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Former Longhorn Marquise Goodwin eyes return to Olympic Games

Posted January 4th, 2016


Former Texas football standout and 2012 Olympian Marquise Goodwin  will attempt to quality for the 2016 Summer Olympic  Games in Rio De Janero, Brazil.

Goodwin, who also plays in the NFL, is attempting to qualify for the long jump and a variety of sprinting events at the Olympic trials in Eugene, Ore, in July.

Goodwin is a member of the Buffalo Bills and told ESPN that he will have to talk with head coach Rex Ryan about possibly missing time with the team if he qualifies.


“That’s for me to discuss with Coach Rex [Ryan] and the staff,” Goodwin told ESPN. “But if that’s what it takes, and if everybody’s on board, then that’s what’s gonna happen.”

A third round pick by Buffalo in 2013, Goodwin has the 11th most receptions in Longhorn history (120). He also competed in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where he placed 10th in the long jump.

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