SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) – There was every reason 49ers huge receiver Marquise Goodwin should have been rejoicing in the SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA locker area after Sunday’s win.
He teammed up with rookie QB C.J. Beathard on an 83-yard scoring take up to greatly help the 49ers win their first game of the growing season. And unknown to the faithful gathered at Levi’s Stadium, his on his knees TD celebration ultimately zone had many a different meaning.
On Instagram following the game, the 49ers receiver let the fans understand he and his wife had suffered an unbelievable tragedy just hours before kickoff.
He wrote that he and his wife, Morgan, lost their baby on Sunday morning hours, around 4 a.m. because of complications. The baby had to be delivered prematurely.
“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,” Goodwin wrote. “The soreness (actually, mentally, & emotionally) that she has endured is unbelieveable.”
On his touchdown scoring perform, Goodwin had Giants’ corner Janoris Jenkins beat and ran the previous 20 yards untouched to the finish zone alone. As he neared the goal collection, he pointed skyward, blowing a kiss to heaven. Once ultimately area, he dropped to one knee, made the sign of the cross and cradled the ball.
Marquise Goodwin emotional from then on TD. pic.twitter.com/3DEctXP94S – Melissa Jacobs (@thefootballgirl) November 12, 2017
Goodwin may be the second NFL participant during the past few weeks to lose a baby prematurely. Buffalo’s Logan Thomas and his wife likewise suffered a similar loss in October.