Ed Driscoll


“BULLET” BOB HAYES DEAD AT 59: Hayes was an Olympic gold-medal sprinter and Dallas Cowboys star who was once considered the world’s fastest man. He died of kidney failure at Shands Hospital late Wednesday.

Hayes is still the only man with an Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl ring. While his 1979 drug arrest has kept him out of the NFL Hall of Fame, he was inducted last year into the Cowboys’ “Ring of Honor”, a large blue band with the names of superstar Cowboy players and their first head coach, Tom Landry that runs around Texas Stadium.

Here’s a Dallas Morning News article, with some thoughts from Roger Staubach, who played with Hayes in the 1970s.