San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin fell to his knees in the end zone after scoring a touchdown against the New York Giants Sunday. He later revealed that he and his wife had endured a personal tragedy. Douglas Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images hide caption
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It wasn’t until after the San Francisco 49ers won their first game of the season Sunday that wide receiver Marquise Goodwin told fans he and his wife, Morgan Goodwin-Snow, had lost their baby son hours earlier, due to premature labor.
Goodwin posted the news online shortly after the game in which he scored a go-ahead 83-yard touchdown. After that long pass, Goodwin fell to his knees in prayer as his teammates gathered around him. On his way into the end zone, he had blown a kiss to the sky. And with the crowd cheering, he took a knee — and then he was down on both knees, with his head in his hands.
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