Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskinstragically passed away early Saturday morning … after being hit by a car. He was just 24 years old.
Haskins was a star at Ohio State … leading the Buckeyes to a Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl victory in the 2018 season.
Dwayne went on to be the 15th overall pick in the 2019 draft to Washington, where he spent two seasons. He joined the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021.
Haskins was in Boca Raton, Florida training with his Pittsburgh teammates — including Najee Harris, Chase Claypool and Mitchell Trubisky — this week … and several players posted video of the workout session.
Haskins proposed to Kalabrya Gondrezick, a former Michigan State basketball player, in 2021 … and the couple got married several months later.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin released a statement … saying, “I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins. 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’ Buckeye teammate,Joe Burrow, shared his condolences on Twitter … saying, “Tough to find the words … you will be missed.”
Ron Rivera, who coached Haskins in Washington, added … “I am absolutely heartbroken to hear the news of the passing of Dwayne Haskins Jr. Dwayne was a talented young man who had a long life ahead of him.”
“This is a very sad time and I am honestly at a loss for words. I know I speak for the rest of our team in saying he will be sorely missed. Our entire team is sending our heartfelt condolences and thoughts and prayers to the Haskins family at this time.”