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NFL player Dwayne Haskins dies after being hit by car in Florida: report


Haskins, 24, was a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins died Saturday morning after being hit by a car in South Florida, according to ESPN.

Haskins, 24, was training in Florida with other Steelers players, ESPN reported.

ABC News is working to confirm details of the incident.

The Steelers have confirmed Haskins’ sudden passing.

“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement Saturday. “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.”

“Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more so a great friend to so many people,” he continued. “I am truly heartbroken.”

Haskins was drafted by the Washington Commanders in the first round in 2019. He signed with the Steelers in 2021 and was Ben Roethlisberger’s backup in Pittsburgh last season.

Prior to being drafted, the New Jersey native attended Ohio State University, where he was a Heisman Trophy finalist, won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football Award as the Big Ten’s Most Outstanding Player, and won the Graham-George Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. and the Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year awards.

He is survived by his wife, Kalabrya Gondrezick-Haskins.

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