ESPN reports that Haskins was hit by a car while training in South Florida.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Former Ohio defender Dwayne Haskins died Saturday morning after being hit by a car in Florida at the age of 24, according to ESPN’s Adam Shefter.
Haskins agent Cedric Saunders told Schaefer that the defender was training in South Florida with his current teammates from the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Haskins, who started for Bakis in 2018, made 370 passes out of 530 attempts at 4,843 yards and 50 touchdowns.
Five times during the season Haskins threw over 400 yards in the game and threw over 300 yards in nine games.
Haskins led Ohio to a 13-1 record, including the Big Ten Championship and victory over Washington in the Rose Bowl.
He was in the Big Ten strikers of the week a record six times and was awarded the Silver Football Award given to the best player of the conference. Haskins was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy and finished third after Kyler Murray of Oklahoma and Tua Tagawailoa of Alabama.
Along the way, Haskins broke several school and conference records, including passing and landing records in one season.
He was selected by Washington under the 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. Haskins played two seasons on the team before being released and signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Ohio State University athletic director Gene Smith tweeted about Haskins’ death late Saturday morning:
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has issued a statement Twitter:
“I am devastated and unable to say a word because of the unfortunate death of Dwayne Haskins. He quickly became part of our Steelers family upon arrival in Pittsburgh and was one of our most industrious workers both in the field and in our community. Dwayne was wonderful a teammate, but an even greater friend to many. I am truly heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers with his wife Calabria and his entire family at this difficult time. “
This is a story that is evolving, and it will be supplemented by more information as we gather more information.