Dwayne Haskins was a young player in the NFL who was at the start of his career. After displaying amazing performance and winning many titles during his time as a college football player at the Ohio State University, Dwayne had only started his career in NFL in 2019. He had played for Washington Redskins before signing with Pittsburgh Steelers. Unfortunately, his career was cut short by a tragic accident.

How did Dwayne Haskins Die? Cause of Dwayne Haskin’s Death?

Dwayne Haskins tragically died after he was struck by a dump truck while he was trying to cross a highway on foot. The accident took place around 7 a.m. on April 9, 2022. The NFL player was crossing Interstate 595’s westbound lanes, near the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Broward County when the truck hit him. Dwayne was in Florida to train with several of his teammates.

According to the patrol, Dwayne was walking for unknown reasons. He was pronounced dead on the scene at age 24. Following his death, Dwayne Haskin’s coach, Mike Tomlin released a statement reading,

“I am devastated and at a loss for words with the unfortunate passing of Dwayne Haskins,”

“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.”

Tributes to Dwayne Haskins

Following the death of the young NFL player, many tributes for Dwayne Haskins flooded social media.

Cameron Heyward, Steelers defensive wrote,

“Dwayne meant so much to so many people.”

“His smile was infectious and he was a guy you wanted to be around,”

“We are all in shock about losing him. We are going to miss the heck out of him as well. We lost you way too early. Luckily I got a chance to get to know you. RIP DH.”

The Ohio State athletics department released a statement that read,

“We are thinking of the entire Haskins family during this most difficult time. Our prayers are with the family, and with his current and former teammates, coaches, friends and relatives,”

Ryan Day, Ohio State University coach wrote,

“The loss of Dwayne is beyond tragic and extremely difficult to process. For those who knew him closely, he was much more than a great football player. He had a giant heart, old soul and an infectious smile,”

Dwayne played for Ohio State and NFL

Dwayne played college football for Ohio State University and had won the Sammy Baugh Trophy and was the 2019 Rose Bowl MVP as a sophomore. Likewise, he was selected by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. However, he was released by the team in the second season because of inconsistent play.

In 2021, Dwayne had signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was named the third-string quarterback. In March 2022, Dwayne was placed on an original-round restricted free agent tender and he signed the one-year contract in the same month.

Who was Dwayne Haskins married to?

Dwayne was married to his beautiful wife, Kalabrya Gondrezick-Haskins. The pair tied the knot on March 19, 2021. His wife is a native of Bent Harbor, Michigan, and is a former college basketball star who played for the Lady Spartans of Michigan State.

Dwayne Haskins Wife
Late Dwayne Haskins with his wife, Kalabrya Gondrezick-Haskins. 

According to Kalabrya Gondrezick’s social media profile, she is a “proactive licensed medical aesthetician/ cosmetic laser technician with a distinguished understanding of laser treatments and skincare routines.” Dwayne was very supportive of his wife and featured her many times on social media. The pair had made many public appearances and also attended games together.


1. Where was Dwayne Haskins Born?

Dwayne Haskins was born in 1997 in Highland Park, New Jersey.

2. When was Dwayne Haskins Born?

Dwayne Haskins was born on May 3, 1997, in Highland Park, New Jersey. He was 24 years old at the time of his death.

3. Who are Dwayne Haskins’s Parents?

Dwayne Haskins was born to his parents, Tamara Haskins and Dwayne Haskins Sr. His family had moved to Potomac, Maryland from New Jersey when Dwayne was in the ninth grade.

4. How tall was Dwayne Haskins?

Dwayne was 6 feet and 4 inches and weighed around 104 kg.

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