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George H.W. Bush to perform pre-game coin toss at Super Bowl LI

President George H.W. Bush filps the coin before the game between the Houston Texans and the Detroit Lions at NRG Stadium on Oct. 30, 2016 in Houston, Texas. (Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

Former President George H.W. Bush will perform the pre-game coin toss at Super Bowl LI in Houston on Sunday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday.

The 41st president and his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, were both recently released from the hospital. He was treated for pneumonia, while she was treated for bronchitis.

“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. I think it’ll be a great way to start the game.”

The former first couple lives in Houston, where the game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons will take place.

Bush’s spokesman added that the couple is “looking forward” to participating.

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