49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin scored his first touchdown of the season, an 83-yard catch, Sunday against the Giants and broke down with emotion in the end zone soon after.
If you wondered why Marquise Goodwin was so emotional after his TD.. It came hours after he & his wife lost their newborn child due to complications in pregnancy. So brave to play after that.. 🙏 #49ers #NFL pic.twitter.com/ufttIYogMA
— Paul Higham (@SportsPaulH) November 13, 2017
We now know why.
Goodwin and his wife Morgan lost their newborn son that morning at 4 a.m. due to complications with the pregnancy, announcing the news with an Instagram post shortly after the game.
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. 💙👣
According to Matt Maiocco to NBC Sports Bay Area, Goodwin left the locker room quickly after the game ended to be with his family.