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(WTXL) — Legendary Florida State football coach, 91-year-old Bobby Bowden has been diagnosed with a terminal medical condition. WTXL ABC 27Legendary FSU football coach Bobby Bowden 'at peace' with terminal diagnosis
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Bowden, who is set to turn 92 in November, was diagnosed with COVID-19 in Oct. 2020. The Tallahassee Democrat says his health has deteriorated since he was hospitalized for the virus and he is now resting comfortably at home under supervised care. WTSP.comFormer FSU coach Bobby Bowden 'at peace' after terminal illness diagnosis
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Tallahassee Mayor John Dailey Tweeted, “One of a kind. Tallahassee loves you, Coach.”
U.S. Senator and former Florida Governor Rick Scott Tweeted, “Coach Bowden is a Florida legend and his faith and character have been an example to all. This diagnosis is deeply saddening. Ann and I are praying for him and his family.”
Congressman Neal Dunn (FL-02) wrote on Twitter, “Bobby Bowden is a football legend and means a great deal to the entire Seminole nation and the city of Tallahassee. Please join me in praying for Bobby and the Bowden family during this difficult time. God bless you, Coach!”
FSU President John Thrasher released the following statement on his Twitter: “Jean and I are deeply saddened about the news on our friend, the legendary Bobby Bowden, and we extend our thoughts and prayers to Bobby, Ann and the entire Bowden family. Coach Bowden built a football dynasty and raised the national profile of Florida State University, and he did it with dignity, class and a sense of humor. Although his accomplishments on the field are unmatched, his legacy will go far beyond football. His faith and family have always come first, and he is an incredible role model for his players and fans alike. He is beloved by the FSU family.”
FSU Head Football Coach Mike Norvell Tweeted Wednesday afternoon:
Praying for Coach Bowden and his entire family! Incredible man who is loved by so many and the Nole Family is with him. 🙏🏻
FSU Athletics Director David Coburn released the following statement:
“Bobby Bowden has meant everything to Florida State athletics and so much to college football in general. He has influenced so many people beyond just the players he coached, and the staff who had the privilege of working with him. He is a part of the heart and soul of FSU, but it goes beyond even that – he is a big part of the history of the game. Anyone who has had the opportunity to be around Coach Bowden knows what it is like to know a person who has his priorities in the right order, who loves life and values integrity and honor.”
U.S. Representative Al Lawson Tweeted, “Praying for Coach Bowden & his family as they deal with this devastating news. The legacy he built at Florida State has been like no other. He was more than a coach, but a mentor, leader & friend. My heart is with his loved ones & the entire FSU community.”
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(CBSMiami)- Bobby Bowden, the former Florida State football coach, told the Tallahassee Democrat in a statement Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with a terminal medical condition. In the statement, the 91-year-old Bowden said that he’s “prepared for what is to come” and that his wife Ann and the family they have raised have been blessings.
“I’ve always tried to serve God’s purpose for my life, on and off the field, and I am prepared for what is to come,” Bowden said in the statement. “My wife Ann and our family have been life’s greatest blessing. I am at peace.”
Bowden was diagnosed with COVID-19 last October and the Democrat reports that his health has deteriorated since that point including a five day hospital stay this June.
Bowden began his head coaching stint with the Seminoles in 1976 and spent the next 34 seasons in charge of the program. During that time he posted a 316-97-4 record and led Florida State to a pair of national championships in 1993 and 1999.
Overall, the Birmingham, Alabama native won 357 games during his Division I coaching career, ranking as the second-winningest coach in DI history. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.