The Pittsburgh Steelers will honor fallen quarterback Dwayne Haskins with a helmet sticker this season, per the team. Haskins passed away this offseason.
Haskins was in line to challenge for a quarterback job this offseason before a tragic accident took his life at just 24 years old. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Ohio State Buckeyes communities mourned the loss of Haskins, a player many believed was finding his footing not just as a football player, but as a person as well.
Pittsburgh will honor Haskins this season with a helmet sticker featuring his No. 3.
Haskins was hit by a car in April while walking on the side of a highway. Some of the circumstances regarding his death are still under investigation.
Steelers to honor Dwayne Haskins
At the time of his death, many of Haskins’ Steelers teammates mourned publicly, releasing statements of remorse and heartbreak:
“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,” Steelers coach Mike 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.”
Ben Roethlisberger praised Haskins talent on the field, posting at he “wished he could throw the ball” like Haskins.
Even T.J. Watt, on the opposite side of the ball in many intense practices, struggled to put to words what Haskins meant to him as a person and teammate.
“The world lost a great person today,” Watt wrote on Twitter. “When Dwayne first walked into the locker room I could tell he was an upbeat guy. He was always making people smile, never taking life for granted. His impact on me will last forever.”
Now, the Steelers have a way to honor Haskins — with their play on the field.