NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins has died, aged 24, his agent has confirmed.
According to reports, the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was reportedly ‘struck by a car’ in Florida on April 9.
Mike Tomlin, the Steelers head coach, has said everyone has been left ‘truly heartbroken’ by the 24-year-old’s devastating death.
Statement from Head Coach Mike Tomlin: pic.twitter.com/hI5QaKzBUq
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 9, 2022
In a statement, he wrote: “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.”
Others have taken to social media and paid tribute to Haskins.
Former Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer tweeted: “Heartbroken to hear of the loss of Dwayne Haskins Jr.
“My thoughts and prayers go out to his incredible family. One of the greatest QB’s in Ohio State history, but an even better son, teammate, and friend. God bless!!”
NFL insider, Adam Schefter, has apparently claimed that Haskins’ tragic passing has come just weeks before his birthday, on May 3.
Reportedly, he also said that at the time of the sports star’s death, he was training with the rest of the team’s quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs.
A month ago, the 24-year-old signed a one-year contract with the Pittsburgh team for his second chance in the League.
In January, Haskins reportedly said: “I feel like I can be a starter in this league. I got drafted for that reason.
“I definitely believe I have the talent to. I just haven’t put it all together yet. And that’s something I have to do this offseason to put myself in a position to play.”
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