- Dwayne Haskins tragically passed away on Saturday, April 9.
- The 24-year-old QB was killed after he was hit by a dump truck while attempting to cross Interstate 595 in Florida.
- In remembrance of Haskins, people have begun donating to the animal charity that he supported.
Following the tragic death of 24-year-old former Washington Football Team and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins, football fans have begun donating to Haskins’ favorite animal rescue group, Wolf Trap Animal Rescue in Virginia.
Football fans are donating to the animal charity that Dwayne Haskins supported
According to a report from USA Today, “299 donors had pitched in to net $6,491.54 for the nonprofit [by late Tuesday afternoon].”
Users on Twitter, Facebook and Reddit were encouraging donations to Wolf Trap Animal Rescue (WTAR), the beneficiary Haskins had chosen to support in 2019 through the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats initiative. His dogs “make my day brighter,” a then-rookie Haskins said. “A lot of dogs need homes and being able to have a dog and a companion in your life will definitely bring some happiness to you.” [via USA Today]
After one season as Ohio State University’s starting quarterback — he threw 50 touchdowns that year — Haskins was drafted by the Washington Football Team in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Haskins spent two seasons in Washington, starting 13 games. He then went to Pittsburgh to be a backup quarterback to Ben Roethlisberger in his final season.
During his NFL career, Haskins completed 60.1% of his passes for 2,804 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. He also rushed for an additional 147 yards and one touchdown.
In a statement, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said:
“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.”
Our thoughts are with Haskins’ friends, family, and loved ones during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.