- 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
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.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 9, 2022
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:
Tell YOUR loved ONEs…. tHAT YOU LOVE THEM!!! ❤️
Life is so short!! Rip Dwayne Haskins!
— Joe Haden (@joehaden23) April 9, 2022
RIP Dwayne Haskins.. heartbreaking… Prayers to his family & loved ones.
Love yours while they’re here!
— Kyler Murray (@K1) April 9, 2022
Oh my god. Haskins news is devastating and tragic. Was rooting for him to get his career back on track in Pittsburgh. So young. Rest In Peace.
— COMMANDERS FOOTBALL (@HogsHaven) April 9, 2022
Dwayne Haskins just posted this video having fun and joking around yesterday
It’s a reminder how fragile life is pic.twitter.com/b9KFrWbrnd
— Brett (@Brett_Hanfling) April 9, 2022
RIP to Dwayne Haskins. He said he was gonna go to Ohio State the first time he stepped foot on campus as a little kid. And he became a Buckeye legend.
— David Gardner (@byDavidGardner) April 9, 2022
Dwayne Haskins’ first major moment at Ohio State was as a freshman, taking over for an injured J.T. Barrett while trailing rival Michigan on the road in the 3rd quarter. Haskins would lead the Buckeyes to 3 scoring drives and a come from behind win. RIP 🙏 pic.twitter.com/HOi63mFArj
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 9, 2022
What happened with Dwayne Haskins is a legit tragedy. Just 24 years old and gone way too soon.
How someone thinks it's okay to add "struggled to catch on in Washington and Pittsburgh" in their report is beyond me.
— Chris Rosvoglou (@RosvoglouReport) April 9, 2022
Incredibly sad to hear about Dwayne Haskins
Thoughts and prayers are with his family. Gut wrenching news
Rest In Peace
— Will Compton (@_willcompton) April 9, 2022
Will never forget the 2018 Ohio State – Michigan game where Dwayne Haskins was surgical. Tore apart the Michigan defense. 6 touchdowns that day was when it felt locked in he'd go Rd 1 if he declared.
One of the greats at Ohio State.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) April 9, 2022
Dwayne Haskins was always pure class every time the OSU media spoke with him. Great young man. #RIP to one of the best young men and QBs in Ohio State history. So damn sad.
— Dave Biddle (@davebiddle) April 9, 2022
RIP Dwayne Haskins
Life is short. Love strong.
— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) April 9, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dwayne Haskins’ friends, family, and loved ones during this difficult time.