Dwayne Haskins celebrates after Ohio State defeated Washington in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day 2019. Syndication The Columbus Dispatch

The sports world was shocked on Saturday when it was reported that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins had tragically passed away after being hit by a dump truck. The NFL player was 24 years old.

It was apparent how saddened those close to Haskins were by this news, with many of his former teammates and coaches posting their condolences on social media throughout the weekend.

By all accounts, he seemed to be a joy to be around. So it is no surprise that his alma mater, Ohio State, is planning on honoring him in the very near future. Ohio State head coach Ryan Day detailed on Monday that the program plans to honor Haskins at their upcoming spring game this weekend, per Cleveland.com.

Haskins had a short-but-standout career at Ohio State, throwing for 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns with only eight interceptions as a sophomore in his one year as starting quarterback. That was enough to make him a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2018 when he led Ohio State to a Rose Bowl victory over Washington.

His impressive sophomore season also led to him being drafted in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Washington Commanders. He then went on to go to the Steelers in 2021, where he backed up longtime Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in his one season with the team.

While his NFL career didn’t exactly go to plan, Haskins had one of the best collegiate years for a quarterback in recent memory for Ohio State, and the program plans to remember the impressive play, as well as the person he was, on Saturday.

[Pro Football Talk, Cleveland.com]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.