Marquise Goodwin plays hours after losing baby boy to pregnancy complications

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. 💙👣

 

 

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.

Goodwin, of Lubbock, Texas, played high school football at Rowlett High School and collegiately for the Texas Longhorns. He is also a former Olympian who competed in the long jump in track & field.

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