Olympian, Buffalo Bills WR Marquise Goodwin entered in U.S. Track and Field Championships
Marquise Goodwin, the Buffalo Bills wide receiver who finished 10th in the 2012 Olympic long jump, is entered in this week’s USA Track and Field Championships, which would be his first track meet since the London Games.
Goodwin, 24, petitioned into the meet, according to SI.com.
The top three finishers at the U.S. Championships on Thursday are in line to make the U.S. team for the World Championships long jump from Aug. 24-25 in Beijing.
Buffalo Bills training camp is July 31-Aug. 25. The Bills play preseason games Aug. 14, Aug. 20, Aug. 29 and Sept. 3.
Could Goodwin finish in the top three at the U.S. Championships? His personal best jump from the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials was 8.33 meters, which would rank fourth among U.S. men this year, .01 behind Marquis Dendy and Jarrion Lawson.
Goodwin, a third-round draft pick in 2013, caught one pass for 42 yards in 10 games last season while dealing with a concussion and ankle, hamstring and rib injuries.
New Bills coach Rex Ryan raved about Goodwin in late April.
“The Goodwin kid is not one to sleep on either,” Ryan said, according to the Buffalo News. “I don’t know [how] you are going to defend him with one guy.”