Who was Dwayne Haskins?
Dwayne Haskins Jr. (May 3, 1997 – April 9, 2022) was an American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons. He played college football at Ohio State, where he won the Sammy Baugh Trophy and was the 2019 Rose Bowl MVP as a sophomore.
Dwayne Haskins Death, Cause Of Death
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins died early Saturday morning after he was struck by a dump truck while he was walking on a South Florida highway. Haskins was 24 years old.
Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson Lt. Indiana Miranda said Haskins was pronounced dead at the scene.
“He was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 when there was oncoming traffic,” Miranda said in an emailed statement.
Haskins was training in South Florida with other Steelers quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers.
“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement. “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.”4
In response to the news of Haskins’ death, Rudolph simply tweeted, “Devastated.”
Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt remembered Haskins as an “upbeat guy.”
Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool posted an emotional tweet, sharing that he spent time with Haskins this weekend.
“I spent your final moments with you and I can’t help but think about how selfless you were in those moments,” Claypool wrote in his tweet. “All you cared about was making sure that everyone around you was okay and I can’t thank you enough for that. You are what I strive to be.”
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Dwayne Haskins’s Wife’s, Personal life
Dwayne Haskins was married to Kalabrya Gondrezick-Haskins. Haskins was a Christian.
Haskins went by the nickname Simba, which was taken from the protagonist of the 1994 film The Lion King. He adopted it as a child due to him having an afro at the time that reminded his mother of a lion’s mane. He used the nickname and the film’s coming-of-age story as motivation and incorporated it into his personal clothing brand, Kingdom of Pride.
Haskins’ mentor during high school and college was NFL wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, whom he met through Mohamed Jabbie, one of his best friends and Sanu’s nephew. A New Jersey native, Haskins grew up a New York Giants fan.