Former President And First Lady To Do Super Bowl Coin Toss

Posted February 02, 2017

It takes more than pneumonia to keep George H.W. Bush from attending the Super Bowl.

The former president got out of the hospital Monday after being treated for pneumonia.

In 2002, he became the first president, past or president, to participate in a Super Bowl coin toss in person.

A spokesman for the Bush family said on Twitter they were "looking forward" to the event.

"Both of them had a little bit of set backs health wise recently", said Goodell.

"I've heard from both of them and they're excited and anxious to be here", Goodell said, adding, "We're honored to have them".

Bush also participated in the coin toss prior to the start of the Atlanta Falcons-New Orleans Saints football game at the newly re-opened Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on September 25, 2006.

Barbara Bush was also hospitalized for several days during her husband's hospital stay.

George H.W. Bush sent Trump a letter explaining the former first couple's absence from Inauguration Day. The former first couple, both in their 90s, have been avid sports fans and supporters of the Houston teams.