Florida State legend Bobby Bowden was hospitalized for three days after testing positive for coronavirus on October 5. His positive test came shortly after being released from the hospital where he was being treated for a leg infection.
Bowden is 91-years-old therefore a positive test can certainly be a frightening result, but thankfully he pulled through and was released from the hospital last week.
The legendary head coach released a statement about his tough battle with the virus on Wednesday thanking the doctors, his family, and all of those that supported him during his stay at the hospital. He also mentioned in the statement that one of his big motivators to beat the virus was being able to vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming election.
“I’ve had a chance to get a lot of wins in my life, but I really wanted to win this one because I wanted to be around to vote for President Trump,” Bowden said.
President Trump caught wind of Bowden’s statement and thanked him for his kind words on Twitter.
….to be around to vote for President Trump.” Over 300 wins and 2 National Championships. Thank you to Florida State for giving us Bobby Bowden!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2020
Bowden coached at Florida State from 1976-2009 where he led the Seminoles to national titles in both 1993 and 1999. His overall record while manning the sideline for the Noles was 377-129-14.