Tragedy has struck the NFL as many are waking up to the heartbreaking news of Dwayne Haskins’ passing at just 24-years-old.
Haskins was reportedly struck by a vehicle in South Florida this morning, where he had been training with fellow Steelers quarterbacks and wide receivers. At the moment, there are no further details. Haskins would have turned 25 on May 3rd.
Haskins was drafted by Washington in 2019 with the 15th overall pick. After struggling to claim the starting job there, he was released by the team in the midst of the 2020 season. He would go on to sign with the Steelers during the 2021 offseason, where he would take on third-string duties behind Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph.
The native of Highland Park, New Jersey played his college football at Ohio State, where he led the school to a 13-1 record and a Rose Bow victory during the 2018 season. He would also earn Rose Bowl and Big Ten Championship Game MVP honors that year, while being named to the First-Team All Big Ten.