A tale of heartache and strength in the sports world: Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin blew a kiss toward the heavens Sunday as he scored an 83-yard touchdown that helped the San Francisco 49ers trump the New York Giants 31-21, reports ESPN. Later, he revealed what had happened hours earlier. In an Instagram post, Goodwin revealed that he and wife Morgan Goodwin-Snow "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."
NPR reports that Goodwin-Snow posted an Instagram message noting that "Despite our loss, my hubby kept grinding, scored his son a touchdown & got our first 'W' of the season." Deadspin reports she had posted a message in September that announced the pregnancy, accompanied by the hashtag #hellosecondtrimester. The couple were star track athletes while at the University of Texas at Austin, notes NPR. (Read more premature birth stories.)