After Years of Tragedy, 49ers WR & Wife Welcome Child

Marquise Goodwin baby

Getty 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin and his wife Morgan have welcomed a newborn baby.

San Francisco 49ers wideout Marquise Goodwin gave the great news via his Instagram account Saturday: he and his wife Morgan are now the proud parents of a newborn baby.

“Hold tight baby, & never let go. Daddy got chu,” Goodwin captioned with the first photo he shared of his child.

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Hold tight baby, & never let go. Daddy got chu ??#GOODWINSZN

A post shared by MG (@marquisegoodwin) on Feb 22, 2020 at 11:15am PST

The baby’s sex was announced Sunday by Goodwin in a separate Instagram post: the couple had a baby girl the named Marae. The child is the couple’s first, and 49ers fans especially are well aware of the road laden with tragedies the Goodwins have travelled to get here.

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When the 49ers won their first game of the 2017 season, Goodwin scored an 83-yard touchdown and knelt in the end zone immediately afterward, collapsing and clearly emotional as teammates gathered around him. It was revealed later that he and his wife had lost their first child just hours prior.

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“Imagine having something that you want more than anything in the world, and you get it, and it’s just stripped away from you,” Goodwin said after the game in 2017. He said he played only at the request of Morgan.

“It was actually Morgan’s idea that I go play in the game. For me, my intentions were to be with her the whole time,” Marquise said.

“We had our baby boy … we spent time with him,” a tearful and emotional Morgan Goodwin said in an interview after the 2017 game. She then revealed why she wanted her husband to play football that day, as well as what she told him: “I want you to play in this game because I want your son to see you play.”

When Marquise and Morgan had to endure the same pain and loss again in 2018, he missed some time in November to deal with the loss. “This November, I had to miss two games,” Marquise said after the couple’s second miscarriage. “We experienced another traumatic event in our life that we had to overcome. It was tough at that point of the season,” he said.

After multiple tragic losses, it is both uplifting and heartwarming to see the couple share their joy, as well as news of their newborn baby daughter, with the world. Goodwin shared another Instagram post featuring little Marae’s feet with the wedding bands of her parents. “It took us a while but GOD blessed us with you, our RAINBOW after the rain,” Goodwin wrote in a heartfelt message on Instagram Sunday. “Daddy loves you so much, and I’m going to show the world how a #GirlDad is supposed to be.”

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Daddy’s little princess @maraegoodwin ??? #GOODWINSZN

A post shared by MG (@marquisegoodwin) on Feb 23, 2020 at 2:29pm PST

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