Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins Died in a Car CrashFormer Ohio State standout and backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been killed in a car crash in Fort Lauderdale‚ Florida. His death was confirmed by Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin. In a statement‚ the coach said‚ We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of our teammate‚ Dwayne Haskins. The accident occurred in the early morning hours on Wednesday‚ just before the start of the NFL season.
Dwayne Haskins was a Pittsburgh Steelers quarterbackDwayne Haskins is a former American football quarterback who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 2013 to 2015. He was a standout college player at Ohio State where he set Big Ten Conference records for passing yards and touchdowns. During his professional career‚ Haskins has been linked to a number of high-profile roles including that of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Haskins was born in Highland Park‚ New Jersey‚ but trained in Central Pennsylvania. He played for the Bullis School in Potomac‚ Md. He became a highly decorated college athlete‚ playing for the Buckeyes for one season. He also spent a season in the NFL as a backup with the Pittsburgh Steelers‚ but never saw much playing time. But‚ the Pittsburgh Steelers saw potential in the rookie and signed him in January 2021. Haskins was initially signed as a first-round pick by the Washington Redskins‚ but was released at the end of his second NFL season. He later signed with the Steelers as a restricted free agent and spent the entire 2021 season as the backup quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph. The Steelers gave Haskins a chance to win the starting job when Roethlisberger retired last season. A month before his passing‚ Haskins had signed a one-year contract with the Steelers after joining the team. He was expected to compete with Rudolph and Trubisky in training camp this summer. The cause of Haskins' death is still unknown. A traffic homicide investigation is underway. No further details will be released until it is concluded. The family is devastated and the team is mourning Haskins' loss. Haskins was a breakout star in college football. Washington drafted him with the 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. However‚ he struggled to establish himself as a franchise quarterback‚ going 3-10 as a starter for his first two seasons. In his second season‚ he was named team captain but was benched due to poor performance. In January 2021‚ Haskins signed a reserve/futures contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He spent the rest of the season in the Steelers' system as a backup quarterback‚ and had no game action in 2022.
He was killed by a carDwayne Haskins‚ a former Heisman Trophy winner at Ohio State‚ has died after being hit by a dump truck in South Florida. The accident is under investigation and no further details will be released until the case is closed. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was 24 years old and had been working with the team's developmental QBs this offseason. His death was reported on ESPN. The NFL and Haskins' family are devastated over the news. The Ohio State standout was set to turn 25 on May 3 and was expected to compete for a starting job in the Steelers' offense later this season. The Steelers have not yet released a statement about the tragic incident. However‚ the news of Haskins' death has sparked outrage from all corners of the football community. According to sources‚ Haskins' body was found near the scene of the accident. Initially‚ the driver may have been drunk. The crash happened around 4 a.m. in Florida. Fortunately‚ Haskins was wearing a helmet‚ but the driver may not have known that the helmet was made of foam. This is not the first time that Haskins has been hit by a dump truck. In January 2021‚ Haskins signed with the Steelers after he was released from Washington. He was eager to learn from Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph. In 2020‚ Haskins spent a year on the bench and never played a game. Earlier this offseason‚ the Steelers restricted Haskins to the third string position behind Ben Roethenstein and Mason Rudolph. Haskins - who signed with the Steelers last month - remained the third-string quarterback for the Steelers after a successful redshirt season at Ohio State. His rookie year‚ Haskins played with the Washington Commanders‚ a minor league football team. He finished with 2‚804 yards and 12 touchdowns while starting only 13 games. He never played a down in his two years with the Steelers. The accident happened just a few miles from the team's facility. The driver of the car is still at large and the police report is still pending. A few hours later‚ Haskins was struck by a car. Fortunately‚ no one was injured‚ but Haskins' death is a tragic loss for the Pittsburgh Steelers. You can follow the latest news and film breakdowns from All Steelers on Facebook and Twitter.
He was a former Ohio State standoutThe family and friends of former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins are in mourning‚ as are teammates and fans. Among the first to express their grief is the Steelers organization‚ which has also issued condolences. The NFL is in mourning. It is unclear what the team's plan is to memorialize Haskins‚ but it has expressed its sympathies to the Haskins family. Haskins‚ a sophomore who attended the Bullis School in Maryland‚ was a four-star recruit who signed with the Buckeyes in 2016. He redshirted as a freshman‚ and as a sophomore he threw for over four hundred yards and seven touchdowns. He was awarded the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and Quarterback of the Year awards. Unfortunately‚ a Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback ran over him while passing. The Pittsburgh Steelers have confirmed the tragic death of former Ohio State standout Dwayne Haskin‚ Jr. on Thursday. Haskins was hit by a dump truck in Fort Lauderdale‚ Florida‚ and was pronounced dead at the scene. He had been preparing to compete for the starting job before being fatally struck by a truck. In addition to his death‚ the Pittsburgh Steelers have also confirmed that Haskins' cause of death was a hit by a truck. Haskins‚ a four-star prospect from Potomac‚ Maryland‚ was a star college quarterback who was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy in 2018. He set multiple school and Big Ten records in his one season as a starter. Haskins' record-setting numbers also helped him to win the Big Ten title and the Rose Bowl. Haskins was a third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He played for the Washington Redskins for two seasons‚ posting a 3-10 record while starting 13 games. In 2021‚ Haskins was released by the Redskins and signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He did not play the entire season with the Steelers‚ but was signed to a one-year extension by the team after being injured in the Pittsburgh Steelers game.
Dwayne meant so much to so many people. His smile was infectious and he was a guy you wanted to be around. We are all in shock about losing him. We are going to miss the heck out of him as well. We lost you way too early. Luckily I got a chance to get to know you. RIP DH — Cam Heyward (@CamHeyward) April 9, 2022
Praying to the Family.. Tell your ppl you love them ❤️ — Antonio Gibson 👑💯 (@AntonioGibson14) April 9, 2022