Football Legend Bobby Bowden Diagnosed with Terminal Illness

Bobby Bowden

FILE – Former Florida State football head coach Bobby Bowden. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Legendary college football coach and Alabama native Bobby Bowden says he has been diagnosed with a terminal medical condition.

He did not release details of his illness.

A member of the College Football Hall of Fame, Bowden was hospitalized last October after he tested positive for COVID-19. The test came a few days after returning home from a lengthy hospital stay for an infection in his leg.

Bowden had 357 wins during his coaching career, most of them at Florida State, where he coached from 1976-2009. The Seminoles won 12 Atlantic Coast Conference championships and two national titles in his tenure.

The 91-year-old Bowden says he is at peace and is prepared for what is to come.

Two of his sons have also been head football coaches — Terry Bowden at Auburn and Tommy Bowden at Clemson.

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