San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin decided to put a portion of his new three-year, $20.3 million contract to good use.
Goodwin bought his mother and sister a new house.
On Thursday, Goodwin posted a video to Instagram that shows the manner in which he surprised his mother, Tamina, and sister, Deja, who has cerebral palsy. The latter two were blindfolded until Goodwin revealed their new home.
“I know mama… I can feel your energy in this video! All the obstacles WE have overcome,” Goodwin wrote. “Man…I love you so much mama… thank you for EVERYTHING! Especially blessing me with a sis like my Deja!!!”
Goodwin notably played through personal anguish last season, as his infant son died from pregnancy complications.
Hours later, Goodwin caught an 83-yard touchdown pass against the New York Giants and broke down in the end zone with his teammates by his side.
Five weeks later, his father died before a game against the Tennessee Titans. Goodwin reeled in a career-high 10 receptions for 114 yards in that contest.
Goodwin was named the winner of the 2018 George Halas Award, The Pro Football Writers of America announced. The award is presented to an NFL player, coach or staff member who overcomes the most adversity to succeed.
Goodwin previously was named as the winner of the Len Eshmont Award, presented annually by the 49ers to the player who best exemplifies inspirational and courageous play. In addition, he also won the Ed Block Courage Award.
The 27-year-old Goodwin recorded career highs in catches (56) and receiving yards (962) to go with two touchdowns last season. He posted two of his three 100-yard games after quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was inserted as the team’s starter.
Goodwin has recorded 105 receptions for 1,702 yards and eight touchdowns in 55 career games with the Buffalo Bills and 49ers.
He was also a member of the 2012 United States Olympic team and a two-time NCAA long jump champion during his career at the University of Texas.