49ers Receiver Marquise Goodwin Scores Emotional Touchdown Just Hours After the Death of His Baby
His reaction is heartbreaking.
After scoring an 83-yard touchdown against the New York Giants on Sunday, 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was overcome with emotion. Watch the incredible moment above.
In an Instagram post, Goodwin announced that he and his wife Morgan had lost their prematurely-born baby boy just hours before he took the field.
“I just wanna thank those who’ve genuinely prayed for @morganakamomo & myself through out this pregnancy,” he wrote. “
“Unfortunately we lost our baby boy due to some complications, and had to prematurely deliver him early this morning around 4am.”
The 26-year-old 49er received an outpouring of support from celebrities, analysts and fans on social media.
Please keep my brother @flashg88dwin and his family in your prayers. He played yesterday with a heavy heart after the death of his son 🙏🏾
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) November 13, 2017
When is a touchdown more than just a touchdown? I’ve always looked at football as a metaphor for life and #MarquiseGoodwin played with such an unimaginably heavy heart yesterday losing his baby son just hours before the game. Praying for you and your family RN @flashg88dwin🙏🏽💔 pic.twitter.com/g3uNDpiNOO
— Holly Robinson Peete 💃🏾♍️ (@hollyrpeete) November 13, 2017
Praying for you and your fam @flashg88dwin. We send you all our love and support.
— Stevie (@StevieJohnson13) November 13, 2017
The heavy heart @flashg88dwin played with today…
Marquise Goodwin of San Francisco 49ers stars after death of baby https://t.co/JMwMf2cqwL
— Stephania Bell (@Stephania_ESPN) November 13, 2017
My heart broke https://t.co/U7aAs2UYIs
— Truck Gordon (@TruckMMA_UFC) November 13, 2017
God bless you, your wife and your family, @flashg88dwin. My heart breaks for you and I will keep you in my prayers. 🙏🏻🙏🏻
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) November 13, 2017
Marquise Goodwin was very emotional after that TD, and even Eric Reid — a defensive player — came from the sideline to celebrate with him in the end zone.
— David Lombardi (@LombardiHimself) November 12, 2017
Hope to do justice on this tribute for @flashg88dwin just as he did for his son! Sending prayers to Marquise and his wife! 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/YIJwWYITf4
— ⓒ🅾🅰ⓒн 🌳™️ (@HeyCoachT) November 13, 2017
We're all behind you, @flashg88dwin pic.twitter.com/4svycztEQX
— KNBR (@KNBR) November 13, 2017