Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins dead at 24: details
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins has died. He was 24 years old.
“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” the head coach said. mike tomlin confirmed the news in a Twitter statement. “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 the community.”
He continued: “Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more so a great friend to so many people. I am truly heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and all of his family during this difficult time. »
Haskins, who joined the NFL team from Pittsburgh last year, was struck by a vehicle while crossing Interstate 595 in South Florida. (He was training in Florida with his teammates.) The Florida Highway Patrol said CBS News Miami that Haskins was walking on a “limited access facility for unknown reasons” amid oncoming traffic. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Ohio State University alum was a first-round pick by the Washington Commanders in 2019, where he started in seven games during his rookie year. Haskins was released from his contract in December 2020.
“I am heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of Dwayne Haskins Jr.” Ron Riverahead coach of the Commanders, wrote in a Saturday statement. “Dwayne was a talented young man who had a long life ahead of him. It’s a very sad moment and I’m honestly at a loss for words. I know I speak for the rest of our team in saying he will be greatly missed. Our entire team sends our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Haskins family at this time. »
Haskins joined the Steelers a month after leaving the DC team. Prior to his death, he had signed an additional one-year contract.
“#Year3 ✅ Enjoy Pittsburgh for this year’s great learning experience,” Haskins previously wrote via instagram in January. “I look forward to making the most of this next opportunity. All I needed was a chance 🙏 #Here we are.”
The New Jersey native, who grew up in Maryland, is survived by his wife, Kalabrya Haskins. The duo married in March 2021. He is also survived by his parents, Dwayne Haskins Sr. and Tamara Haskins.
“I just wanted to prove to the coaching staff and my teammates how much I love football,” Dwayne previously said. ESPN in June 2021 after being released from Washington. “I’m grateful to have the opportunity to be here and show them that my mind is in the right place and I’m ready to work so I can show my talents and be able to work and earn a place here.”