In his final full week of time off before his third NFL training camp is set to begin, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin decided to win himself a silver medal in the Pan American Games. No big deal.
Goodwin placed second in the men's long jump event in Toronto on Wednesday evening, with his 8.25-meter leap coming in behind only United States teammate Jeffrey Henderson, who won with an 8.54-meter jump.
His silver-medal outing follows a late June appearance in the USATF Outdoor Track and Field Championships - his first competitive track and field participation since the 2012 summer Olympics - in which he set a personal best with an 8.37-meter jump. Goodwin placed fourth in that event, ruling him out of eligibility for the IAAF World Championships in China this August.
Goodwin's renewed interest in the long jump comes at a critical juncture in his pro football career; the third-year pro will be fighting for a roster spot (and if he's lucky, a role on offense) this summer at St. John Fisher. Regardless of what happens on the gridiron, it's clear that Goodwin's track and field career is far from over, given his successes this summer.