Steelers’ Dwayne Haskins dead at 24

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins died Saturday morning in South Florida. He was 24 years old.Haskins was killed when he was hit by a dump truck while he was walking on a highway.Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the accident happened after he attempted to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 in Fort Lauderdale. Haskins was pronounced dead at the scene.Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Indiana Miranda didn’t say why the 24-year-old Haskins was on the highway at the time. The accident caused the highway to be shut down for several hours.”He was just walking on the highway and got hit,” Miranda told The Associated Press.ESPN was the first to report the news of Haskins’ death.Sister station WPBF reporter Steve King spoke with an athletics spokesperson at FAU and he said he received reports that Dwayne Haskins and a handful of other NFL players were working out on the artificial turf public field next to the arena Thursday. FAU athletics did not have any connection to the workoutThe former Ohio State standout was drafted by the Washington Commanders in 2019, where he played for two seasons before he was released by the team.Pittsburgh signed Haskins in January 2021, becoming the team’s third-string quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph. Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert both praised Haskins for his improvement since joining the team, and the Steelers re-signed him to a one-year deal as a restricted free agent in March. He was expected to compete with Rudolph and Mitch Trubisky for a spot. Steelers’ Head Coach Mike Tomlin said he is “devastated” and “at a loss for words.” Haskins appeared to be working in South Florida this week with several teammates, including Trubisky, running back Najee Harris and tight end Pat Freiermuth.”Devastated,” Rudolph said on social media.Haskins would have turned 25 on May 3.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins died Saturday morning in South Florida. He was 24 years old.

Haskins was killed when he was hit by a dump truck while he was walking on a highway.

Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the accident happened after he attempted to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 in Fort Lauderdale. Haskins was pronounced dead at the scene.

Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Indiana Miranda didn’t say why the 24-year-old Haskins was on the highway at the time. The accident caused the highway to be shut down for several hours.

“He was just walking on the highway and got hit,” Miranda told The Associated Press.

ESPN was the first to report the news of Haskins’ death.

Sister station WPBF reporter Steve King spoke with an athletics spokesperson at FAU and he said he received reports that Dwayne Haskins and a handful of other NFL players were working out on the artificial turf public field next to the arena Thursday. FAU athletics did not have any connection to the workout

The former Ohio State standout was drafted by the Washington Commanders in 2019, where he played for two seasons before he was released by the team.

Pittsburgh signed Haskins in January 2021, becoming the team’s third-string quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph.

Tomlin and general manager Kevin Colbert both praised Haskins for his improvement since joining the team, and the Steelers re-signed him to a one-year deal as a restricted free agent in March. He was expected to compete with Rudolph and Mitch Trubisky for a spot.

Steelers’ Head Coach Mike Tomlin said he is “devastated” and “at a loss for words.”

Haskins appeared to be working in South Florida this week with several teammates, including Trubisky, running back Najee Harris and tight end Pat Freiermuth.

“Devastated,” Rudolph said on social media.

Haskins would have turned 25 on May 3.

This content is imported from Twitter. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

.

Leave a Comment