Two-sport star Marquise Goodwin added to The Bowerman Watch List
Feb. 9, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas sophomore long jumper/sprinter/football WR Marquise Goodwin is one of 11 Division I men’s track and field athletes named to The Bowerman Watch List, the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday. The Bowerman is presented annually to the top male and female track and field athletes in the country. Goodwin is one of five true sophomores on this year's list and is one of two athletes that were added to the watch list after the initial preseason selections were made in January.
With one long jump competition under his belt this season, Goodwin is on top of the collegiate world early in 2011. With a jump of 26-8.50 (8.14m) on his second attempt at the Razorback Invitational on January 29, Goodwin secured an NCAA-automatic qualifying mark and the top mark in the NCAA by five inches. The leap also shattered the 25-year-old Texas record, held by former Longhorn WR/long jumper Eric Metcalf (26-0), by eight-and-a-half inches.
The two-sport star is the reigning 2010 NCAA Outdoor Long Jump Champion with a mark of 26-9 (8.15m).
In addition to being a world-class track and field athlete, Goodwin is also a wide receiver for the Texas football team who has played in 23 games, including nine starts for his career and has made 61 receptions for 603 yards (9.9 ypc) and two TDs. The Garland, Texas native also has 11 rushes for 45 yards, 20 kickoff returns for 411 yards (20.5 ypr) with one TD, and one punt return for 22 yards. He has amassed 1,461 all-purpose yards in his career.
In 2010, Goodwin appeared in 11 games at wide receiver, including seven starts, appeared on special teams, caught 31 passes for 324 yards (10.5 ypc) and one TD, rushed nine times for 37 yards, and returned four kickoffs for 62 yards. He caught four passes for 50 yards and rushed twice for 15 yards at Rice, had one carry for nine yards and returned one kickoff for 26 yards versus Wyoming, and caught four passes for 25 yards and returned one kickoff for 13 yards at Texas Tech. Against UCLA he grabbed six passes for 62 yards, and caught three passes for 34 yards and returned one kickoff for 12 yards against No. 8 Oklahoma. Goodwin then registered a career-high seven receptions for 54 yards and rushed once for five yards versus Iowa State. He caught four passes for a career-high 71 yards against No. 25/24 Baylor, returned one kickoff for 11 yards at Kansas State, and posted two catches for 31 yards and a TD against No. 17/18 Texas A&M.
Goodwin won the 2010 NCAA Long Jump Championship (26-9), the 2010 Big 12 Championship (26-0.75) and is a two-time World Junior Champion (long jump, 4x100m) in track and field. He set the national high school record in the long jump (26-10) in finishing fifth in the senior division at the U.S. Championships in 2009 and was only the 20th prep athlete all-time to jump over 26 feet.
He was a first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection in 2010, a three-time member of UT’s Athletics Director’s Honor Roll and earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honors in 2010.
The Longhorns track team returns to action this weekend at the New Mexico Lobo Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M. and the Husky Invitational in Seattle, Wash.