Marquise Goodwin long jumps for TD celebration

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Marquise Goodwin reminded everybody watching Monday Night Football that he is a two-sport athlete.

The San Francisco 49ers wide receiver flashed back to his Olympian days with a long-jump touchdown celebration in a 33-30 loss at the Green Bay Packers.

Goodwin, 27, finished 10th in the London 2012 Olympic long jump. Then he took nearly three years off from track and field to focus on football.

He returned to the long jump in 2015 and had the two best jumps in the world going into the U.S. Olympic Trials. Goodwin would finish seventh at the trials after straining a hamstring in qualifying, then retired from the sport.

Goodwin, slowed by hamstring problems again this early season, had the best game of his six-season NFL career on Monday with four catches, 126 yards and two touchdowns. That came after he warmed up shirtless in near-freezing temperatures in Green Bay.

Goodwin also long jumped following a touchdown in September 2016, after burning former All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis for an 84-yard score.

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Minnesota Vikings’ curling TD celebration in NFC title game (video)

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Curling was the highlight of the NFC Championship Game for the Minnesota Vikings.

Kyle Rudolph caught a 25-yard touchdown on their opening drive against the Philadelphia Eagles, then launched into a four-man celebration warming up for the Winter Olympics.

Rudolph rolled the football in the end zone like a curling stone, while Latavius Murray and Stefon Diggs mimicked sweepers (just without the brooms). Adam Thielen rounded out the four-man rink.

The Vikings had no other scores to celebrate. They lost 38-7, upsetting the seven out of 10 curlers on the Olympic team who hail from Minnesota.

Earlier in the last two seasons, football players celebrated touchdowns with the hurdles, the long jumpbobsled, a relay and a race walk.

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Green Bay Packers pull another Olympic sport TD celebration

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We’re halfway to a decathlon of Olympic sport touchdown celebrations over the last two seasons.

After the hurdles, the long jump, the bobsled and the relay came the race walk on Sunday.

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, once part of a three-man bobsled team, led three other teammates in a race walk after scoring in Sunday’s loss to the Carolina Panthers. (Adams later left the game with a concussion.)

Adams won the race walk, which was much, much shorter than the standard Olympic distances of 20km and 50km, over teammates Jordy NelsonRandall Cobb and Geronimo Allison.

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