What we know about the death of the NFL quarterback

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was killed early Saturday morning after being hit by a dump truck near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was 24 years old.

Haskins, who would have turned 25 on May 3, was trying to cross a highway on foot in Broward County when he was injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Haskins’ death comes a month after he re-signed with the Steelers, as he had aspirations to become the quarterback before his life tragically ended.

“I’ve wanted to be a quarterback all my life,” he said in January. “Being the quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers is a dream.” “I feel like I could be a key player in this league. I was drafted for this reason.”

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Dwayne Haskins passed away on Saturday.  He was 24 years old.

Here’s everything we know about Haskins’ death:

Who was Dwayne Haskins?

Haskins played for Ohio State, starting with quarterback in 2018, a notable year in which he threw 50 touchdown passes, led his team to a Rose Bowl victory, was named Big Ten offensive player of the year and finished third in the Heisman Trophy vote.

He was drafted with the 15th overall pick by Washington in the 2019 NFL Draft. Haskins played in nine games of his rookie season, throwing seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. In his second season, he threw five times before being released in December 2020.