Dwayne Haskins, quarterback for Pittsburgh Steelers, dies at age 24


Dwayne Haskins, a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has died, head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Saturday. He was 24.

«I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,» Tomlin said in a statement posted to the Steelers’ Twitter account. He called the quarterback a «great teammate» and «a tremendous friend to so many.»

According to ESPN, the former quarterback for the Washington Commanders was hit by a vehicle in South Florida. No other details were immediately available.

Before his NFL debut, Haskins played for Ohio State University, where he was a standout player and a finalist for the prestigious Heisman Trophy. He joined the NFL in 2019, when Washington took him in the first round of the draft.

Dwayne Haskins, #3 of the Pittsburgh Steelers, looks on during a game against the Detroit Lions at Heinz Field on August 21, 2021, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dwayne Haskins, #3 of the Pittsburgh Steelers, looks on during a game against the Detroit Lions at Heinz Field on August 21, 2021, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Haskins began the 2020 season as Washington’s starter and was named one of the team’s captains. He was benched after four weeks, at which point Washington was 1-3.

Haskins was released in January 2021 and later picked up by the Steelers.

In a statement, Commanders co-owners Dan and Tanya Snyder said they were «devastated» by the news of Haskins’ death.

«He was a young man with a tremendous amount of potential who had an infectious personality,» they said. «To say we are heartbroken is an understatement.»

Commanders head coach Ron Rivera called Haskins a «talented young man who had a long life ahead of him.»

«I know I speak for the rest of our team in saying he will be sorely missed,» Rivera said in a statement. «Our entire team is sending our heartfelt condolences and thoughts and prayers to the Haskins family at this time.»

The Twitter account for Ohio State’s football program posted a photo of Haskins with the words «Leader. Legend. Forever a Buckeye.»





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