Dwayne Haskins’s Promising Life

The Steelers quarterback died after he was hit by a vehicle early Saturday morning. He was 24.

Like a lot of 21-year-olds going into the workforce for the first time, Dwayne Haskins had a lot of growing up to do when he arrived in the NFL in April 2019.

But there was one thing no one around him ever questioned: they knew, deep down, he had a heart of gold.

It showed most in how he would interact with kids, was apparent in his million-dollar smile and obvious in the way he treated people

There was a video of Haskins that went viral during his meteoric rise to stardom at Ohio State that showed him as an 11-year

Old throwing at a camp in the Buckeyes’ indoor facility, and proclaiming, “I’m gonna go to school here.”

He is survived by his wife, Kalabrya, parents, Dwayne Sr. and Tamara, and little sister, Tamia, with whom he was incredibly close.

Haskins arrived on the scene like a comet—first, coming in for an injured J.T. Barrett to lead Ohio State’s comeback win against archrival Michigan as a redshirt freshman

Then, the following year, obliterating Big Ten records for touchdown passes (his 50 broke Drew Brees’s old mark of 39),

Passing yards (4,831) and total offense (4,939 yards, more than 600 clear of the old mark).

He capped his collegiate career with six touchdown passes in a rout of the Wolverines, and MVP honors in the Big Ten championship game and Rose Bowl.