Guyton Hays joined wife, Marie Jenson Hays (Class of 1986), as the only husband-wife members of the Hall of Honor.
At UNM, "Sheep" Hays played football for coaches Charles Riley and Gwinn Henry and ran track for Roy Johnson. He was captain of the Lobos' 1934 football squad that won the Border Conference championship, and was named all-league as a fullback. That same year, Hays set a Border Conference record in the mile run (4:35) in Tucson. Hays was also a member of the UNM boxing team and, following graduation, coached the Lobo freshman football team and served as Faculty Manager of Athletics.
Hays served two terms as Commissioner of Public Lands for the state of New Mexico. Following his retirement, he spent many volunteer hours assisting former baseball coach Vince Cappelli renovate the bleachers at Lobo Field.