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Bobby Bowden Decided to Win at Life Through Jesus (GLM #6)

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He coached the Florida State Seminoles football team from 1976 to 2009. During his time at Florida State, he led his team to an Associated Press and Coaches Poll National Title in 1993 and a BCS National Championship in 1999. He also led his team to win twelve Atlantic Coast Conference championships since FSU joined the conference in 1991.
He retired from coaching on December 1, 2009 as the second winningest coach in college football, having only one losing season in his 34 years at Florida State. His final coaching appearance was at the 2010 Gator Bowl game on January 1, 2010, which ended in a 33–21 victory over his former program, West Virginia. Although raised in a Christian home and making a public profession of faith in Christ at age 10, it wasn't until he was 23 years old when he rededicated his life to Jesus
During his 46 years of coaching, he has been responsible for showing nearly 5000 young men the path to Jesus Christ. Reflecting on his career successes and what God has taught him through coaching, he said, "If you love Him and serve Him and try to be loyal to Him and obedient to Him, He's not going to let you fail. That's the thing that has happened to me." His name is Bobby Bowden.