Pittsburgh Steelers fullback Dwayne Haskins was hit and killed by a car Saturday morning, ESPN report, find the news source for his agent. Coach Steelers Mike Tomlin confirmed his death in a statement. The NFL star was then 24 years old.
Tomlin wrote: “I am heartbroken and speechless with the sad passing of Dwayne Haskins.
A spokesperson for the Florida Highway Patrol told Related press that the crash happened on Interstate 595. Haskins was “reported dead at the scene,” according to the AP. The athlete was believed to be walking on the highway when the collision caused an outage for several hours.
Haskins was born in Highland Park, New Jersey, but moved to Potomac, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC, during which time he played high school football for Bullis . School. Then he became one of the college recruitment after searching. After initially committing to play for the University of Maryland, he ended up at Ohio State University. While there, he won the MVP award at Big Ten College Football Championship Game 2018 and 2019 Rose Bowl.
In 2019, he was drafted by the Commanders of Washington. He plays for the team again in 2020, when they are known as the Washington Soccer Team.
He signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the end of the year January 2021 like a quarter of the third string behind Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph. He didn’t play last season.
Fans and colleagues know him by his nickname, Simba.