Legendary Former FSU Coach Bobby Bowden "At Peace" with Terminal Diagnosis

The 91-year-old coached the Seminoles for 34 years.

Bobby Bowden, Florida State's legendary football coach, has reportedly been diagnosed with a terminal medical condition.

Bowden, who turns 92 in November, shared the news with the Tallahassee Democrat on Wednesday.

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"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," the Birmingham native said in a statement. "My wife Ann and our family have been life's greatest blessing. I am at peace."

According to the Democrat, Bowden's health has been deteriorating since he was diagnosed with COVID-19 last October. He has struggled to regain his strength and was hospitalized for five days this June.

"I feel fine, but I can't do much," he told the paper earlier this month.

In his in 34 years at FSU, Bowden earned a 316-97-4 record with two national titles (1993 and 1999). His impressive tenure with the Seminoles ended with his retirement in 2009. Overall, he won 357 games during his Division I coaching career, making him the second-winningest coach in DI history.

Bowden and his wife of 72 years share six children, 21 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren.

Our hearts are with the Bowden family and Seminoles fans across the country.

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