Leo Hayden

Leo Hayden
Date of birth (1948-06-02) June 2, 1948
Place of birth Louisville, Kentucky
Career information
Position(s) Running back
College Ohio State
NFL draft 1971 / Round: 1 / Pick 24
Career history
As player
1971 Minnesota Vikings
19721973 St. Louis Cardinals
Career stats

Leophus "Leo" Hayden, Sr. (born June 2, 1948 in Louisville, Kentucky) is a former National Football League running back who played from 1971 to 1973 for the Minnesota Vikings and St. Louis Cardinals. He attended Ohio State and was the Vikings first round draft pick in the 1971 NFL Draft.

After his football career ended, Hayden founded the "National Center for Violence Interruption," a program designed to prevent urban violence. Hayden is currently director of the inmates re-entry program for New Orleans Parish Louisiana.


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