NFL World Reacts In Horror To Reports That Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins Has Been Killed In A Car Accident

 Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins Has Been Killed In A Car Accident

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  • Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins has tragically died at the age of 24-years-old.
  • Accoridng to reports, he was hit by a car in South Florida on Saturday, April 9.
  • Haskins was a first-round pick out of Ohio State in the 2019 NFL Draft.

24-year-old Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been killed in a car accident in Florida, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. According to Schefter, Haskins was training with other Steelers QBs prior to his death.

“Dwayne Haskins, a standout at Ohio State before becoming Washington’s first-round pick and playing in Pittsburgh, died this morning when he got hit by a car in South Florida, per his agent Cedric Saunders. Haskins would have turned 25 years old on May 3,” Schefter tweeted on Saturday morning.

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Dwayne Haskins killed in car accident at the age of 24-years-old

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, ad his entire family during this difficult time.

Once the news of Haskins’ passing became public, NFL fans and players alike took to social media to share their disbelief that something so tragic could happen:

Our thoughts and prayers are with Dwayne Haskins’ friends, family, and loved ones during this difficult time.

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