Dwayne Haskins Jr., a former Ohio State and NFL quarterback, died on Saturday morning after being struck by a car in Florida, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Haskins, 24, Haskins was training in South Florida with other Steelers quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers when he was struck by a vehicle.
Haskins was a standout quarterback for Ohio State in 2018, finishing third in the final Heisman Trophy vote after throwing for 4,831 passing yards and a school-record 50 touchdown passes, leading the Buckeyes to a Rose Bowl victory over Washington.
Ohio State released a statement Saturday mourning Haskins’ death.
“The Ohio State Department of Athletics is terribly saddened to learn of the death of Dwayne Haskins Saturday morning. We are thinking of the entire Haskins family during this most difficult time. Our prayers are with the family, and with his current and former teammates, coaches, friends, and relatives.”
Haskins was selected 15th overall in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft by Washington but was released during his second pro season. Haskins later signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers and spent the 2021 season with the team.
Commanders co-owners Dan and Tanya Snyder, as well as Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, released statements following the news of Haskins’ death.