On Thursday, the grandson of Bobby Bowden and son of Akron Zips assistant coach Jeff Bowden was killed in a central Florida car wreck. Taylor Jeffrey Bowden, 23, lost his life after the vehicle he was riding in careened into a ditch and the car submerged.
It’s a grievous loss for a family that has already been struck once by a similar tragedy. After news of Taylor Bowden’s death broke, people across Twitter sent out their sympathies to the Bowden family. Below are some condolences offered by fans and media alike.
— FSUNolegurl (@FSUNolegurl) December 27, 2013
Oh man. I feel awful for Bobby Bowden and his family.
— DBO (@MuletownSouL) December 27, 2013
@TheBobbyBowden I’m so sorry for the loss of your grandson today!!
— xxxNORAxxx (@noraortiz78) December 27, 2013
@TheBobbyBowden Prayers going out to the Family
— Betty hayes (@BettyCurly) December 27, 2013
Thoughts and prayers to Bobby Bowden and his family
— Nick Hinkley (@NickHinkley) December 27, 2013
So sad for Bobby Bowden and his family
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahfcoop) December 27, 2013
Praying for Bobby Bowden and family!
— Steven Rowe (@SRowe1978) December 27, 2013
Prayers go out to Bobby Bowden & his family with the loss of his grandson.
— Jonathan Tony (@jonathantony) December 27, 2013
Prayers go out to Jeff & Bobby Bowden & family. Jeff’s son, T.J., killed in a car wreck last night in Florida http://t.co/oF2u68TZQF
— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) December 27, 2013
Thoughts and prayers to the great Bobby Bowden for the loss of his grandson
— Jesse Tomich (@jtomich05) December 27, 2013
— Alligator Army (@AlligatorArmy) December 26, 2013
@AlligatorArmy Oh, definitely. This is just the second grandson he’s lost to a car accident, so I’d imagine it’s a sucker punch.
— Cait Gladow (@nolanolegal) December 26, 2013
Condolences to Coach Bobby Bowden and family for the loss of a 2nd grandchild in a car accident… http://t.co/JUHXAeRhaE
— 12th Man Quarterback (@12thManQB) December 27, 2013
— K-LOVE News (@KLOVEnews) December 27, 2013
Thinking and praying for The Bowden Family after their tragic loss http://t.co/ziTdY9U4T1
— Jim Dunaway (@jimdunaway) December 27, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bowden family.
— NOLA Noles (@nolanoles) December 26, 2013
My prayers are with you Coach Bowden and your family
— Derrick Brooks (@DBrooks55) December 27, 2013