San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was extremely emotional on the sideline after a long touchdown catch Sunday.
Goodwin's wife, Morgan Goodwin-Snow, had a premature delivery at 4 A.M. that day, and their son died due to complications following the birth. "Unfortunately we lost our baby boy due to some complications, and had to prematurely deliver him early this morning around 4am".
Morgan also spoke on the "tragic experience" in an Instagram post, letting her followers know the couple "won't stop fighting and we won't give up on what God has in store for us".
And when Goodwin scored the TD, he gripped the football tight, looked up to the sky and emotionally broke down in the end zone in this heartbreaking moment. "Please pray for the Goodwin family".
The San Francisco 49ers got their first win under first-year head coach Kyle Shanahan on Sunday, beating the hapless New York Giants, 31-21. Before he crossed the goal line, Goodwin blew a kiss skyward, and once he was in the end zone, he dropped to one knee, and then two. Goodwin has shown tremendous strength in his performance as a player, but also as a father and a husband, on Sunday.
Goodwin and his wife, who Wednesday in February 2016, are both accomplished athletes, having both been track and field stars while at the University of Texas at Austin.
I appreciate everyone who kept us in their prayers and constantly checked in on us. "This was truly and an awesome experience and it was also a tragic experience", she wrote.