Florida State coach Bobby Bowden who turned team into a powerhouse dies at 91 after pancreatic cancer battle

BOBBY Bowden, the legendary Florida State football coach who won a place for himself on the Hall of Fame with more than 350 wins, has died.

Bowden’s son Terry confirmed to AP News that his father passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 91.

Bowden announced several weeks ago that he had been diagnosed with a terminal illness that Terry later revealed was pancreatic cancer.

In his announcement of the diagnosis, he wrote: “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.

“My wife, Ann, and our family have been life’s greatest blessing. I am at peace.”

Bowden was also served a stint in the hospital for COVID-19 last October, just days after he had returned home after recovering from a leg infection.

During his 40 years coaching college football, Bowden racked up 377 wins, including a track record of 315-98-4 at Florida State.

He led the Seminoles to win 12 Atlantic Coast Conference championships and national titles in the 90’s.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.

Bowden is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ann Bowden, and six children Terry, Tommy, Jeff, Steve, Robyn Hines, and Ginger Madden.


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