Former President And First Lady Will Toss Coin At Super Bowl

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twitter

HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM) – A super honor for former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush.

They’ve been invited by the NFL Commissioner to do the coin flip before the start of Super Bowl LI.

The Bushes live in Houston where the Super Bowl will be played on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

The former president got out of the hospital Monday after being treated for pneumonia for more than two weeks.  The former first lady had been hospitalized as well with bronchitis.

Both are now home.

The Bushes are big sports fans and attend Houston Astros and Houston Texans games often.

The former president’s spokesperson tweeted about the honor Wednesday afternoon.

A short time later, the former president tweeted a GIF expressing his excitement.

(©2017 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

More From CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

Drip Pan: CBS Local App
Drip Pan: Weather App

Watch & Listen LIVE