posthumously. A deserved honor for one of my boyhood heroes. With apologies to Darrell Green, Bob Hayes will become the fastest player in the NFL Hall of Fame. I don't know who, in the foreseeable future, will take that title from him. Watch video of his Olympic 100 meters: he is pulling away from the fastest men in the world. If they had run another 20 meters, Hayes might've had a 15 meter lead on the field. NFL Films
I suspect Michael Irvin's election into the Hall of Fame, and his nakedly heartfelt acceptance speech, helped ease the path for Bob Hayes' induction. My thoughts about Irvin's induction here.