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.

Leo Hayden
Born: (1948-06-02) June 2, 1948 (age 71)
Louisville, Kentucky
Career information
Position(s)Running back
CollegeOhio State
NFL draft1971 / Round: 1 / Pick 24
Career history
As player
1971Minnesota Vikings
1972–1973St. Louis Cardinals

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.