Dwayne Hakins dreamed of becoming a football player as a child and was considered a young prodigy. Only in fourth grade, Haskins began training every weekend with his father in New Jersey. NJ.com. Haskins would then go on to play college basketball with the Ohio State Buckeyes. There, he would set the record for most touchdown passes in a single season in 2018. ESPN. He even won the Heisman Trophy as a finalist because of his outstanding field performance.
Before even graduatingHaskins was drafted in 2019 by the Washington Commanders after he graduated from college. After two seasons of playing with the D.C. Team, Haskins was signed to Pittsburgh Steelers. ESPN. He was also a contender to replace Ben Roethlisberger as the #1 quarterback.
We received the sad news about his death. Current and former teammates of HaskinsWe are grateful for Haskins’s kindness and work ethic. Football player Cam Heyward wrote, “Dwayne meant so much to so many people. His smile was infectious and he was a guy you wanted to be around. We are all in shock about losing him. We are going to miss the heck out of him as well.”