Marquise Goodwin Scores Touchdown Hours After Son's Tragic Passing

Marquise Goodwin Scores Touchdown Hours After Son's Tragic Passing
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Olympic long jumper and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin endured an unimaginable loss on Sunday when his son passed away after being born prematurely. Goodwin shared the tragic news on Instagram after the 49ers' win against the New York Giants. 

"I just wanna thank those who've genuinely prayed for @morganakamomo & myself through out this pregnancy. Unfortunately we lost our baby boy due to some complications, and had to prematurely deliver him early this morning around 4am," Goodwin wrote.

"Although we are hurt, I am grateful for the experience and grateful that God blessed me with a wife as courageous and resilient as Morgan. The pain (physically, mentally, & emotionally) that she has endured is unbelievable. Please Pray for the Goodwin family."

Just hours after his son's passing, Goodwin scored his first touchdown of the season for the 49ers. After crossing the goal line, he dropped to his knees, pointed the football towards the sky, and knelt for several seconds while his teammates embraced him. 

Goodwin and his wife Morgan met while competing on the track team at the University of Texas. She also shared a heartfelt message on her own Instagram account

"….Despite our loss, my hubby kept grinding, scored his son a touchdown & got our first 'W' of the season. He had a wonderful game today. I appreciate everyone who kept us in their prayers and constantly checked in on us," she wrote. 

"This was truly and an amazing experience and it was also a tragic experience. But that's okay because we won't stop fighting and we won't give up on what God has in store for us. It's just important for us to remember that things happen for a reason, even though we may question ourselves 'why us.' Our faith is strong."
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