Marquise Goodwin's Olympics bid comes up short

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  • By Tyler Dragon NFL.com
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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin's 2016 Olympic dreams did not come into fruition on Sunday.

Goodwin finished seventh in the men's long jump at the U.S.A. Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, with a mark of 8.25m (27 feet, 3/4 inches). The top three finishers qualified for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in August.

The dual-sport athlete had been vying for his second trip to the Olympics since Buffalo's 2015 season concluded in January.

Goodwin narrowly made it to Sunday's final after finishing 12th in Saturday's qualifying round.

In 2012, Goodwin won the men's long jump at the U.S. Trials with a leap of 27 feet, 4 inches. His victory earned him his first Olympics berth, where he finished 10th at the 2012 Games in London.

Despite falling short in his Olympic bid this year, Goodwin's track and field career has been stellar. He's a two-time USA long jump outdoor champion, two-time NCAA champion and four-time NCAA All-American.

Goodwin's wife, Morgan, is also attempting to qualify for the Olympics in the 100 meter hurdles.

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