The Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback Dwayne Haskins passed away on Saturday morning after being hit by a vehicle in Florida, where he was together with his teammates to train. The news, initially given by ESPN, was confirmed by player agent Cedric Saunders: Haskins was 24. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Haskins was walking aboard a busy road “for unknown reasons” at around 6:37 am and he was trying to cross Interstate 595 when he was hit by a truck. He was pronounced dead instantly. “I am devastated and speechless at the disappearance of Dwayne HaskinsSteelers manager Mike Tomlin said in a statement. “He had quickly become part of our family after his arrival and was one of the best workers, both on the field and in the community. Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more a close friend to many. My heart is broken. Our thoughts and prayers are for his wife Kalabrya and her entire family in this difficult time ”.
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Haskins would have turned 25 on May 3 and after two seasons in chiaroscuro in Washington, where he had failed to confirm the good things he did in college with Ohio State (where he had made numerous records for both the team and the Big Ten), signed with the Steelers in January 2021 as a reserve quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph. In his two seasons with the team he never played in the regular seasonstarting in only one of the four pre-season games in which he was fielded by coach Tomlin. In those games he finished with 379 passing yards and two touchdowns. Haskins had been chosen in the 2019 Draft with the call number 15 by the Washington Commanders, without however being able to establish itself as a success at the university level.