Former Ohio State Quarterback Dwayne Haskins Dies at 24 Years Old

By Dan Hope on April 9, 2022 at 11:09 am
Dwayne Haskins

Former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins has died at the age of 24.

Haskins was killed on Saturday morning when he was hit by a car in South Florida. Haskins, who was playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers, had reportedly been training with other Steelers players in South Florida.

According to a news release by the Florida Highway Patrol, Haskins was struck by a dump truck while attempting to cross Interstate 595 on Saturday morning. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Haskins, who played for Ohio State from 2016-18, was set to turn 25 on May 3.

At Ohio State, Haskins became one of the Buckeyes’ most prolific passers during his lone season as the starting quarterback in 2018, in which he completed 373 of 533 passing attempts for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns, breaking Ohio State’s single-season records for passing yards and passing touchdowns in the process. He finished third in the 2018 Heisman Trophy race and won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and Big Ten Quarterback of the Year awards as he led Ohio State to a Big Ten championship.

Haskins went on to be selected by the Washington Commanders with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2019 NFL draft and was set to enter his fourth season in the NFL – his second with the Steelers – in 2022.

Many of Haskins’ teammates, coaches and others who knew him well took to Twitter after the news broke Saturday morning to pay tribute to the former Ohio State quarterback.

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