November 13, 2017
Yesterday, 2012 US Olympian and two-time NCAA long jump champion Marquise Goodwin caught his first touchdown pass of the year for the San Francisco 49ers as he hauled in an 83 yard bomb for a touchdown. Before he crossed the goal line, an emotional Goodwin pointed to the sky and then once in an end-zone dropped to a knee, crossed himself and crumpled to the turf as he was surrounded many of his teammates. See it for yourself.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) November 12, 2017
After the game was over, Goodwin explained why he was so emtional. Earlier in the day, his baby boy had died after a premature birth.
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. 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. ??
Talk about this sad story on our messageboard: MB: Marquise Goodwin asks for your prayers after losing his son in premature birth.