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Sport 49ers’ Marquise Goodwin opens up on decision to play after infant son’s death

05:26  15 november  2017
05:26  15 november  2017 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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Goodwin scored a touchdown hours after son ' s death . San Francisco 49 ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin revealed Sunday night that he played in Week 10’s win against the Giants just hours after he and his wife, Morgan, lost their infant son .

Marquise Goodwin ' s son died in the early hours of Sunday morning after being delivered prematurely. Goodwin scored a touchdown for the 49rs just hours later Just hours before the game, Goodwin and his wife Morgan lost their infant son due to complications after he had to be delivered prematurely.

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Marquise Goodwin laced up his cleats with a heavy heart this past Sunday. Goodwin still took the field at Levi’ s Stadium, but it wasn’t his decision to take part in the Week 10 matchup. In a conference call with 49 ers reporters Tuesday, Goodwin explained why he decided to play in wake of the family

The 49 ers player took to the field Sunday just hours after the tragic death of their baby boy due to pregnancy complications. After the death of their son , it was Morgan who encouraged her husband Marquise to play Sunday. Marquise credits his wife, his faith and his son for helping carry him into

Goodwin made the tragic announcement on Instagram, and in the game, he scored an 83-yard touchdown before dropping to his knees for an emotional celebration.

On Tuesday, Goodwin spoke about the family tragedy, thanking everyone for the support over the past few days. He said via nbcsports.com:

"Morgan and I appreciate all the love we've gotten," Goodwin said.

"We do have a lot of people that are following us through our journey. So we can maybe help people who've dealt with similar things that we have gone through or learn things from people who've been through our situation."

Goodwin continued to reveal that his wife urged him to play in the game.

"Really, it was my wife's decision," Goodwin said. "I asked her if she would like me to stay with her and she insisted that I go play in the game because she felt like my team needed me.

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Just hours after losing a child, 49 ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin scored his first TD of the season. Goodwin announced after the game on social media that his and his wife Morgan' s infant son died due to complications during the pregnancy.

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"She knows how I feel about the game and what impact I may have on my teammates and the outcome of the games, so it was solely my wife's decision."

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