Marquise Goodwin
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Goodwin with the 49ers in 2018
No. 11 – San Francisco 49ers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1990-11-19) November 19, 1990 (age 29)
Lubbock, Texas, U.S.
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school:Rowlett (Rowlett, Texas)
NFL Draft:2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78
Career history
* Buffalo Bills ( 2013 2016)
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receiving yards:2,137
Return yards:468
Rushing yards:74
Total touchdowns:12
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Marquise Derell Goodwin (born November 19, 1990) is an American football wide receiver and kick returner for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL) and a former Olympian who competed in the long jump in track and field. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Texas.

In track and field, his specialty is the long jump, an event in which he won two national college championships. Goodwin represented the United States at the 2008 IAAF World junior championships, the 2011 World University games, the 2011 IAAF World Championships, the 2012 Summer Olympics, and the 2015 Pan American Games, where he won silver. He has competed as a long jumper and sprinter, and has been a top competitor in the 60 meters and 100 meters dashes, and the triple jump.

Early yearsEdit

Goodwin was born in Lubbock, Texas. He attended Rowlett High School in Rowlett, Texas, and played high school football and competed in track and field for the Rowlett Eagles.[1] He had the second fastest 100-meter time (10.24w) in the state, was the state champion in the triple jump and long jump, and was a member of the state title-winning 4×100-meter relay team.[2] He won seven Texas Class 5A state track and field championships while he was at Rowlett. He also finished first in the long jump at the 2008 World Junior Championships in Athletics in Bydgoszcz, Poland,[3] and first again at the 2008 and 2009 United States Junior Championships. At the 2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Goodwin set the national high school record in the long jump and placed fifth (8.18 meters; 26 feet 10 inches).[4][5][6]

In his high school career, he caught 132 passes for 1,709 yards (12.95 average) and 17 touchdowns.[7]

College careerEdit

Goodwin received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Texas at Austin, where he pledged Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.[8] He played for coach Mack Brown's Texas Longhorns football team from 2009 to 2012, and also competed for the Texas Longhorns track and field team from 2010 to 2012.[9]

College track and fieldEdit

Goodwin was a two-time NCAA champion in the long jump (2010, 2012) and a four-time All-American in track and field. He won five Big 12 Conference championships and made the All-Big 12 team seven times. He is the Longhorns' indoor record holder in the long jump and was the runner-up for the 2012 NCAA Indoor long jump title.

He won the 2011 U.S. Outdoor Track and Field long jump title with a personal-best 27 feet 4 inches (8.33 meters) and won the 2012 Outdoor Championship/Olympic Trials with the same distance. He competed in the 2012 Olympics, ranking tied for the #1 qualifier, but only managed 10th place in the final.

He chose not to compete in the 2013 NCAA track and field seasons in indoor or outdoor.

College footballEdit

In his collegiate career, Goodwin started 21 of the 49 games in which he appeared, including the 2010 BCS National Championship Game against Alabama.[10] His final career statistics included 116 receptions for 1,296 yards and six touchdowns, 45 times for 341 yards and 44 kickoff returns for 985 yards and one touchdown. He also returned a punt for 22 yards.[11] Some of his key plays include his first touchdown of his 2009 freshman year, a game-winning touchdown in a 16-13 victory over the Oklahoma Sooners.[12] Goodwin also returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown to seal the Longhorns' win over the Texas A&M Aggies.[13]

In the 2010 season, Goodwin had 31 receptions for 324 yards and one touchdown.[14] In the 2011 season, he had 33 receptions for 421 yards and two touchdowns.[15] In the 2012 season, Goodwin was named a semifinalist for the Campbell Trophy.[16] In the 2012 Alamo Bowl against Oregon State, Goodwin rushed for a 64-yard touchdown, and caught the game-winning, 36-yard touchdown pass—an effort that was good enough to earn him the game's Offensive Most Valuable Player trophy.[17] In the 2012 season, he had 26 receptions for 340 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.[18]

Goodwin went on to compete in the 2013 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.[19]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Marquise Goodwin Receiving Rushing
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD
2009 Texas Big 12 FR WR 14 30 279 9.3 1 2 8 4.0 0
2010 Texas Big 12 SO WR 11 31 324 10.5 1 9 37 4.1 0
2011 Texas Big 12 JR WR 12 33 421 12.8 2 22 220 10.0 0
2012 Texas Big 12 SR WR 13 26 340 13.1 3 13 140 10.8 3
Career Texas 120 1,364 11.4 7 46 405 8.8 3

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 8⅞ in 183 lb 4.27[20] s 1.50 s 2.41 s 4.09 s 6.66 s 42 in 11 ft 0 in 13 rep

After posting the third-fastest 40-yard dash time ever at the NFL scouting combine, Goodwin was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the third round, with the 78th overall pick, of the 2013 NFL Draft.[22][23]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On May 10, 2013, Goodwin signed a four-year contract with the Bills, where he also practiced in his first day of rookie minicamp.[24] He caught his first career touchdown Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals, a 40-yard pass from Thaddeus Lewis.[25] Goodwin played 12 games in his rookie season making 17 receptions for 283 receiving yards. He also had 16 kickoff return opportunities totaling 351 returning yards.[26]

In 2014, hobbled by numerous injuries (concussion, ankle, ribs, and hamstring), Goodwin caught only one pass for 42 yards, which came against the Detroit Lions.[27][28][29]

After missing five games with broken ribs, Goodwin posted two receptions for 24 yards in the 2015 season.[30]

In 2016, Goodwin posted 29 receptions, 431 yards, and three touchdowns, setting career highs in games played, receptions, and receiving yards. While Goodwin enjoyed his most productive season, he was also inconsistent.[31] His 42.6% catch rate ranked 107th among qualified NFL wide receivers in 2016.[32]

San Francisco 49ersEdit

File:Marquise Goodwin with the 49ers in 2018.jpg

On March 9, 2017, Goodwin signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[33] On September 10, 2017, in his 49ers debut, Goodwin had three receptions for 21 yards in the season opening 23–3 loss to the Carolina Panthers.[34] On November 12, 2017, against the New York Giants, he caught his first touchdown of the season on an 83-yard reception.[35] After beating one defender, Goodwin blew a kiss to the sky and once in the end zone, then took a knee in prayer before falling to both knees with his head in hands, as his teammates gathered around him. After the game, in which the 49ers beat the New York Giants for their first win of the season, Goodwin revealed that he and his wife had lost their prematurely born son due to complications during pregnancy in the early morning hours the day of the game.[36] In Week 15, Goodwin caught a career-high 10 passes for 114 yards in a 25-23 win over the Titans.[37] Goodwin established new career highs in receptions and receiving yards in his first season with the 49ers, finishing the season with 56 catches for 962 yards and two touchdowns.[38]

On March 8, 2018, Goodwin signed a three-year, $20.3 million contract extension with the 49ers that will last through the 2021 season.[39]

In Week 6, against the Green Bay Packers, Goodwin set career-highs with 126 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.[40] In the 2018 season, he finished with 23 receptions for 395 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.[41]

NFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2013 BUF 12 1 17 283 16.6 59T 3 3 13 4.3 17 0 1 1
2014 BUF 10 0 1 42 42.0 42 0 3 8 2.7 12 0 1 0
2015 BUF 2 0 2 24 12.0 14 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 BUF 15 9 29 431 14.9 84T 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 SF 16 6 56 962 17.2 83T 2 4 44 11.0 18 0 -- --
2018 SF 11 8 23 395 17.2 67T 4 4 9 2.3 5 0 1 0
Career 66 34 128 2,137 16.7 84 12 14 74 5.3 18 0 3 1
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Track careerEdit

Marquise Goodwin
File:Marquise Goodwin 2012 Olympics.jpg
Goodwin at the 2012 Olympic Games
Personal information
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight192 lb (87 kg)
CountryUnited States United States
SportTrack and Field
Event(s)Long Jump, 60m, 100m, 200m, 4x100, Triple Jump
College teamUniversity of Texas
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)*Long Jump: 8.45m, (Guadeloupe 2016)
  • 60m: 6.67s, (Portland Convention Center 2016)
  • 100m: 10.24ws (10.24w), (Austin, TX 2009)
  • 200m: 21.24s, (Austin, TX 2009)
  • Triple Jump: 15.38m, (Austin, TX 2009)
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