Pittsburg Steelers quarterback and former Ohio State standout Dwayne Haskins was killed in a roadside accident in Florida this morning, he was 24.
According to ESPN, who was first to report the story, Haskins was struck by a vehicle while training with other quarterbacks and running backs in South Florida. There are no other details on what happened at this time.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin released a statement, saying he was devastated by the news.
“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,” Tomlin says.
Haskins was a quarterback for Ohio State, famously fulfilling a viral video when he was a kid visiting Ohio State and saying he would play for the Buckeyes. He did in 2016 through 2019 and was a Rose Bowl MVP and first-team All Big Ten. He was drafted by the Washington Commanders and later landed a backup roll in Pittsburgh.
Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera has also released a statement.
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