Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins dies after being hit by a car
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins, in just his third season in the NFL, died Saturday morning after being hit by a vehicle.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported the news, confirming that Haskins, 24, was training with teammates in South Florida, where he was hit by a vehicle.
Haskin signed with the Steelers last season after two seasons with the Washington Commanders.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in a Saturday Statement he was “devastated” by the news and “at a loss for words”.
“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,” Tomlin said. “Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more so a great friend to so many people. Heartbroken.”
Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera also mourned the death of the former team player, saying Haskins was a “talented young man with a long life ahead of him”.
“I know I speak for the rest of the team when I say he will be sorely missed,” Rivera said in a statement. “Our entire team sends our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Haskins family at this time.”
Haskins, who was born in New Jersey and raised in Maryland, entered the NFL in 2019 after playing with the Ohio State Buckeyes and becoming a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2018.
Ohio State Football Saturday tweeted a photo of Haskins when he was with the team with the caption “Leader. Legend. Always a Buckeye.