29 Facts About Dwayne Haskins

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Dwayne Haskins played college football at Ohio State, where he set the Big Ten Conference records for single-season passing yards and passing touchdowns as a sophomore.

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Dwayne Haskins's success earned him the Sammy Baugh Trophy and Kellen Moore Award, along with several conference honors.

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Dwayne Haskins signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2021 and served as a backup until his death the following off-season when he was fatally struck by a vehicle.

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Dwayne Haskins originally committed to the University of Maryland over Rutgers University to play college football, but later decided to attend Ohio State University after Maryland football coach Randy Edsall was fired mid-season.

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Dwayne Haskins redshirted his first year with the Buckeyes in 2016.

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Dwayne Haskins finished the season completing 40 of 57 passes for 565 yards and four touchdowns.

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Dwayne Haskins then went on to have a record-setting campaign in his sophomore season in 2018, which was his lone starting season at the school.

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Dwayne Haskins claimed the single-season passing and touchdown records for Ohio State and the Big Ten by eclipsing the 4,000-passing yards mark and throwing 50 touchdowns, making him just one of seven NCAA quarterbacks to ever achieve the latter in a single season.

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Dwayne Haskins threw for 499 yards and five touchdowns in the 2018 Big Ten Football Championship Game, while throwing three touchdowns in the 2019 Rose Bowl, winning the MVP award in both games for his performance.

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Dwayne Haskins's performance earned him first-team All–Big Ten honors, as well as six Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week awards, the Graham–George Offensive Player of the Year, the Griese–Brees Quarterback of the Year, the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, and the Male Ohio State Athlete of the Year awards.

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Dwayne Haskins was named as a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting.

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12.

In January 2019, Dwayne Haskins announced that he would forgo his remaining two years of college football and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.

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Dwayne Haskins was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 15th overall.

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14.

Dwayne Haskins signed his four-year rookie contract on May 9,2019, worth $14.

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15.

Dwayne Haskins saw his first action with the team in a Week 4 game against the New York Giants in relief of Case Keenum, who was benched for poor performance.

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16.

In Week 16 against the Giants, Dwayne Haskins threw for 133 yards and two touchdowns before being carted off the field due to an ankle injury suffered on the first play of the third quarter, which made him miss the following week's game.

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17.

Dwayne Haskins was benched in favor of Kyle Allen prior to the Week 5 game against the Los Angeles Rams due to coaches being unimpressed with his work ethic and performance.

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18.

Dwayne Haskins remained as the team's backup until the Week 14 game against the San Francisco 49ers, where he played in the second half after Alex Smith left the game due to a calf strain.

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Dwayne Haskins then started the following week's game against the Seattle Seahawks as Smith had yet to recover from injury.

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20.

Dwayne Haskins was released by the team the day after, with head coach Ron Rivera saying he believed that it benefited both parties if they went their separate ways.

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21.

Dwayne Haskins signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers on January 21,2021.

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22.

Dwayne Haskins was named the third-string quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph and was inactive for all but one game that season.

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23.

Dwayne Haskins signed a one-year, restricted free agent tender by the team on March 16,2022.

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24.

Dwayne Haskins went by the nickname Simba, taken from the protagonist of the 1994 film The Lion King.

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Dwayne Haskins adopted it as a child due to him having an afro at the time that reminded his mother of a lion's mane.

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26.

Dwayne Haskins used the nickname and the film's coming-of-age story as motivation and incorporated it into his personal clothing brand, Kingdom of Pride.

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27.

Dwayne Haskins died as a direct result from injuries he sustained around 7am EDT on April 9,2022, after he was struck by a dump truck while attempting to cross Interstate 595 near Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on foot.

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28.

Dwayne Haskins was in Florida to train with several of his Steelers teammates.

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29.

Dwayne Haskins was knocked back several feet by the dump truck and either run over or struck a second time by an SUV that swerved in an attempt to avoid him.

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