Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins has died on the age of 24 following an car accident. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin shared information of the tragedy in a press release Saturday.
“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Tomlin stated. “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.”
According to ESPN, which first reported the story, Haskins died after being struck by a car in South Florida.
Haskins, who was turning 25 subsequent month, is a former star quarterback from Ohio State University.
Even although he began for only one season, Haskins grew to become probably the greatest gamers in faculty soccer after setting Big Ten information and ending third in Heisman Trophy voting in 2018, NBC Sports reported.
In a tribute posted on Twitter, Ohio State remembered Haskins as a “Leader. Legend. Forever a Buckeye.”
His Buckeye teammate Joe Burrow, who’s now a quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals, additionally shared a tribute on social media saying, “Tough to find the words… you will be missed.”
In 2019, Haskins joined the National Football League as a first-round draft decide for the Washington Commanders, the place he spent two seasons.
“I am absolutely heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of Dwayne Haskins Jr. Dwayne was a talented young man who had a long life ahead of him,” Washington Commanders Head Coach Ron Rivera said in a statement.
“I know I speak for the rest of our team in saying he will be sorely missed, Rivera said. “Our entire team is sending our heartfelt condolences and thoughts and prayers to the Haskins family at this time.”
The NFL also extended its “deepest condolences” to Haskins’ household and family members.
Haskins joined the Steelers final yr, however by no means bought on the sphere with the group throughout the common season, NBC Sports reported. Haskins was in Florida this week getting in offseason work with a number of different Steelers talent place gamers.
This is a growing story. Check again for updates.