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Texas WR Marquise Goodwin Wins Long Jump At 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials

Saying Marquise Goodwin is a good athlete is an understatement, he is a dual-sport star as he is a wide receiver for the Texas Longhorns and is an Olympic caliber long jumper.

On Sunday, Goodwin earned a spot on the United States Olympic team by winning the long jump with a 27-foot, four-inch leap, and he will be competing in his first-ever Olympic Games.

The win for Goodwin was monumental as he became only the sixth athlete ever to win the long jump at the NCAA level and at the U.S. Olympic Trials, and he became the first to achieve the feat since 1960.

Goodwin beat out William Claye who qualified second with a jump of 27 feet even, and George Kitchens, Jr. finished third with a 26-foot, 11-and-three-quarters-inch jump.

The London Olympics will take place from July 27 to Aug. 12.

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