Tragedy has struck the NFL as Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been killed after being struck by a car.
The details have not been released, but according to ESPN, the 24-year old was training in South Florida with other Steelers quarterbacks Mitch Trubisky and Mason Rudolph, as well as a number of other position players. He was reportedly hit by a car Saturday morning as a pedestrian and killed.
A stud at Ohio State University, Haskins finished third in Heisman Trophy voting in 2018. He was selected 15th overall by the Washington Commanders in the 2019 draft.
He was expected to battle for the open starting quarterback position this season after the retirement of Ben Roethlisberger.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin released the following statement:
“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwyane 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.
Dwyane 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.”
A number of fellow NFL players took to Twitter to shares their condolences: