Leo Hayden
Date of birth: (1948-06-02) June 2, 1948 (age 72)
Place of birth: Louisville, Kentucky
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: Ohio State
NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 1 / Pick 24
 As player:
Minnesota Vikings
St. Louis Cardinals
Playing stats at DatabaseFootball.com

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.


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