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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Two Tracksters to NFL Hall of Fame

The NFL announced the election results for the 2009 Hall of Fame induction class today. Notable among them are Rod Woodson and "Bullet" Bob Hayes.

Woodson world-ranked #9 in the 110m hurdles in 1987. He is one of only two athletes ever to world-rank in the hurdles and be selected to the Pro Bowl (Mel Renfro being the other).

Bob Hayes is considered by many to be the fastest human being who ever lived. He won two Olympic gold medals, set multiple world records, and dominated the event like no other man ever has. For many years he was identified as the only man to win an Olympic gold medal and a Super Bowl ring. Now he will be the only man enshrined in both the USATF and NFL halls of fame. Hayes, who died in 2002, left a letter to be read in the event that he was elected to the HOF.

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