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Marquise Goodwin wins long jump silver medal at Pan Am Games

The former Longhorns speedster still has it.

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The track and field career for former Texas Longhorns and curent Buffalo Bills wide receiver is hardly over, as the former Olympian won the silver medal in the long jump at the Pan Am games on Wednesday.

Godwin finished behind teammate Jeffrey Henderson with a jump of 8.27 meters, .27 meters behind Henderson, and even had some support from the Bills, as his position coach Sanjay Lal traveled to Toronto to watch his player.

"My receivers coach came all the way up here to support me and take time away from his vacation, so I appreciate that," said Goodwin. "Training camp is right around the corner, so I'm excited."

Asked if he's a football player or a track star, Goodwin labeled himself an athlete, but noted that he's committed to football. However, that commitment will be tested next year if he decides to compete in the Olympics, which will overlap with training camp for the Bills.

In college, Goodwin successfully balanced both sports, winning the NCAA Championship in the long jump twice before competing in the 2012 Olympics, where he finished 10th.

The 5'9, 179-pounder is heading into a critical third season with Buffalo -- after showing promise with 17 catches as a rookie, Goodwin only caught one pass on nine targets in 2014 and was inactive for several weeks. But with a new coaching staff in place, Goodwin feels that the new offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, will better take advantage of his talents after he fell into disuse last season.