Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and former Ohio State Buckeyes standout Dwayne Haskins tragically passed away on Saturday, Apr. 9. He was just 24-years-old.
Haskins’ agent, Cedric Saunders, confirmed to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter that he was hit by a car in South Florida. Schefter tweeted that Haskins was in South Florida training alongside Steelers quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs.
Dwayne Haskins, a standout at Ohio State before becoming Washington’s first-round pick and playing in Pittsburgh, died this morning when he got hit by a car in South Florida, per his agent Cedric Saunders. Haskins would have turned 25 years old on May 3.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 9, 2022
In 2019, Haskins was selected with the 15th-overall pick by the now-Washington Commanders.
He signed with the Steelers in 2021.
NFL world mourns the loss of Dwayne Haskins
Michael Thomas, Kyler Murray, Jarvis Landry, Patrick Mahomes and several NFL players and media members were stunned to see the news Haskins has been killed. They are going through the grieving process in real-time with the rest of his fans learning of the news.
— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) April 9, 2022
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) April 9, 2022
RIH DH 🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Jarvis Juice Landry (@God_Son80) April 9, 2022
one day at a time …
— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) April 9, 2022
Terrible news. Was a great kid. Had been in Miami this week training with Mitch Trubisky, Najee Harris and a group of Steelers players. https://t.co/8GAqopJfMI
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 9, 2022
Our hearts and prayers go out to the Haskins family, his friends, his fans and everyone impacted by this heartbreaking tragedy.
Rest in peace, Dwayne Haskins. You will be missed by so many.
This story will be updated with additional information.