Alabama NewsCenter — Samford University to Name Field in Honor of Bobby Bowden

| September 22, 2021 @ 2:00 pm

By Alabama NewsCenter Staff

Samford University will honor one of its greatest football names on Sept. 25, dedicating the field in F. Page Seibert Stadium for the late Bobby Bowden.

Best known for coaching the Florida State University Seminoles to elite status, Bowden played football at Birmingham’s Woodlawn High School and Samford, known then as Howard College, where he began his college coaching career. In all, the Birmingham native racked up 377 wins over a 44-season coaching career at Samford, West Virginia and Florida State, the second most in NCAA Division I-FBS history.

“We want to honor Coach Bowden’s exemplary character and his love for all things Samford with the naming of Bobby Bowden Field. We are proud to link our football program with his enduring legacy,” Samford University President Beck Taylor said in a news release. Bowden’s wife, Ann, and other family members are expected to attend the dedication ceremony during Samford’s home game against East Tennessee State University.

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