THOUSAND OAKS, CA - JULY 15: Wide receiver Bob Hayes #22 of the Dallas Cowboys poses for his headshot during training camp at Cal Lutheran College on July 15, 1972 in Thousand Oaks, California. (Photo by NFL Photos/Getty Images)
He was introduced by his son, Bob Hayes Jr., who noted his father always wondered why it took so long for this achievement to happen. Hayes died in 2002 at the age of 59.
"It hurts, because he's not here to enjoy this," Hayes said. "But I know where ever he is, he's smiling down."
Nicknamed "Bullet Bob," Hayes helped revolutionize the receiver position during an 11-year career -- the first 10 in Dallas, and one in San Francisco -- that ended in 1975. A star track athlete who won two gold medals at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Hayes' 71 career touchdown catches remain a Cowboys' record.