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Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State standout and NFL first-round pick, dead at 24

April 10th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Former Ohio State star and NFL first-round draft pick Dwayne Haskins died Saturday. He was 24.  Haskins was struck by a vehicle Saturday morning, according to Florida Highway Patrol. The crash occurred around 6:37 a.m. Florida Highway Patrol believes Haskins was trying to cross traffic lanes on foot when he was struck by a vehicle. A traffic homicide investigation is open.

Haskins was pronounced dead at the scene. Interstate 595, the road on which the crash occurred, was shut down for several hours following the crash.

Haskins was in South Florida training with Pittsburgh Steelers players for the 2022 NFL season.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed Haskins' death, calling Haskins "one of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community."


Washington co-owners Dan and Tanya Snyder also released a statement, calling Haskins a "young man with a tremendous amount of potential."