Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was killed early Saturday morning after he was hit by a dump truck near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 24.
Haskins, who would have turned 25 on May 3, was trying to cross an interstate on foot in Broward County when he was struck, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Haskins’ death comes one month after he re-signed with the Steelers, where he had aspirations to become the starting quarterback before his life was tragically cut short.
Who was Dwayne Haskins?
Haskins played for Ohio State, starting at quarterback in 2018, a standout year during which he threw 50 touchdown passes, led his team to a Rose Bowl victory, earned Big Ten offensive player of the year honors and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting.
He was drafted with the 15th overall pick by Washington in the 2019 NFL draft. Haskins played in nine games his rookie season, throwing seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. In his second season, he threw for five touchdowns before being released in December 2020.
Haskins signed with the Steelers as a developmental quarterback in January 2021, but didn’t play during the 2021 season. He re-signed with the team last month.
He’s survived by his wife Kalabrya, parents Dwayne and Tamara, and younger sister Tamia.