Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback
Dwayne Haskins died Saturday morning when he was struck by a vehicle as confirmed by his agent Cedric Saunders. Haskins was 24 years old.
Haskins was training in South Florida with other Steelers quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement, “I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins, he quickly became part of our Steelers family upon his arrival in Pittsburgh and was one of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community. Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more so a tremendous friend to so many. I am truly heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and his entire family during this difficult time.”
As reported by ESPN, Haskins was selected 15th overall by the Washington Commanders in the 2019 draft after a standout junior season at Ohio State.
Commanders owners Daniel and Tanya Snyder said in a statement,
“We are devastated to hear the news of the tragic passing of Dwayne Haskins Jr., he was a young man with a tremendous amount of potential who had infectious personality. To say we are heartbroken is an understatement. Our hearts and prayers are with the members of Dwayne’s family and all of those who knew him and loved him.”
Haskins played in 15 games over two seasons with Washington, compiling a Total QBR of 29.4 — the league average during that time was 63.5. He threw 12 touchdown passes to 14 interceptions.
Haskins was a big name locally, having starred for three seasons at Bullis High School in Potomac, Maryland.
Haskins started seven games in his rookie year and the first four games the following season. Haskins was released by Washington later that same season. He then signed a reserve/future contract with Pittsburgh in January 2021.
In response to the news of Haskins’ death, Steelers QB Mason Rudolph simply tweeted, “Devastated.”