By: Patrick Moist/KDKA-Tv set
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pittsburgh Steelers and soccer group suffered a remarkable decline on Saturday early morning.
About 6:30 a.m., Steelers quarterback and Ohio Point out Buckeye legend Dwayne Haskins was killed when he tried to cross a Florida highway and was hit by a dump truck.
He died quickly.
Haskins is remembered as just one of the best quarterbacks in Ohio Point out background. In 2018, Haskins toss for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns and led the workforce to a Big 10 championship and a Rose Bowl victory.
“You could make the circumstance that Dwayne Haskins is the Godfather of the new era of Big Ten Football, certainly at Ohio Point out,” explained WBNS Sports Columbus’s Dave Holmes, who protected Haskins’ university occupation. “He didn’t established data – he crushed them. He conquer the aged Major 10 solitary-time passing mark by 1,000 yards and he beat Drew Brees’ landing document by 11 touchdowns.”
Offered the shockwaves that reverberated by means of Steeler Nation when the information of Haskins’ death broke, it was the very same for our neighbors in Ohio.
“This is the point about Columbus, Ohio, and this whole area – after a Buckeye, generally a Buckeye,” Holmes said. “It is extraordinary, this town is entire of former players, who are now media users, true estate agents, insurance policies salesmen, men and women are inclined to come back to Columbus. This city loves Dwayne Haskins. This city celebrates normal soccer gamers, Dwayne Haskins was elite in each individual way. People liked him.”
Haskins rose to prominence in Columbus when throughout a spring recreation, he went head-to-head with Joe Burrow, profitable the starting up job for the Buckeyes.
That determination was element of the rationale Burrow transferred to Louisiana Point out University.
Then arrived his debut.
“This is the dude who debuted, on the highway, in Ann Arbor, in the next fifty percent of a sport, when JT Barrett was injured and led the Buckeyes to a victory in the Massive Dwelling,” Holmes recalled.
Substantially like so numerous of his Steelers teammates recalled these days, people in Columbus fell in like with Haskins the person additional so than Haskins the quarterback.
“He’s a talented male, but additional so than the expertise, is the smile, which is what anyone talked about in Columbus,” Holmes claimed. “You failed to have to notify Dwayne Haskins to smile for images, he always had a smile on his face. He was infectious to be close to people, he was normally in a superior temper.”