Former Ohio State standout and Pittsburgh Steelers backup QB Dwayne Haskins has passed away. He was 24.
In a since-deleted tweet, Adam Schefter revealed the news; the young NFL player died in a car accident. His agent Cedric Saunders confirmed the tragic news to the ESPN NFL insider. No further details about the car accident have been revealed. Schefter caught a lot of heat for his initial tweet for mentioning Haskins was “struggling to catch on” during his NFL career, which has now been tragically cut short.
Schefter released a revised tweet after being met with tons of backlash.”Dwayne Haskins, a standout at Ohio State before becoming Washington’s first-round pick and playing in Pittsburgh, died this morning when he got hit by a car in South Florida, per his agent Cedric Saunders. Haskins would have turned 25 years old on May 3,” Schefter tweeted.
“Dwayne Haskins was training in South Florida with other Steelers QBs, RBs, and WRs. He was killed this morning in South Florida when he got hit by a vehicle. Tragic….” he continued in a follow-up tweet.
Haskins was drafted in the first round by the Washington Commanders starting in two seasons for the team in 2019-20. He finished with 2,804 yards and 12 touchdowns.
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Our thoughts and prayers are with Haskins’ family and close friends.
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