NFL player scores touchdown hours after death of baby

This looked like your basic NFL touchdown yesterday. A player makes a decent catch, runs it to the end zone and is mobbed by happy teammates. Nice.

There was more to it, however. Marquise Goodwin’s infant son died a few hours before the game.

His wife, Morgan, posted this on Instagram after the game:

This whole week has taken an emotional toll on my husband and I, Struggling to keep our healthy baby safe in my womb. However, God had other plans for us. Today, I had to deliver my precious baby boy early this morning due to preterm labor.

Despite our loss, my hubby kept grinding, scored his son a touchdown & got our first “W” of the season. He had a wonderful game today. I appreciate everyone who kept us in their prayers and constantly checked in on us. This was truly and an amazing experience and it was also a tragic experience.

But that’s okay because we won’t stop fighting and we won’t give up on what God has in store for us.

It’s just important for us to remember that things happen for a reason, even though we may question ourselves “why us.” Our faith is strong. I just ask that you let us mourn in peace and ask that you not try and call/blow our phone up. 👼🏾 #RIPBabyGoodwin #PretermLabor #PregnancyLoss #StayingStrong