Florida State coaching legend Bobby Bowden, 90, tests positive for COVID-19


Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden has tested positive for COVID-19.

The 90-year-old legendary coach was informed Saturday that he tested positive for the deadly virus shortly after being released from Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare hospital after a two-week stint in which he was recovering from a leg infection after the removal of cancer spots.

Bowden told the Tallahassee Democrat that he is not experiencing any symptoms. He also seems to be in good spirits.

“I don’t feel bad, yet,” Bowden told the paper. “I guess I can loaf around the rest of the week. I just have to keep an eye out for [symptoms].”

Bowden will quarantine at his home where his wife, daughter and grandson are also staying. Only he has tested positive, though. The others will be retested on Monday.

Bowden, who turns 91 in November, is one of college football’s legendary coaches. He was at the helm for Florida State from 1976-2009 and led the Seminoles to a national championship in 1993 and 1999. He also coached at West Virginia from 1970-75. Bowden’s 357 wins places him second all time among Division I coaches, trailing only Penn State’s Joe Paterno with 409.

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