|Date of birth||June 2, 1948|
|Place of birth||Louisville, Kentucky|
|NFL draft||1971 / Round: 1 / Pick 24|
|1972–1973||St. Louis Cardinals|
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.