NFL player explains the heartbreaking reason why he was so emotional after scoring a touchdown

November 14, 2017 11:18 am Last Updated: November 15, 2017 12:05 pm

During the San Francisco 49ers’ game on Sunday, Marquise Goodwin scored a touchdown. His touchdown put the 49ers ahead of the New York Giants, but that’s not why the wide receiver became extremely emotional as he fell to his knees in the end zone.

Following the game Goodwin shared that he and his wife, Morgan Goodwin-Snow, lost their baby “due to some complications.”

In September the couple announced on Instagram that they were expecting.

On Sunday as Goodwin neared the end zone he blew a kiss to the sky and then got down on his knees to pray after scoring the touchdown. At the time no one but his teammates knew the reason for his extremely emotional reaction.

“I have so much respect for him, to come out here and still play, with the hurt that he had in his heart, and to ball out,” Eric Reid, a safety for the 49ers, told SFGate.

After the 49ers’ win Goodwin and his wife shared photos of their son.

Marquise and his wife both shared devastating photos of their son and thanked those who kept the couple in their prayers while Morgan was pregnant.

According to Marquise’s Instagram, “due to some complications” Morgan had to prematurely deliver their baby boy around 4 a.m. on Sunday, the day of the 49ers’ game.

“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,” he wrote. “The pain (physically, mentally, & emotionally) that she has endured is unbelievable.”

Morgan also shared a photo and praised her husband for his playing only hours after they lost their son.

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. I️ 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

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Once fans realized why Marquise became emotional after scoring a touchdown, many took to social media to commend him and offer their condolences.

“This was truly an amazing experience and it was also a tragic experience,” Morgan wrote on her Instagram. “But that’s okay because we won’t stop fighting and we won’t give up on what God has in store for us.”