|No. 88 Buffalo Bills|
|Position:||Wide receiver / Kickoff returner|
|Date of birth:||November 19, 1990|
|Place of birth:||Lubbock, Texas|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||179 lb (81 kg)|
|High school:||Rowlett (TX)|
|NFL draft:||2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 78|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2015|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Marquise Derell Goodwin (born November 19, 1990) is an American football player and Olympian. He's a wide receiver or kickoff returner for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL) and he also competes in the long jump in track and field. He was drafted by the Bills in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft and has played two seasons with the Bills. 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 2012 Summer Olympics, the 2011 IAAF World Championships, the 2011 World University games, the 2008 IAAF World junior championships 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.
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. 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. 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, 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).
As a Rowlett Eagles football player, he caught 132 passes for 1,709 yards (12.95 average) and 17 touchdowns during his high school career.
Marquise Goodwin at the 2012 Olympics
November 19, 1990 |
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg)|
|Sport||Track and Field|
|Event(s)||Long Jump, 60m, 100m, 200m, 4x100, Triple Jump|
|College team||University of Texas|
|Achievements and titles|
Goodwin received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. 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.
College track and field
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).
He chose not to compete in the 2013 NCAA track and field seasons in indoor or outdoor.
In his career, Goodwin started 21 of the 49 games in which he appeared, including the 2010 BCS National Championship Game. His final career statistics included 116 receptions for 1296 yards and 6 touchdowns, 45 times for 341 yards and 44 kickoff returns for 985 yards and one touchdown. He also returned a punt for 22 yards.
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. Goodwin also returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown to seal the Longhorns' win over Texas A&M Aggies.
In the 2012 Alamo Bowl versus 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.
Professional football career
2013 NFL Draft
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 9 in||192 lb||4.27 s||1.50 s||2.41 s||4.09 s||6.66 s||42 in||11 ft 0 in||13 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine.|
He caught his first career touchdown Week 6 against the Cincinnati Bengals, a 40 yard pass from Thaddeus Lewis. Goodwin played 12 games in his rookie season of 2013 making 17 receptions for 283 receiving yards. He also had 16 kickoff return opportunities totaling 351 returning yards.
In 2014, hobbled by numerous injuries (concussion, ankle, ribs, hamstring), he caught only 1 pass for 42 yards.
Goodwin made the 2012 United States Olympic team in the long jump with a career-best and meet-best mark of 8.33m (27-04.25) at the US Olympic Team Trials, a jump that would have been good enough to win the gold medal at the following Olympics.
At the Olympics, he qualified for the finals on his first jump of 8.11m (26-7), but he failed to match that performance in the finals and finished in 10th place.
In 2015, after a three year absence, he returned to track and field. In his first event back, despite jumping a career best 8.37m (27-05.5), he finished in 4th place, just missing qualification for the World Championship. A month later, at the 2015 Pan Am games, he earned a silver medal with a jump of 8.27m (27-1)
- College football recruiting: Marquise Goodwin ESPN
- Future Longhorn Marquise Goodwin sets national high school record in long jump at U.S.; Championships
- Jack Pfeifer Marquise Goodwin jumps 26-10 for national high school record June 28, 2009 MileSplit.us
- Alpur, Josh. "Marquise Goodwin finishes fourth in long jump at U.S. championships". NBC Sports. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
- Capel, Jim. "Marquise Goodwin happy with 'surreal' silver medal". ESPN. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
- Buffalo Bills bio
- Marquise Goodwin profile at IAAF
- DyeStat profile for Marquise Goodwin
- Texas Longhorns football bio
- Marquise Goodwin's Twitter