SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin played with a heavy heart Sunday against the New York Giants hours after losing his newborn baby.
Goodwin not only played, but he caught an 83-yard touchdown pass helping to bring the 49ers to victory against the Giants.
After the touchdown, he blew a kiss to the sky and emotionally dropped down to his knees in the end zone.
At the time, fans had no idea that he and his wife Morgan Goodwin-Snow had lost their son at 4 a.m. the morning of the game.
Later that night, Goodwin announced their son’s death on social media. The 36-year-old said their son died of complications after his wife was forced to deliver him prematurely.
Below is his Instagram post that was accompanied with a photo of him holding his son’s hand:
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. 💙👣