Just hours before San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin was scheduled to suit up and face the New York Giants, he and his wife, Morgan Goodwin, suffered a devastating loss.
The football star took to Instagram to share that their newborn son died Sunday morning due to pregnancy complications.
“Unfortunately we lost our baby boy due to some complications, and had to prematurely deliver him early this morning around 4am,” he wrote to caption a photo of his finger and his baby boy’s tiny hand.
Goodwin continued, “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.”
The 49ers didn’t secure a team win on Sunday but the star scored a touchdown and knelt in the endzone as he craddled the football in his arms.
Goodwin’s teammates huddled around him following the play to offer their support as a kind sentiment.
Both Goodwin and his wife attended the University of Texas at Austin and they wed in February of 2016.