100-meter dash, setting a new world record at 10.06 seconds.
He then anchored a come-from-behind win for the 4x100 team in the relay, chasing down Poland’s Marian Dudziak in a relay leg that is still the fastest in history, hand-timed between 8.5-8.9 seconds.