Former Buckeye quarterback Dwayne Haskins celebrates Mother's Day by writing to his mother on The Players' Tribune.
Former Ohio State quarterback and current Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins penned a letter to his mother, Tamara, through The Players' Tribune to celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday.
This #MothersDay, @dh_simba7 has a message for the one who helped turn his NFL dreams into a reality.— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) May 12, 2019
His story: https://t.co/M2sW37phr3 #LoveBeLoved (In partnership with @KayJewelers) pic.twitter.com/aa5cNLE7nJ
The No. 15 overall NFL Draft pick detailed the first time he remembered being disciplined by his mother, how his mother handled the difficulties of moving to Maryland from New Jersey, how she guided him with his decision to play for Ohio State and what makes his mother a powerful influence on his life.
"I asked you what I should do," Haskins wrote. "And instead of telling me what to do, you asked about what I wanted. We talked about the pros and cons of each school. We talked about Ohio State, and how when I was younger and I went to their football camps, I had always said that one day I wanted to be a Buckeye. You told me that if that’s what I wanted, then that’s what I should do. You told me to believe in myself — to bet on myself — and to follow my heart and go to my dream school. And it was the best decision I have ever made.
"Thank you. Without you, I wouldn’t have been a Buckeye. I wouldn’t be a Washington Redskin. I wouldn’t be the man I am today. Without you guiding me, teaching me, holding me accountable, loving me, and supporting me, I don’t know where I would be. I’m a mama’s boy, through and through."
"You always say that, as a parent, you know youre doing a good job when your kids do better than you.— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) May 12, 2019
Thank you for setting that bar so high."@dh_simba7 with a #MothersDay message. #LoveBeLoved (In partnership with @KayJewelers)https://t.co/M2sW37phr3