Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin has been keeping busy in track and field this summer. On Wednesday, he earned some hardware.
The 2013 third-round pick placed second in the long jump at the Pan American Games with a jump of 27 feet, 1 3/4 inches. Goodwin, who was a two-time NCAA champion at Texas, previously took 10th at the 2012 Olympics in London and fourth at the U.S. championships last month. Whether or not Goodwin looks to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro probably depends on where his football career is at that point.
After taking silver this week, Goodwin will now be redirecting to training camp in St. John Fisher College next week where he'll compete for a roster spot.
Goodwin's teammate, Jeffery Henderson, took first in the long jump at the Pan Am Games with a jump of 28 feet and 1/4 of an inch.
In two seasons, Goodwin has caught 18 passes for 325 yards and three touchdowns. After losing his kick return job last year, Goodwin will have new competition at receiver, too, in Percy Harvin and seventh-round pick Dezmin Lewis.