There is some awful news coming out of Tallahassee. FSU football legend Bobby Bowden announced that he is suffering from a “terminal medical condition.”
While revealing his condition, the 91-year-old former Florida State coach said he is at peace and “prepared for what is to come.” Bowden is resting at his home in Florida and is under supervised care.
“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 told the Tallahassee Democrat. “My wife Ann and our family have been life’s greatest blessing.”
“I am at peace.”
Bowden, who won two national championships with the Seminoles, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
Last year, Bowden was diagnosed with COVID-19 while being treated with a skin infection which caused him to spend some time in the hospital. He reportedly never fully recovered.
Current Florida State head coach Mike Norvell sent his thoughts to the Bowden family during this difficult time.
“Praying for Coach Bowden and his entire family! Incredible man who is loved by so many and the Nole Family is with him,” Norvell wrote on Twitter.
The Hall of Famer finished his legendary coaching career with a 377-129-4 record, along with a 21-10-1 record in bowl games. Bowden won two national titles, 12 ACC Championships, and 2 ACC Atlantic Division titles.