Football fact check: a Dallas Cowboys history test

2. What Olympic sprinting champion became a Hall of Famer wide receiver for the Cowboys?

“Bullet Bob” Hayes used his speed as the world’s fastest human – a title unofficially bestowed on the men’s 100-meter Olympic champion – to become an outstanding deep-threat receiver with the Cowboys from 1965 to 1974. He broke the 100-meter world record at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. His induction into the Football Hall of Fame occurred in 2009.

“Bullet Bob” Hayes used his speed as the world’s fastest human – a title unofficially bestowed on the men’s 100-meter Olympic champion – to become an outstanding deep-threat receiver with the Cowboys from 1965 to 1974. He broke the 100-meter world record at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. His induction into the Football Hall of Fame occurred in 2009.

“Bullet Bob” Hayes used his speed as the world’s fastest human – a title unofficially bestowed on the men’s 100-meter Olympic champion – to become an outstanding deep-threat receiver with the Cowboys from 1965 to 1974. He broke the 100-meter world record at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. His induction into the Football Hall of Fame occurred in 2009.

“Bullet Bob” Hayes used his speed as the world’s fastest human – a title unofficially bestowed on the men’s 100-meter Olympic champion – to become an outstanding deep-threat receiver with the Cowboys from 1965 to 1974. He broke the 100-meter world record at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. His induction into the Football Hall of Fame occurred in 2009.

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Carl Lewis

 

Bob Hayes

 

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Ben Johnson

 
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