Ex-Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins died over the weekend. The Buckeyes will honor him during their spring game.
This week, the football world was rocked by the death of former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins. The Buckeyes will pay tribute to him at the spring game this year.
Head coach Ryan Day spoke about the tragedy, particularly its impact on current players in the program, after the squad held a meeting to handle the news.
“We have a good group of our men that used to play with Dwayne, and they’re in a lot of pain.” According to Cleveland.com, “it was a difficult weekend for all of us.”
Obviously, Ohio State will need more time to decide how they will commemorate Haskins, but a plan is in the works for the spring game.
“We’re still processing everything,” Day remarked.
Haskins came to Ohio State as a four-star recruit in the 2016 class. He started as a redshirt freshman, then as a backup until becoming the starter in 2018. He led Ohio State to a 13-1 record with 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns. He was a first-team All-Big Ten pick.
Haskins decided to take on the next challenge in the NFL after setting Ohio State passing yardage and touchdown records. He was the No. 15 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by Washington.
Haskins started 13 games with WFT over two seasons, but he went 3-10 and his career with the team was cut short. He was discharged by the squad in late 2020.
In 2021, the Steelers gave him a chance to start fresh as a backup quarterback. While he did not play, he was expected to challenge for the starting job after Ben Roethlisberger retired.
Regrettably, his life was cut short because he was able to compete.