Former President George H.W. Bush and his wife, Barbara Bush will flip the coin ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl LI between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell confirmed that detail during Wednesday's State of the NFL address in Houston.

Mr. and Mrs. Bush have both been recently hospitalized, but the former first couple was released last week, and Goodell said he was looking forward to hosting them at Sunday's game.

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