Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Dwayne Haskins Jr., died on Saturday morning in South Florida. The 24-year-old was the apparent victim of a car crash.
His agent Cedric Saunders has confirmed that the quarterback was training with his fellow teammates in Florida throughout the week. They were putting in the extra work ahead of their offseason program, scheduled to start later this month.
Dwayne Haskins was apparently hit by a car that took his life just a month short of his 25th birthday during the Saturday morning training. Likewise, Mitch Trubisky, Najee Harris, Anthony Miller, Chase Claypool, and Cody White were the other players who showed up at the Steelers’ training in Boca Raton, Florida.
Following Haskins’ death, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin released a team statement.
After a two-year stint at Washington Commanders, Haskins signed for the Steelers in January 2021 as the starting quarterback. However, he only made one appearance for Pittsburgh in the year.
The Washington Commanders took Haskins with the No. 15 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. During his two seasons at Washington, he started 13 games where he threw for over 2,800 yards, 14 interceptions, and 12 touchdowns. His pass completion rate was 60.1%.
Before his career in the NFL, Haskins was a record-holding signal-caller at Ohio State. As the conference’s top player, the 24-year-old quarterback won the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year Award, Big Ten Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year Award, and the Chicago Tribune Silver Football. Besides that, Haskins was part of the third-team Associated Press All-American and the first-team All-Big Ten team.
His success at Ohio State made Haskins a compelling prospect at the NFL level, eventually leading him to Washington.
Dwayne Haskins Biography: Birthday, Height, Weight, Parents, and Wife
Dwayne Haskins was born Dwayne Haskins Jr. on May 3, 1997, in Highland Park, New Jersey, United States. The American quarterback was the only child of his parents, Dwayne Haskins Sr. (Father) and Tamara Haskins (Mother).
Haskins was pretty tall, standing at the height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m), and his weight was approximately 230 lbs (104 kg). Likewise, the American football quarterback was married to Kalabrya Gondrezick, a former Michigan State women’s basketball player.
In his life, Hanskin only managed to play three seasons in the National Football League (NFL).