Dwayne Haskins Dies at 24; NFL Star Gets Struck by Car and Killed in Florida

NFL star Dwayne Haskins has died after getting hit by a car in South Florida, his agent Cedric Saunders revealed. Haskins would have turned 25 years old on May 3.

"Dwayne Haskins, a standout at Ohio State before struggling to catch on with Washington and Pittsburgh in the NFL, died this morning when he got hit by a car in South Florida, per his agent Cedric Saunders," said Cedric Saunders in a tweet on Saturday.

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Haskins has been a standout prospect at Ohio State and previously he was picked up by the Washington Redskins during the first rounds of the 2019 draft. A year later, he was released before signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Haskins Played 15 Games For Washington

Last year, Haskins was the backup quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph.

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Haskins was the backup quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph last year. He was in South Florida training with the other Steelers quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers.

With Washington, he played for 15 games over two seasons compiling a Total QBR of 29.4. At that time the league average was was 63.5 and he had thrown 12 touchdown passes to 14 interceptions.

Haskins' Tenure Started With Controversy

Haskins' tenure in Washington started with controversies as coaches lobbied against drafting him with the 15th pick. However, Snyder wanted him as Haskins was a big name in local after he starred for three seasons at Bullis High School.

Haskins started seven games in his rookie year and the first four games the following season but was benched after a 30-10 loss to Baltimore. Haskins was released by Washington later that same season and went unclaimed on waivers. He signed a reserve/future contract with Pittsburgh in January 2021, according to ESPN.

Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals quarterback, paid tribute to Haskins saying, "RIP Dwayne Haskins.. heartbreaking... Prayers to his family & loved ones. Love yours while they're here!"