03/29/2013 - 2013 Texas Pro Day: Marquise Goodwin, WR (5-9, 177) - Goodwin is a world-class track and field athlete, and is a two-time NCAA champion (and Texas record-holder) in the long jump and a four-time All-American. Not surprisingly, he posted the fastest 40-yard dash time at the NFL Scouting Combine (officially at 4.27 seconds). At Texas' pro day, Goodwin recorded a 42-inch vertical jump and an 11-foot-5 broad jump (topping his combine number of 11-foot-0). - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
02/23/2013 - The player who runs the fastest 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine won't just have bragging rights this year, they'll also get a contract offer from Adidas. The shoe company took out a full page ad in Saturday's Indianapolis Star announcing the unique deal. Adidas spokesperson Michael Ehrlich confirmed the contract offer to ESPN.com, but declined to say how much the contract would be worth.
Ironically, players aren't even allowed to wear Adidas on game day because the company doesn't have a marketing deal with the NFL. Under Armour and Nike are currently the only brands that can be worn during games.
Texas wide receiver Marquise Goodwin is probably the early favorite in the clubhouse to run the fastest 40. Goodwin has been timed as fast as 4.26 and said on Friday that his goal is to break Chris Johnson's combine record of 4.24. The unofficial combine record is held by former Auburn running back Bo Jackson, who ran a 4.12 in 1986.
Speaking of Auburn, a darkhorse for the fastest 40 time is Tiger running back Onterio McCalebb. McCalebb has been timed as fast as 4.28 in the 40. One player who won't get the Adidas contract offer, but is worth mentioning, is Arkansas Pine-Bluff offensive lineman Terron Armstead. Armstead ran a 4.71 40 on Saturday, which is the fastest time ever run by an offensive linemen at the combine. - John Breech, CBSSports.com
02/22/2013 - Texas wide receiver Marquise Goodwin had just 26 catches as a senior in Austin, but his speed and athleticism give scouts reason to think he'll be much more productive in the NFL. When asked how fast he wanted to run in the 40-yard dash, Goodwin kept it simple: "really fast." But just how fast? "One of the fastest times, if not the fastest," Goodwin said. "I want to run the fastest ever, that's my goal. Chris Johnson has the record at 4.24, that's my goal."
Goodwin, whose best time in the 100 meter dash is 10.09, said he's matched the 4.24 40-yard dash mark during practice drills, but more importantly, he's looking to impress in the positional drills. The former track star says he's a football player first who just happens to run fast. "I've proved that I have more than just linear speed," Goodwin said. "I have good hands, I run good routes and get out of my breaks. I can run other routes than just the ???9'. I'm tough, can take hits and block."
Among the other drills in Indianapolis, Goodwin is also expected to impress in the broad jump after finishing 10th in the long jump at the Summer Olympics in London this past summer. The broad jump at the combine is slightly different than the long jump in the Olympics because at the combine, the player must jump from a stationary position and stick the landing. But Goodwin still has high expectations. "The jump is a big goal of mine as well," Goodwin added. "I'm looking forward to it, as well as all the other tests. But broad jump especially, the record is 11'5"." - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, Workout warriors: Although he had a career-low 26 catches as a senior, Texas wide receiver Marquis Goodwin flashed elite-level speed and athleticism over his career, including last month in Mobile at the Senior Bowl. He participated in the London Olympics last summer and it would be a disappointment if he doesn't test off-the-charts in Indianapolis. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
02/20/2013 - 2013 NFL Combine, 10 players to watch: 4. WR Marquise Goodwin, Texas...A world-class athlete, Goodwin participated in the London Olympics last summer (placed 10th in the long jump) and is one of the best athletes in this year's draft class. He had a career-low 26 catches as a senior in Austin, but he was often misused in the Longhorns' offense and missed almost all of their summer practices. Goodwin is still rough around the edges, but he will test off-the-charts. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
01/24/2013 - 2013 SENIOR BOWL, WEDNESDAY RISER: WR Marquise Goodwin, Texas (North Team)...An Olympic athlete will always be an intriguing NFL prospect, but Goodwin's senior season on the football field was average at best. However, through three days of practice at the Senior Bowl, Goodwin has looked much more natural and polished in his routes and catching the ball. His world-class speed translates well to the football field and he looks much more flexible in his patterns and breaks, catching just about everything thrown his way. A prospect who looks much different from the tape, Goodwin is forcing scouts to go back and study more on the former Longhorn, but it wouldn't be surprising if Goodwin vaults into the early rounds, similar to Buffalo Bills wide receiver T.J. Graham a year ago. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/29/2012 - Scouting the Texas special teams: Penn State transfer Anthony Fera was expected to take the kicking job, but missed the first month of the season with an injury and was ineffective when he did take over. Freshman Nick Jordan has made seven of his 11 attempts, as well as 24 of his 25 extra points. Alex King averages more than 45 yards a kick and has gotten 14 of his 35 punts inside the 20. D.J. Monroe and Marquis Goodwin are explosive kick returners, while Quandre Diggs and Mykkele Thompson take back punts, though the Longhorns average less than one return per game. - The Sports Xchange
11/25/2012 - WR Marquise Goodwin left the game in the second half with what appeared to be an injury to his hard or wrist. He did not return.
10/08/2012 - WR Marquise Goodwin left the West Virginia game in the second quarter after a hard tackle by Karl Joseph. He returned to the game later in the quarter and would catch a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter.
08/10/2012 - Thank goodness for football. That was Marquise Goodwin's thought as the Longhorns' senior wide receiver flew home from London after a disappointing performance Saturday in the long jump at the Olympics. Goodwin, the U.S. national champion, managed a best of just 25 feet, 7 inches and failed to advance to the final round. If he'd duplicated his 27-4 best at the U.S. nationals, he'd have flown home with a gold medal. "Most definitely," he said Thursday night when asked if it was his most crushing athletic setback. I worked my whole life for that one moment." So ... thank goodness for football. "Football is a big stress reliever," Goodwin said. "It's great not to have to worry like, ???Oh dang, if I would have done this; if I would have done that.' My mind is totally on football now." That's good news for the Longhorns, who warmly welcomed Goodwin home Thursday at practice, although it will be a few days until he actually dons pads. As Texas' sole senior wide receiver, much is expected from him this fall. "It was a real humbling experience in London," Goodwin said. "I came back to where everybody loves me. There's nothing like it. Your teammates always have your back." - Mark Rosner, The Austin American-Statesman
06/26/2012 - Texas wide receiver Marquise Goodwin hopes to hear his name called at the podium for the 2013 NFL Draft next April, but he has a more immediate goal to tackle. Winning a gold medal. Rated as the No. 20 wide receiver prospect for '13 by NFLDraftScout.com, Goodwin qualified for next month's Olympics with a personal-best of 27 feet, 4.25 inches (8.33 meters) on his final attempt to win the long jump at the U.S. track trials over the weekend. Goodwin caught 33 passes for 421 yards and two touchdowns last season, and his 4.34-second speed in the 40-yard dash is clearly one of his assets on the field. At 5-9 and 178 pounds, Goodwin is an undersized prospect who likely projects to the slot in the NFL. It's uncertain whether Goodwin will have to report late when the Longhorns begin practicing in August, but he has plenty of experience in the system. That includes 16 starts in 37 career games with 94 receptions for 1,024 yards and four touchdowns. Understandably, the coaching staff looks to take advantage of Goodwin's speed as well. He has 33 career carries for 265 yards to go along with 31 kickoff returns for 658 yards (21.2-yard average) and one touchdown, and one punt return for 22 yards for 1,969 all-purpose yards. Goodwin is even more accomplished on the track, winning the 2010 NCAA Outdoor Long Jump Championship (26-9), the 2010 Big 12 Championship (26-0.75), the 2011 Big 12 Indoor Championship (26-7), the 2011 Big 12 Outdoor Championships (26-9.75) and is a two-time World Junior Champion (long jump, 4x100m). He also holds the school indoor record in the long jump (26-8.50) and 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. So he stands a good chance of being a household name well before he tries to break speed records at the scouting combine next February. - Derek Harper, The Sports Xchange
06/25/2012 - Mack Brown will have to excuse Marquise Goodwin if he needs to miss a few workouts this summer, though he has a pretty solid excuse for doing so. Over the weekend the Texas wide receiver qualified for the Olympics and will compete in the long jump for the U.S. Olympic track and field team. Goodwin set a personal best with a jump of 8.33 meters at the Olympic trials. That's 27 feet and 4.25 inches for those of us not on the metric system. Whichever system you use, though, that's a pretty impressive leap. Mack Brown has to be happy knowing that with a full head of steam behind him, Goodwin can leap into the end zone from the nine-yard line if he needs to. Goodwin was expected to redshirt last season as he prepared for the Olympics, but returned to the football team after Texas' season opener against Rice. He finished 2011 with 33 receptions for 421 yards and 2 touchdowns. Here's hoping he can start 2012 with a gold medal. - Tom Fornelli, CBS Sports
06/25/2012 - Marquise Goodwin won the U.S. track trials long jump with a personal-best of 27 feet, 4 inches on his final attempt, putting him on the Olympic team. Will Claye was second at 27-0 ,and George Kitchens Jr. was third at 26-11 1/4, just making the Olympic ''A'' standard needed to qualify for the London Games. Goodwin, a senior wide receiver at Texas, won his second straight NCAA title in the long jump earlier this month with a leap of 27 feet. The field in Sunday's event at Hayward Field was missing Olympian Dwight Philips, who wasn't able to compete because of injury. - AP Sports
05/08/2012 - 2012 College Football Freaks List: 4. Marquise Goodwin, Texas, WR: One of the fastest men in college football, the 5-9, 177-pounder, also a first-team Academic-All-Big 12 player, may make it to the Olympics as a long jumper. Last weekend, Goodwin won his second consecutive Penn Relays long jump title. He also runs on Texas' 4x100 relay team. As a football player, he's caught 94 balls for 1,024 yards and four TDs while totaling almost 2,000 all-purpose yards in his career at Texas. - Bruce Feldman, CBS Sports