Bowden, Hall of Famers arrive for Enshrinement weekend

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It was starting to feel like a Florida State reunion Thursday night at the College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend.

Legendary Seminoles' coach Bobby Bowden and '93 FSU Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Charlie Ward were among the Hall of Famers already in town for this weekend's enshrinement.

Bobby was not the only one that was in town amongst the Bowden clan. His wife, children and grandchildren are all in South Bend to see Grandpa enshrined into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Bobby's son, Terry, will co-host Saturday's event along with NewsCenter 16 Sports Director, Jeff Jeffers.

Bowden already seemed to be enjoying himself, reflecting on the legendary days facing off against Notre Dame. He even called the '93 loss to the Irish one of his favorite games of all-time. Of course, FSU would go on to win the National Championship that year.

Ward, soft-spoken, talked about his son now watching tapes of him and pointing out the mistakes dad sometimes made on the field.

Tracy Ham seemed to be the first one there and the last one to leave. Along with his wife and kids, he was enjoying the whole Hall of Fame experience.

He and his entire family sat down to play college football trivia with his oldest son ousting dad to win the competition.

Among those also being enshrined this weekend are Emmitt Smith, Bruce Smith, Jessie Tuggle, Mike Phipps and Steve Emtman.

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