Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins has died, according to the team. The 24-year-old reportedly died after being hit by a car.
In a statementSteelers head coach Mike Tomlin said he was “at a loss for words.”
“[Haskins] 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 wrote. “Dwayne was a great teammate, but moreover a wonderful friend for so many.”
Prior to joining the Steelers, Haskins had a short stint with the Washington team now known as the Commanders. The franchise selected Haskins in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft before free him end of 2020.
Washington head coach Ron Rivera said he was “heartbroken” to learn of Haskins’ death.
“Dwayne was a talented young man with a long life ahead of him,” Rivera wrote in a statement. “I know I speak for the rest of our team in saying he will be greatly missed.”
Prior to his NFL debut, he was quarterback for Ohio State. Gen Smith, Athletic Director, called Haskins “a legend on the court and truly a wonderful human being.”