Marquise Goodwin made a couple of stellar plays in San Francisco's 31-21 win over the New York Giants on Sunday. But most fans probably don't know he was playing with a very heavy heart.
Goodwin and his wife Morgan lost their baby boy due to complications that led to a premature birth just hours before kickoff at Levi's Stadium. The news first was reported by NBC Sports.
The wide receiver posted on his Instagram account:
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. 💙👣
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After catching an 83-yard touchdown pass and just before crossing the goal line, Goodwin blew a kiss to the sky. He knelt in the end zone and prayed, then was surrounded by teammates.
He left the stadium after the game to join his family.