Dwayne Haskins’ Instagram flooded with sympathies from NFL stars

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins was killed early Saturday morning after he was struck by a dump truck while walking on a South Florida interstate, authorities said.

Haskins was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 on foot when he was hit by a dump truck around 6: 37 a.m., according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Authorities declared Haskins dead at the scene. They also said that it was not known why he was walking along the interstate.

“This investigation into traffic homicide is ongoing,” Lt. Indiana Miranda, a spokesperson for Florida Highway Patrol, told Fox News. “No further information will ever be released until the investigation is closed.” “

Westbound traffic on the interstate was shut down Saturday morning, and drivers were advised to see alternative routes, the FHP said.

The former Ohio State standout was reportedly in Miami training with Mitch Trubisky, who was signed by the Steelers last month to a two-year deal. In recent weeks,

Haskins shared several photos on his Instagram. Since the loss, several photos have been posted to Instagram by Haskins.

Dwayne Haskins in St. Thomas

Dwayne Hakins in St. Thomas
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“Rip my brother,” Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku wrote.

“WE WILL MISS YOU RO” New York Jets Safety Will Parks stated.

“RIP BOTHA,” Steelers linebacker Buddy Johnson said.

“‘It’s what it is’ will keep your at peace,” Haskins wrote in Friday’s story caption.

On March 30, Haskins posted a photo of himself in St. Thomas, where he had been reportedly attending the Legends of Pittsburgh Cruise.

On March 27, Haskins posted a photo from Fontainebleau Miami Beach, a luxury resort and landmark in the Miami area.

Dwayne Haskins in Miami 

Dwayne Haskins, Miami
(dh_simba7/Instagram)

Haskins posted a photo of himself with his wife Kalabrya in June 2021 of the couple at Disney World.

Dwayne Haskins and his wife Kalabrya.

Dwayne Haskins with his wife Kalabrya.

(dh_simba7/Instagram)

Haskins, who signed a one-year restricted free agent tender this offseason, was expected to compete for the starting job in Pittsburgh following veteran Ben Roethlisberger’s retirement.

Dwayne Haskins #3 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the sidelines during the first half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 31, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Dwayne Haskins #3 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks on from the sidelines during the first half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 31, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.
(Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” head coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement. “He quickly became a part of our Steelers family after his arrival in Pittsburgh. He was also one of our hardest workers on the field and in the community. “

“Dwayne was a great teammate, but even more so a tremendous friend to so many,” Tomlin added. “I am truly devastated.”

Dwayne Haskins #3 of the Pittsburgh Steelers drops back to pass in the second half during the 2021 NFL preseason Hall of Fame Game against the Dallas Cowboys at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on August 5, 2021 in Canton, Ohio. 

Dwayne Haskins #3 of the Pittsburgh Steelers drops back to pass in the second half during the 2021 NFL preseason Hall of Fame Game against the Dallas Cowboys at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on August 5, 2021 in Canton, Ohio.
(Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Before joining the NFL, Haskins led the Ohio State Buckeyes to a Big Ten championship and a win in the Rose Bowl.

After redshirting his freshman year at Ohio State, Haskins served as backup quarterback, throwing for 565 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception. The following season he was named the starter and went on to have a tremendous season, throwing for 4,831 yards, 50 touchdowns, and eight interceptions. Ohio State posted a photo with Haskins on Twitter, with the description “Leader.” Legend. Forever a Buckeye. “

” The Ohio State Department of Athletics was deeply saddened to hear about Dwayne’s death Saturday morning, the school said in a statement. “We are thinking about the entire Haskins family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, as well as his former teammates, coaches and friends. “

Haskins was the second runner-up in the Heisman Trophy voting that year and in 2019 he was drafted 15th overall by the Washington Commanders.

Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Washington Football Team looks to hand off the ball during a NFL football game against the Washington Football Team at FedExField on December 27, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. 

Dwayne Haskins #7 of the Washington Football Team looks to hand off the ball during a NFL football game against the Washington Football Team at FedExField on December 27, 2020 in Landover, Maryland.
(Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

Haskins was released by Washington after he threw for 12 touchdowns and 14 interceptions and went 3-10 over two seasons. Ron Rivera, Washington’s coach, said that he was “absolutely devastated” to hear about Haskins’ passing.

“Dwayne, a talented young man, had a long and fulfilling life ahead of him,” Rivera stated in a release. Rivera said in a release that this is a difficult time and that he has left me at a loss for words. I know that I am speaking for the rest of my team when I say that he will be missed. All of us send our deepest condolences to the Haskins family. “

Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) before the start of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Landover, Md.

Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) before the start of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Landover, Md.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

After his stint with Washington, the Steelers offered Haskins a second chance when they signed him to a one-year deal in 2021. He was the third-string quarterback, behind Mason Rudolph.

“Devastated,” Rudolph tweeted after learning about Haskins’ death.

Haskins’ widow, Kalabrya, his parents Tamara and Dwayne, as well as his younger sister Tamia, are his survivors.

Fox News’ Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.

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