Marquise Goodwin played and scored a touchdown Sunday to help the 49ers to their first win this season after he and his wife lost their prematurely born son following complications in pregnancy.
The wide receiver caught an 83-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Beathard as the 49ers beat the Giants, 31-21.
A clearly emotional Goodwin pointed to the sky as he crossed the goal line before dropping to his knees.
Goodwin confirmed the sad news on his Instagram account, writing, in part: “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.”
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.