Pro Football: Cowboy from Olympus

The reports were terrible when he first met the pros in the Cleveland Browns-College All-Star game last Au gust. Read one: "He has trouble catching the ball, and he doesn't have good moves." Read another: "He has 9.1 speed and 12.5 hands." On that basis, the National Football League's Dallas Cowboys might well have wondered whether they had bought a lemon in Bob Hayes — a $100,000 lemon, to be exact.

Everybody knew that Hayes could run: he had won two gold medals at the 1964 Olympics, was the world record holder at...

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