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Dwayne Haskins, a Pittsburgh Steelers defender, has died at the age of 24 after being hit by a dump truck


Dwayne Haskins, Pittsburgh Steelers defender, head coach Mike Tomlin dies confirmed Saturday. He was 24.

“I am devastated and unable to speak in connection with the unfortunate death of Dwayne Haskins,” Tomlin said in a statement posted on Steelers Twitter. He called the defender “a great teammate” and “a great friend to many.”

According to the State Highway Patrol, Haskins was hit by a dump truck while trying to cross the Florida Highway around 6:40 a.m. Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is unclear why he was walking on Interstate 595 in Broward County, a road patrol said. The investigation into his death is ongoing.

Before his NFL debut, Haskins played for Ohio State University, where he was an outstanding player and a finalist in the prestigious Heisman Trophy. He joined the NFL in 2019 when Washington took him in the first round of the draft.

Dwayne Haskins, № 3 of the Pittsburgh Steelers, watches the game against the Detroit Lyons at Heinz Field on August 21, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Haskins started the 2020 season as the starter of “Washington” and was named one of team captains. Four weeks later he was sent to the bench, at which point Washington was 1-3.

The Haskins were released in January 2021 and were later taken away by the Steelers.

In a statement co-owners Commanders Dan and Tanya Snyder said they were “devastated” by the news of Haskins’ death.

“He was a young man with huge potential who had an infectious personality,” they said. “To say we have a broken heart is to say nothing.”

Commanders head coach Ron Rivera called Haskins is “a talented young man who has a long life ahead.”

“I know what I’m saying from the rest of our team, saying he will be very bored,” Rivera said in a statement. “At this time, our entire team expresses our heartfelt condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Haskins family.”

The NFL too wrote in a tweet condolences to the family and friends of Haskins.

A Twitter account for the Ohio football program published photo of Haskins with the inscription “Leader. Legend. Forever Parties”.

Haskins’ classmates reacted to his death on social networks. TJ Watt, outside midfielder Steelers, wrote in a tweet“Today the world has lost a great man.”

“When Dwayne first walked into the locker room, I could tell he was a cheerful guy,” Watt said. “He always made people smile, never took life for granted. His influence on me will last … forever.”

Watt’s brother and teammate Derek Watt wrote in a tweet“Such emotional news. Gone too early. Rest in peace Dwayne.”

“Dwayne meant so much to a lot of people. His smile was contagious, and he was the person you wanted to be around,” – Cam Hayward of Steelers, who played for Ohio. wrote in a tweet. “We’re all shocked by his loss. We’ll miss him too. We lost you too early. Luckily, I had a chance to meet you. RIP DH.”

Alex Highsmith wrote in a tweet“It doesn’t seem real. Those who knew him knew how special he was. Heartbreaking, RIP Dwayne. The Lord with his family.”

“God, you called him home too young, I will never forget you, bro, and the negotiations we had,” – Chukwuma Akarafor wrote. “You will live forever. May your family find peace. ”

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