Bobby Bowden
Bobby Bowden
Full Name:  Bobby Bowden

FSU Career
Coaches & Administrators


Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 2012
Florida State Head Football Coach for 34 years from 1976-2009 and the Wide Receivers Coach from 1963-65...his record at Florida State was 316-97-4 including a record of 85-60-1 against ranked teams...took his team to 31 bowl games and complied a 22-8-1 record...Florida State has enjoyed a trip to a bowl game his last 28 years, since 1982...had a bowl record of 13-0-1 from 1982 through 1995...won two national championships in 1993 and wire-to-wire #1 in 1999...coached 153 All-Americans including 25 NCAA Consensus All-Americans...coached award winners: Paul McGowan (Butkus), Deion Sanders (Thorpe), Terrell Buckley (Thorpe), Casey Weldon (Unitas), Marvin Jones (Lombardi, Butkus), Charlie Ward (Heisman, Maxwell, Camp, O'Brien, Unitas), Sebastian Janikowski (Groza-twice), Chris Weinke (Heisman, O'Brien, Unitas), Jamal Reynolds (Lombardi) and Graham Gano (Groza) of his players, Myron Rolle, earned a Rhodes Scholarship...177 of his players were drafted by NFL teams, 32 in the first round, and because of free agents, 197 played in the NFL...from 1987 through 2000 FSU won at least 10 games a year and finished in the top five in the polls...the NCAA designated Florida State as a Dynasty from 1987-2000...second winningest coach in major college football history...Bowden was named National Coach of the Year six times and in 2004 the National Citizenship Award from the Fellowship of Christian Athletes was named after him...he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006...words to describe him include respect, sincerity, class, honesty, charisma, charm and humor...he is a man of faith, strength and integrity.

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