49ers wide receiver scores emotional touchdown hours after newborn son's death
SAN FRANCISCO, California —
The San Francisco 49ers won their first NFL game Sunday afternoon against the New York Giants, but it was an emotional game for 49ers wide receiver Marquis Goodwin.
After the game was over Goodwin posted on Instagram that he and his wife lost their newborn son Sunday morning due to complications during her pregnancy.
He wrote, " 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."
Despite the devastating loss, Goodwin managed to play Sunday and came up with an 83-yard touchdown pass from quarterback C.J. Beathard in the first quarter, the longest play from scrimmage by a 49er this season, ESPN said.
His wife also posted about their loss on her Instagram account.