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Remembering legendary coach Bobby Bowden

Published: Aug. 16, 2021 at 6:23 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 16, 2021 at 11:22 AM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Legendary college football coach and Woodlawn native Bobby Bowden will be laid to rest Monday, August 16, 2021.

Bowden lay in repose at Reid Chapel at Samford University Sunday as the public came to pay their respects.

Bowden played on the freshman team at the University of Alabama in 1948 before transferring to Samford (then Howard College), where he played from 1949 to 1952. As a quarterback, Bowden earned Little All-America honors as a senior in 1952. He went on to serve as head coach at Samford from 1959 to 1962, where he amassed a record of 31-6.

Bobby Bowden lay in repose at Samford University
Bobby Bowden lay in repose at Samford University(Samford University)
Bobby Bowden lay in repose at Samford University
Bobby Bowden lay in repose at Samford University(Samford University)
Bobby Bowden lay in repose at Samford University
Bobby Bowden lay in repose at Samford University(Samford University)

A family-only service is scheduled for Trussville Monday morning.

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