Posted March 30, 2012 on AP on Fox
Texas junior Marquise Goodwin, the reigning U.S. champion in the long jump, insists he is hungry to get to the Olympics this summer and win a medal. Some might question just how hungry considering he abandoned plans to train for the London Games for a full year in order to keep playing wide receiver for the Longhorns football team. Goodwin says he was simply pursuing his love of football and couldn't get away from the passion that comes from playing in front of 100,000 fans. For the next few months, it's all about London. And in case anyone needs reminding, it's not like his side career in football stopped him from beating everyone in America before. ''I've got very high expectations,'' Goodwin said Friday at the Texas Relays, where he is scheduled to jump Saturday in his first outdoor competition of the year. Goodwin has long been considered a rising star in American track. He also was a standout football player, contributing a couple of big tou...
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