To some, the name of Dwayne Haskins may not immediately ring a bell. That was until he was tragically killed on Saturday.

The 24-year-old was killed on Saturday, Apr. 9, after he was hit by a dump truck near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The young football player was reportedly trying to cross an interstate on foot in Broward County when tragedy struck according to the Florida Highway Patrol, USA Today reported.

Haskins was pronounced dead at the scene.

"He was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 when there was oncoming traffic," Florida Highway Patrol spokesperson Lt. Indiana Miranda said.

His death comes one month after he re-signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He dreamed of becoming a starting quarterback in the league but all of that has now been tragically dashed.

"I've wanted to be a quarterback my entire life. Being a quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers is a dream," he said in January. "I feel like I can be a starter in this league. I got drafted for that reason."

For those who may not know, Haskins was the 15th overall pick of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins/ Washington Football Team. He played for the team until 2020.

Last NFL season, he suited up for the Steelers but was a third-string quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph. He did not play during the 2021 season.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was pretty devastated upon hearing about Haskin’s passing.

"I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins," Tomlin said. "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 friend to so many. I am truly heartbroken.”

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Kalabrya, and his entire family during this difficult time," he added.

Dwayne Haskins #3 of the Pittsburgh Steelers
Dwayne Haskins #3 of the Pittsburgh Steelers Getty Images | Mitchell Leff

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