Former Florida State coach Bobby Bowden will be presented the American Football Coaches Association's Amos Alonzo Staff Award, honoring the College Football Hall of Famer "whose services have been outstanding in the advancement of the best interests of football."
He will be honored during the AFCA Awards Luncheon on Jan. 11 in Dallas, Texas.
Bowden, who retired after leading the Seminoles to the 2010 Gator Bowl title, is credited by the NCAA for recording 377 victories in 44 seasons, including 304 in 34 seasons at the helm of the Seminoles.
"I've been to the American Football Coaches Association's conventions through the years and I've been proud of the men who have won this award," Bowden said. "I never thought that I'd win this award, let alone be considered."
He will join a litany of the games' greats, including his contemporaries Bo Schembechler, Tom Osborne, Vince Dooley, Joe Paterno, LaVell Edwards, Hayden Fry and Darrell Royal, among others who have received the Stagg Award since it was first presented in 1940.