Dwayne Haskins, Steelers Quarterback, Killed in Accident

Dwayne HASkins, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, was struck and killed by an automobile in Florida Saturday.

Haskins’ agent, Cedric Saunders, told ESPN about the quarterback’s death, and the Steelers released a statement extending their condolences.

“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said. “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 not only a good teammate but also a friend and mentor to many. My heart is broken.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and his entire family during this difficult time.”

Haskins, 24, was selected by Washington as their first round draft pick in 2019. He started seven games and went 2-5 when he was rookie. Former Ohio State player, Haskins was 1-5 in six games the following season. He was then released.

Haskins was given a chance by the Steelers to revive his career when they signed him in January 2021, a month after he had been released from Washington. Haskins was humbled at the announcement and stressed his desire to learn from Mason Rudolph as well as Ben Roethlisberger. While he made it to the roster as the third stringer, Haskins only got dressed one time. This was after Roethlisberger had been placed in the COVID-19 protocol on the night prior.

General manager Kevin Colbert, Tomlin and Haskins both gave praises to Haskins since joining the Steelers. The Steelers signed Haskins to a one-year contract in March as a restricted agent. Rudolph and Mitch Trubisky were expected to challenge him for the spot.

“We’re excited to see what Dwayne can provide, either from competition, or maybe he evolves as a starter,” Colbert said in January.

Haskins seemed to be in South Florida working this week alongside several of his teammates, which included Trubisky and other skilled position players like running back Najee, Harris, and tight end Pat Freiermuth.


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