Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Huskins has died. He was 24 years old.
“I am devastated by the unfortunate departure of Dwayne Huskins and am devastated by the sound,” the head coach said. Mike Tomlin This news has been confirmed Twitter The statement “After his arrival in Pittsburgh he quickly became part of our Steelers family and he was one of our toughest staff both on the field and in the community.”
He continued: “Dwayne was a great teammate, but also a great friend to many. I’m really heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, Calabra and his whole family at this difficult time.”
Huskins, who joined the NFL team in Pittsburgh last year, was hit by a car while crossing Interstate 595 in South Florida. (He was in Florida training with his teammates.) The Florida Highway Patrol told CBS News Miami that Huskins was walking through “ASCII traffic” with “limited access for unknown reasons.” He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A first-round draft pick was picked up by Washington Commanders at Ohio State University’s Alum 2019, where he started seven games in his rookie year. Huskins was released from his contract in December 2020.
“I am shocked to hear of the death of Dwayne Huskins Jr. Ron RiveraThe head coach of the commanders, wrote a Saturday Statement. “Dwayne was a talented young man with a long life ahead of him. This is a very sad time and I am really at a loss for words. I know I’m saying for the rest of our team that he will be missed. Our entire team extends its deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers to the Huskins family at this time. “
Huskins joined Steeler a month after leaving the DC team. Prior to his death, he had signed an additional one-year contract.
“# Year 3 3 Praise Pittsburgh for this year’s great learning experience, “Huskins wrote via Instagram earlier in January. “I can’t wait to make the most of this next opportunity. An opportunity I needed all the time 3 #HereWeGo. “
The New Jersey native, who grew up in Maryland, is survived by his wife, Calabra Huskins. The two tied the knot in March 2021. He also left his parents, Dwayne Huskins Sr. And Tamara Huskins.
“I just wanted to prove to the coaching staff and my teammates how much I love football,” Dwayne told ESPN in June 2021 after his release from Washington. “I am grateful for the opportunity to be here and to show them that my mind is in the right place and that I am willing to work to show my talent and work and be able to earn a place here.”