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Fans driving hours to support Bobby Bowden

Posted at 7:38 PM, Aug 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-10 09:46:24-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Flowers, cards and gifts are piling up at Bobby Bowden's Statue in front of Doak Campbell Stadium, where the football field bears his name.

Fans from across the state have been sending their well-wishes to Bowden's family since Sunday morning, including a family who made the trip from Pensacola to honor his legacy.

"He reaches far beyond the state of Florida, I think he reaches pretty much country and worldwide with just his spirit and what a good person he was," said Sharon Egan. "And it was far more than just football. Great at football and football coach, but he was far more than just that."

If you'd like to lay flowers or have any gifts for the Bowden's, please lay them at Bobby Bowden's statue at Doak Campbell Stadium, and not at their house.