Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins died after he was hit by a car in South Florida, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.
The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports’ Mike Jones on the condition of anonymity because they weren’t yet authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
Haskins was 24 years old.
Haskins was in Florida training with other Steelers skill position players.
“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement. “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 a great teammate, but even more so a tremendous friend to so many. I am truly heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and his entire family during this difficult time.”
Haskins was a standout at Ohio State and in 2018, his only season as a starter, threw 50 touchdown passes, earning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting.
He was drafted with the 15th overall pick by Washington in the 2019 NFL Draft. Haskins played in nine games his rookie season, throwing seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. In his second season, he threw for five touchdowns before being released in December 2020.
Haskins eventually signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in January 2021, but did not see any action during the 2021 season.