Bowden To Serve As Homecoming Grand Marshal

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Press Release: FSU Alumni Association

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Bobby Bowden’s long-awaited return to Florida State University this fall will include a starring role in homecoming activities hosted by the FSU Alumni Association.

Bowden, who coached the Seminoles football team for 34 seasons and led the team to a pair of national championship titles, will carry the banner as homecoming parade grand marshal on Friday, November 15, 2013. Players from the 1993 team will also accompany him in the parade as FSU commemorates the 20th anniversary of the Seminoles’ first national football title.

“The Alumni Association is honored to welcome Bobby Bowden back to FSU,” said Scott Atwell, FSU Alumni Association president and CEO. “His legacy precedes him, so alumni, current students and future Seminoles will be on hand to share the legendary spirit he helped build at Florida State.”

The 2013 Homecoming Parade is organized by the FSU Student Alumni Association. It is slated to begin at 2 p.m. near the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center on West Madison Street and follow a route down South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to West College Avenue to Copeland Street.

In addition to presiding over the parade, Bowden will attend the FSU Alumni Association’s Homecoming Awards Breakfast on Saturday, November 16. Later that day, the Hall of Fame coach and his 1993 championship team will be celebrated on the field during FSU’s game against Syracuse.

FSU previously announced that Bowden will also be celebrated at Doak Campbell Stadium during the N.C. State game on Saturday, October 26. The event will mark the renowned coach’s first return to his namesake field since retiring in 2009.

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