Posted by Tom Fornelli
Earlier this week we wrote about the good problem that Texas wide receiver Marquise Goodwin has. Goodwin qualified for the IAAF World Championships in the long jump last weekend, but the event takes place in Korea on the same weekend that Texas is scheduled to open its season against Rice. Well, that meant that Goodwin would be missing about a month of practice and at least one game with the Longhorns this season, so it seems that he's reached a reasonable solution to the problem.
Goodwin has decided to redshirt during the 2011 season to focus on his track career.
“To compete in the World Championships and Olympics are dreams of mine, and I’m going to do everything I can to represent them while I’m competing for our country with Team USA,” Goodwin said in a statement. “I’m still going to be around football as much as possible, supporting them every step of the way next season, and will be ready to go with two years left when I fully return.”
Goodwin caught 31 passes for 324 yards and a touchdown in 2010.