The football world is in shock on Saturday after learning of the passing of Dwayne Haskins, a standout college quarterback from Ohio State under head coach Urban Meyer who was drafted 15th overall of the 2019 draft by Washington.
After being released by Washington in 2020, he signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021 and finished third on their depth chart behind Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph. He was a restricted free agent this offseason, but was offered by Pittsburgh and expected to have another season with them.
Haskins was 24 years old. Here’s what we know so far.
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Who was Dwayne Haskins?
Dwayne Haskins was a college quarterback who led the Ohio State Buckeyes to a 2019 Rose Bowl victory. He was considered a favorite for that season’s Heisman Trophy, which was won by his fellow quarterback -back Kyler Murray.
Haskins was drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft by Washington. In his first season, he played in nine games (seven as a starter) for the team, throwing seven touchdowns in those games. The following year, he played in seven games for Washington (six as a starter) and threw for five touchdowns. He was released that season and picked up by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
How and where did Dwayne Haskins die?
Reportedly, Haskins was killed when he was struck by a vehicle in the Fort Lauderdale area.
The Associated Press said Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Indiana Miranda confirmed Haskins was walking westbound on Interstate 595 Saturday morning when he was struck by a dump truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the AP.
Why was Dwayne Haskins in South Florida?
Haskins was in South Florida training with other Steelers quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs at the invitation of Pittsburgh new caller Mitch Trubisky, according to reports.
Social media posts from players like Najee Harris, Chase Claypool and Haskins himself show several of them training in Boca Raton and hanging out in various South Florida locations.
This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: Dwayne Haskins Death in Florida – Here’s What We Know