Samford University will unveil a statue of legendary coach Bobby Bowden prior to the Bulldogs' home football game this Saturday (Sept. 21). The statue will be in the plaza near the east gate to Seibert Stadium. Bowden is a 1953 Samford graduate and is a former head coach of the Bulldogs.
About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.