Tragedy struck the football community on Saturday morning when it was reported that former Ohio State University star and NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins passed away after being hit by a car.
Dwayne Haskins was training in South Florida with other Steelers QBs, RBs and WRs. He was killed this morning in South Florida when he got hit by a vehicle. Tragic….
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 9, 2022
It was reported that he was training in South Florida before the tragic incident took place. It wasn’t long before members of the sports community began taking to social media to mourn his devastating passing.
Star quarterback Patrick Mahomes was one of the first big names to express his sadness.
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) April 9, 2022
Other NFL greats soon joined him.
Life is short. RIP DH. 🙏
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) April 9, 2022
Horrific news, so terribly sad.
Rest In Peace Dwayne.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 9, 2022
RIP Dwayne Haskins.. heartbreaking… Prayers to his family & loved ones.
Love yours while they’re here!
— Kyler Murray (@K1) April 9, 2022
Lord send healing 🙏🏾
— Jonathan Taylor (@JayT23) April 9, 2022
Wow RIP DH brother praying for your family
— 7⃣ Leonard Fournette (@_fournette) April 9, 2022
SIP lil bra wtf 💔 https://t.co/aWL3uWX6jF
— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) April 9, 2022
FLY HIGH YOUNG MAN! pic.twitter.com/yQLOkUwhLv
— Tyrann Mathieu (@Mathieu_Era) April 9, 2022
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 9, 2022
Tough to find the words… you will be missed pic.twitter.com/x9bNzmRvCv
— Joey Burrow (@JoeyB) April 9, 2022
NBA star Trae Young also expressed his sadness over the loss.
Man, never take a day for granted..😞
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) April 9, 2022
It’s devastating to lose such a young life. Haskins was likely looking forward to having a productive offseason in which he could have improved as a quarterback and teammate. Now, his family and friends are left to mourn his shocking passing and simply wonder about what could have been had the tragedy not occurred.
Of course, along with many NFL players, many of the teams that Haskins spent time with during his career have also taken to social media to pen meaningful statements. In particular, the Ohio State football team’s official Twitter page honored the former standout.
Leader. Legend. Forever a Buckeye. pic.twitter.com/yxwaIewN9V
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) April 9, 2022
Haskins entered the NFL as the No. 15 overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft. He played in 16 games in his NFL career and recorded 2,804 passing yards and 12 touchdowns.
Born in 1997, Haskins was just 24 years old when he passed away. He would have turned 25 years old next month.