Dwayne Haskins, a Heisman Trophy finalist at Ohio State and quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers, died this weekend when he was hit by a car, his agent Cedric Saunders informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
He was 24 years outdated.
Haskins was coaching in South Florida with different Steelers gamers (corresponding to Najee Harris, Chase Claypool and Mitchell Trubisky) when he was struck lifeless on Saturday morning whereas crossing a freeway.
He led the Buckeyes to a Huge Ten championship and Rose Bowl victory within the 2018 season.
The signal-caller was then drafted fifteenth total by the Washington Redkins, spending two seasons there earlier than becoming a member of Pittsburgh final 12 months.
“I’m devastated and confused with the unlucky passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin mentioned in an announcement.
“He rapidly turned a part of our Steelers household upon his arrival in Pittsburgh and was considered one of our hardest staff, each on the sphere and in our group. Dwayne was an excellent teammate, however much more so an amazing buddy to so many.
“I’m really heartbroken.
“Our ideas and prayers are along with his spouse, Kalabrya, and his total household throughout this troublesome time.”
Haskins’ Ohio State teammate, Joe Burrow, shared his condolences on Twitter, as nicely, writing on-line as we speak:
“Robust to seek out the phrases … you may be missed.”
Haskins performed in 15 video games over two seasons with Washington, compiling a Whole QBR of 29.4.
He threw 12 landing passes to 14 interceptions.
“We’re devastated to listen to the information of the tragic passing of Dwayne Haskins Jr.,” Commanders house owners Daniel and Tanya Snyder mentioned in an announcement of their very own.
“He was a younger man with an amazing quantity of potential who had infectious character. To say we’re heartbroken is an understatement.
“Our hearts and prayers are with the members of Dwayne’s household and all of those that knew him and beloved him.”
Ron Rivera, who coached Haskins in Washington, added:
“I’m completely heartbroken to listen to the information of the passing of Dwayne Haskins Jr. Dwayne was a proficient younger man who had a protracted life forward of him.
“This can be a very unhappy time and I’m actually confused. I do know I converse for the remainder of our workforce in saying he can be sorely missed.
“Our total workforce is sending our heartfelt condolences and ideas and prayers to the Haskins household presently.”
We ship our condolences to the chums, relations and family members of Dwayne Haskins.
Might he relaxation in peace.