Dwayne Haskins, a former Ohio State standout quarterback who was drafted in the first round by Washington and most recently played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, died at the age of 24.
His representative told Adam Schefter that Haskins was killed when he was hit by a car early today in South Florida.
Haskins just played one season at Ohio State, but he quickly established himself as one of the finest players in the country, setting Big Ten records and finished third in Heisman Trophy voting in 2018.
Washington selected Haskins with the 15th overall choice in the 2019 NFL draft as a result of his outstanding season. However, after a hit-or-miss rookie season, he was released during his second season in 2020.
He was signed by the Steelers in 2021, and while he never played for them during the regular season, they indicated this year that he would have a chance to push for a starting spot. This week, Haskins was in Florida working out with many other Steelers skill position players in preparation for the next season.