July 16, 2024

According to reports, the 24-year-old was practising in South Florida when the mishap happened.

 

In a press release issued by the Florida Highway Patrol, it is stated that Haskins was struck by an oncoming dump truck at 6:37 a.m. while attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 while strolling for an unidentified reason. At the scene, he was declared deceased.

Haskins, a former Potomac, Maryland, four-star prospect, was a member of the Buckeyes from 2016 to 2018, during which time he set multiple school and Big Ten records with his 4,831 yards and 50 touchdown passes in his only season as a starter. In addition to winning the Silver Football Award from the Chicago Tribune and being named the Big Ten’s offensive player and quarterback of the year, he was a finalist for the 2018 Heisman Trophy.

 

“We are deeply saddened to discover Dwayne Haskins’ passing on Saturday morning,” a statement from the Ohio State athletic department read. “During this extremely trying time, the entire Haskins family is on our minds. We are sending our condolences to his family, as well as to his friends, coaches, and teammates, both past and present.”

 

Haskins was chosen in the first round by the Wa

Pittsburgh Steelers, but most recently, he played for the Washington Redskins in the 2019 NFL Draught. The incident apparently happened this week in South Florida while he was working out with his teammates.with whom he was anticipated to contend for a starting position this season. “I am heartbroken and speechless regarding the regrettable demise of Dwayne Haskins,” said Mike Tomlin, head coach of the Steelers.in a declaration. After moving to Pittsburgh, he joined the Steelers family very soon and was one of our hardest workers—both on the field and in the community.

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