Dwayne Haskins Jr. was an American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for three seasons.
He played college football at Ohio State, where he set Big Ten Conference records for single-season passing yards and touchdowns as redshirt sophistication in 2018.
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Dwayne Haskins: Accident, Scene Photos, Death Video
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins died early Saturday morning after he was struck by a dump truck while he was walking on a South Florida highway. Haskins was 24 years old.
Haskins played 16 games over two seasons with Washington, compiling a total of 29.4 QBRs; The league average during that time was 63.5. He threw 12 touchdown passes for 14 interceptions.
Haskins’ time in Washington began somewhat controversially, as scouts and coaches lobbied against drafting him with the 15th pick – but Snyder wanted him. Haskins was a big name locally, starring for three seasons at Bullis High School in Potomac, Maryland.
Haskins, who would have turned 25 on May 3, was killed when he was trying to cross an interstate on foot in Broward County, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Haskins’ death comes a month after he re-signed with the Steelers, where he had aspirations of becoming a starting quarterback before his life was tragically cut short.
Haskins played for Ohio State as a quarterback in 2018, an extraordinary year during which he threw 50 touchdown passes, led his team to a Rose Bowl victory, earned Big Ten offensive player respect and finished third in Heisman Trophy voting .
After it was confirmed that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins died Saturday morning after being hit by a vehicle, the NFL reacted quickly to honor the player.
The former Ohio State player was about to begin his fourth season in the league, with the Steelers giving him a chance to compete for the starting job.
However, this day marked the end of the life of a promising player who had dreamed of holding the position with Pittsburgh until the 2021 season went to legendary Ben Roethlisberger. Here at Marca English we bring you all the reactions to the young quarterback’s death live to inform you.