49ers Player Scores Emotional Touchdown Hours After Losing Newborn Son

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Goodwin, 26, and his 24-year-old wife are both former track stars at the University of Texas, where he also played football for the Longhorns.

Despite the heartbreaking loss, Goodwin took the field Sunday afternoon and helped his team beat the New York Giants. On his way into the end zone, he had blown a kiss to the sky. After doing so, he dropped to his knees in the middle of the endzone in an emotional state.

But local media report that Goodwin didn't linger after the game, leaving to be with his family.

After the game, Goodwin posted on Instagram that his son died after being born prematurely early Sunday morning. He then fell to his knees, where his teammates surrounded him.

"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", he wrote.


At the time, no one knew the tragic pain he and his wife, Morgan, endured during the early hours of Sunday morning.

This wasn't the only big play Goodwin had in the game, as he also produced a big block on tight end Garrett Celek's 47-yard touchdown.

On Instagram, Goodwin wrote that doctors had to deliver their son prematurely around 4 a.m.

Both Goodwin and his wife attended the University of Texas at Austin and they Wednesday in February of 2016.

"I just wanna thank those who've genuinely prayed for [wife Morgan Goodwin] & myself throughout this pregnancy", Goodwin began.

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