Ohio State honors Dwayne Haskins at spring football game
Following his tragic death, Dwayne Haskins was honored at a football game Saturday at his alma mater, Ohio State University.
Haskins was killed April 9 after being hit by a vehicle in Florida. He was 24 years old.
By NFL.com, Haskins’ former college honored him with a minute’s silence before kickoff and players sported “DH” decals on their helmets. Buckeye’s coaches wore “DH” pins and Haskins’ initials were also painted on the turf near the stadium’s 5-yard line.
Fans and alumni also honored Haskins with a memorial outside the stadium in an area known as the Horseshoe.
According to NFL.com, 11 current players played with Haskins in 2018.
The Ohio State team also honored Haskins with a tribute video, and head coach Ryan Day led an on-field prayer.
“He’s an inspiration, always has been,” quarterback CJ Stroud said in a postgame press conference. “Dwayne was first and foremost a great human being, and he definitely left a legacy here. He changed the quarterback culture here, throwing 50 passing touchdowns, and that’s definitely what intrigued me to come here.
Stroud wore Haskins’ No. 7 jersey in Saturday’s scrimmage.
As previously reported, Haskins, who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, was killed in a car accident in South Florida earlier this month.
“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement. “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 great friend to so many people. I am truly heartbroken.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and all of his family during this difficult time.”
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