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DeSantis awards former FSU coach Bobby Bowden Florida’s Medal of Freedom

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Ron DeSantis awarded Florida State University’s former head football coach Bobby Bowden Florida’s first-ever Medal of Freedom Wednesday.

Bowden, 91, alongside former coaches and players gathered at the Governor’s Mansion in Tallahassee where the Florida governor unveiled the new civilian award.

DeSantis described the Florida Medal of Freedom as an award that recognizes “people who have achieved great things and done a lot on behalf of our state.”

Bowden’s football career with FSU started in 1976 where the long-time coach put the Florida State University football program on the map, DeSantis said before awarding Bowden the Medal.

“I could not have received a greater honor than this,” Bowden said. “I’ll treasure it the rest of my life which I don’t know how much longer that’s going to be.”

DeSantis also officially declared April 7 as Bobby Bowden Day in the state of Florida in Wednesday’s ceremony.

Bowden coached Florida State from 1976 to 2009 when he left the school due to an NCAA cheating scandal, ESPN reports.

He is known as one of the winningest coaches in history with multiple national titles.

DeSantis said the award is the highest honor he as governor is allowed to give under the Florida legislature.

The post DeSantis awards former FSU coach Bobby Bowden Florida’s Medal of Freedom appeared first on NBC2 News.


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