Legendary Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden tests positive for coronavirus

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Former Florida State University coach Bobby Bowden, who built the Seminoles into a college football power and won two national championships, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Bowden, 90, confirmed to the Tallahassee Democrat on Monday that he tested positive for COVID-19, but said he felt fine.

“I don’t feel bad, yet,” Bowden joked to the newspaper. “I guess I can loaf around the rest of the week. I just have to keep an eye out for (symptoms).”

Bowden said he had not exhibited any symptoms.

Bowden had been hospitalized at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for nearly two weeks with a leg infection after having cancer spots removed, the Democrat reported. Bowden said his doctor told him Saturday that he had tested positive.

Bowden was transferred to the hospital’s rehab center and was released Thursday, the newspaper reported.

Bowden, who coached at FSU from 1976 to 2009, won national titles after the 1993 and 1999 seasons and finished in the top five in season-ending football polls for 14 consecutive seasons.

Bowden, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, turns 91 on Nov. 8.

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