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This NFL Player Played A Heart-Wrenching Game Just Hours After Losing His Baby

Goodwin fell to his knees in prayer when he made a 83-yard touchdown.

Posted on November 13, 2017, at 4:34 p.m. ET

Marquise Goodwin, a wide receiver and kick returner for the San Francisco 49ers, had to suit up to play a game against the New York Giants after receiving devastating news on Sunday.

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Goodwin ultimately helped the 49ers win their first game of the season with an 83-yard touchdown.

But the game was very bittersweet.

After the winning game, Goodwin shared that earlier that day he and his wife Morgan received news that their son died "due to some complications" and he was delivered prematurely.

He then shared the touchdown he scored, when he fell to his knees in the end zone and looked up to the sky.

Morgan also broke the tragic news to her friends and followers on Instagram. She gave credit to her husband for playing an emotionally tough game and said they "won’t stop fighting."

Online, fans and commentators are sharing their support while also recognizing the strength Goodwin showed on Sunday.

After losing a child he could've taken the rest of the season off and I would've be okay with it, but he decided pl…

Wow. To go out and play at a high level after something like that happens. Thought and prayers for his family.

I just heard the story of why Marquise Goodwin hit his knees and prayed after his TD catch. Absolutely heartbreakin…

Knowing what they know now, re-watching the touchdown is giving a lot of people goosebumps.

#49ers WR Marquise Goodwin and his wife lost their unborn baby due to complications yesterday morning. What does h…

BuzzFeed News has reached out to the parents and the 49ers.

Goodwin has asked for peoples' prayers during their difficult time.

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