The Ohio State Buckeyes plan to honor Dwayne Haskins their spring game, that is scheduled for this weekend. On Saturday, former Buckeyes quarterback Haskins tragically lost his life after being hit by a dump truck in South Florida.
Haskins, who enjoyed an outstanding college career at Ohio State, tragically lost his life but his college will never forget him and they plan to pay their respects by honoring him during a spring game in Columbus. Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day revealed some of the players on the team are still having a hard time processing the tragic incident that happened.
“We talked about a lot of things,” Day said Monday. “We have a good group of our guys who played with Dwayne, and they’re hurting. It was a tough weekend for all of us”.
Ohio State statement on the the tragic Haskins death
of Athletics is terribly saddened to learn of the death of Dwayne Haskins. We are thinking of the entire Haskins family during this most difficult time. Our prayers are with the family, and with his current and former teammates, coaches, friends and relatives," the Buckeyes tweeted on Saturday.
Urban Meyer, who coached Haskins at Ohio State, said he was heartbroken by the tragic death of Haskins. “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!!" Meyer said. Haskins last played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and he was expected to battle for the team's starting quarterback spot this offseason.
"I'm devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins. 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 to so many. I'm truly heartbroken," Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and his entire family during this difficult time."
The Washington Commanders, where Haskins started his NFL career, also released a statement. "We are devastated to hear the news of the tragic passing od Dwayne Haskins Jr. He was a young man with a tremendous amount of potential who had an infectious personality.
To say we are heartbroken is an understatement. Our heart and prayers are with the members of Dwayne's family and all of those who knew him and loved him," Commanders co-owners Dan and Tanya Snyder wrote.