Richard Neale "Tuff" Hedeman (born March 2, 1963, in El Paso, Texas) is an American retired three-time Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) World Bull Riding Champion as well as the 1995 Professional Bull Riders (PBR) World Champion Bull Rider, and a ProRodeo Hall of Fame and Bull Riding Hall of Fame inductee. Previously, Hedeman was the president of the PBR. He is one of the co-founders of the PBR. In 1999, the PBR honored him with the PBR Legends and Heroes Celebration: Ring of Honor. Followed by an affiliation with Championship Bull Riding (CBR) for 12 years. He is known for having been one of rodeo icon Lane Frost's closest friends as depicted in the film 8 Seconds and historic clashes with the infamous bucking bull Bodacious. He has three sons, Lane, Trevor, and Ryker and currently makes his home near Morgan Mill, Texas.  
1986, 89, 91 PRCA World Bull Riding Champion
1987, '89 NFR Average Champion
1993 First $1,000,000 Bull Rider
1995 PBR Touring Pro Division Champion
1995 PBR World Champion Bull Rider
1988 Cowboy Capital Walk of Fame
1997 ProRodeo Hall of Fame
1997 El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame
1999 PBR Heroes & Legends Celebration: Ring of Honor
2002 Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
2003 Cheyenne Frontier Days Hall of Fame
2010 Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame
2016 Bull Riding Hall of Fame