Pittsburgh Steeler QB Dwayne Haskins dead at 24

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) greets Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) after an NFL game at FedEx Field in October 2019. Haskins died Saturday. File Photo by David Tulis/UPI

SOUTH FLORIDA, April 9, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — Pittsburgh Steeler quarterback Dwayne Haskins has died after he was hit by a vehicle in South Florida.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin released a statement:

“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Tomlin wrote. “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.

“Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more so a tremendous friend to so many. I am truly heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and his entire family during this difficult time.”

Dwayne Haskins is shown (L-R) at Ohio State in 2016 and playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers in a UPI photo by Archie Carpenter

Haskins, 24, played college football at Ohio State, where he threw 50 touchdowns in his 2018 starting seasons. He won several Big Ten conference awards and was named a finalist for the Maxwell Award and Heisman Trophy, his Wikipedia biography says.

Haskins was a first-round NFL draft in 2019, and was selected by the Washington Redskins, but was released before two seasons were up. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers the following year, and was on the Steelers’ roster when he was struck and killed.

Haskins was training in South Florida with Steelers quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers.

Details surrounding the fatal incident have yet to be released.

Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) points to the Ohio State fans following the 27-26 victory against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium in September 2018. File Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI

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