Florida State legendary football coach Bobby Bowden, who turns 92 in November, wife Ann and their family announced Wednesday that Bowden has been diagnosed with a terminal medical condition.
“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 a statement shared with the Tallahassee Democrat. “My wife Ann and our family have been life’s greatest blessing.
“I am at peace.”
The Bowden family has also asked for privacy as Bowden deals with his health.
Bowden spent 34 seasons at Florida State, compiling a 315-98-4 record during his time with the Seminoles. He led the program to 12 ACC championships and two national championships (1993, 1999) during his time at Tallahassee.
His 377 career wins are fourth all-time in college football history behind John Gagliardi (489), Joe Paterno (409) and Eddie Robinson (408). He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
Bowden was hospitalized several times in 2020, once for a leg infection and later for COVID-19.
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SOURCE: The Baltimore Sun; Orlando Sentinel, Matt Murschel