San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin got paid this offseason, and opted to make a massive purchase with the newly acquired wealth—but not for himself.
Goodwin posted a video on Instagram after he revealed an epic surprise to his mother and sister: a brand-new house, which his mother, Tamina, was obviously moved by:
I know mama… I can feel your energy in this video! All the obstacles WE have overcome… Man…I love you so much mama… thank you for EVERYTHING! Especially blessing me with a sis like my Deja!!! @mamaflashgoodwin_s 🙏🏾🙏🏾 #Blessed // Also huge s/o to @morganakamomo & our realtor @teamgiles_way for helping make this possible.
The touching scene showed Goodwin has a heart of gold, which fits the mold for a member of the 49ers after all—not in a greedy way, of course.
Goodwin’s sister, Deja, has cerebral palsy, but her brother has always been inspired by her and felt compelled to repay her with a new home.
Although he played football at the University of Texas, Goodwin was more known as a track star with the Longhorns. He won two national championships as a long jumper and competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
But with a renewed focus on the gridiron in recent years, the 27-year-old started to better realize his immense potential. In his first season in San Francisco, Goodwin racked up a team-high 962 yards on 56 receptions for a healthy 17.2-yard average.
The presence of new franchise quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and Goodwin’s emergence give the Niners a suddenly dynamic passing game combination. Over the span of Garoppolo’s first three starts last season, Goodwin had 319 yards receiving.
In the game before Garoppolo saw his first action in 2017, Goodwin decided to play despite the death of his infant son hours earlier and scored an 83-yard touchdown in San Francisco’s 31-21 win.
Between that inspired performance and his solid play down the stretch with Garoppolo to help the Niners win their last five games, Goodwin more than earned his three-year contract extension worth $20.3 million, including $10 million guaranteed.
This latest, ultimate action of taking care of his family is just one more reason root harder for Goodwin’s unique NFL success story.