Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins has died. He was 24.
“I’m devastated and puzzled with the unlucky passing of Dwayne Haskins,” head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed the information in a Twitter assertion. “He rapidly turned part of our Steelers household upon his arrival in Pittsburgh and was one in all our hardest staff, each on the sector and locally.”
He continued: “Dwayne was an amazing teammate, however much more so an incredible buddy to so many. I’m really heartbroken. Our ideas and prayers are together with his spouse, Kalabrya, and his whole household throughout this tough time.”
Haskins, who joined Pittsburgh’s NFL crew final 12 months, was struck by a car whereas crossing Interstate 595 in South Florida. (He was in Florida coaching together with his teammates.) The Florida Freeway Patrol informed CBS News Miami that Haskins was strolling on a “restricted entry facility for unknown causes” amid oncoming site visitors. He was pronounced useless on the scene.
The Ohio State College alum was a first-round draft choose by the Washington Commanders in 2019, the place he began in seven video games throughout his rookie 12 months. Haskins was launched from his contract in December 2020.
“I’m completely heartbroken to listen to the information of the passing of Dwayne Haskins Jr.,” Ron Rivera, head coach of the Commanders, wrote in a Saturday statement. “Dwayne was a gifted younger man who had a protracted life forward of him. This can be a very unhappy time and I’m truthfully puzzled. I do know I converse for the remainder of our crew in saying he will probably be sorely missed. Our whole crew is sending our heartfelt condolences and ideas and prayers to the Haskins household presently.”
Haskins joined the Steelers one month after leaving the D.C. crew. Previous to his demise, he had signed an extra one-year deal.
“#Year3 ✅ Recognize Pittsburgh for the good studying expertise this 12 months was,” Haskins beforehand wrote through Instagram in January. “Can’t wait to benefit from this subsequent alternative. All I ever wanted was an opportunity 🙏 #HereWeGo.”
The New Jersey native, who grew up in Maryland, is survived by his spouse, Kalabrya Haskins. The twosome tied the knot in March 2021. He’s additionally survived by his mother and father, Dwayne Haskins Sr. and Tamara Haskins.
“I simply wished to show to the teaching employees and my teammates how a lot I like soccer,” Dwayne beforehand informed ESPN in June 2021 after being launched from Washington. “I’m grateful for the chance to be right here and exhibiting them that my thoughts is in the correct place and I’m keen to work to have the ability to present my abilities and have the ability to work and earn a spot right here.”