In the aftermath of his sudden and tragic passing, Haskins’s alma mater paid tribute to him.
Leader. Legend. Forever a Buckeye. pic.twitter.com/yxwaIewN9V
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) April 9, 2022
The Dept. of Athletics is terribly saddened to learn of the death of Dwayne Haskins. 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. https://t.co/4aEdQ9nQdj
— Ohio State Buckeyes 🌰 (@OhioStAthletics) April 9, 2022
Urban Meyer and Ryan Day, who both coached Haskins with the Buckeyes, honored their former quarterback, as well.
Heartbroken to hear of the loss of Dwayne Haskins Jr. My thoughts and prayers go out to his incredible family. One of the greatest QB’s in Ohio State history, but an even better son, teammate, and friend. God Bless!! pic.twitter.com/lM9Z8LzMhe
— Urban Meyer (@CoachUrbanMeyer) April 9, 2022
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. The Ohio State community and our entire football program are heartbroken.
— Ryan Day (@ryandaytime) April 9, 2022
They were not alone.
Many fellow Ohio State alums — some who were teammates of Haskins, some who were not — took to Twitter to pay tribute to Haskins.
Prayers up for DH and the Haskins family 🙏🏾
— Trey Sermon (@treyera) April 9, 2022
Man… RIP 7 🙏🏾
— Chris Olave (@chrisolave_) April 9, 2022
— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) April 9, 2022
Rest easy Simba !! https://t.co/Ecszr7e4tU
— DeVier Posey (@DPo8) April 9, 2022
Wow man.. RIP Dwayne🙏🏽.
— Denzel Ward (@denzelward) April 9, 2022
Haskins played for Ohio State from 2016-2018. He got into eight games in 2017 off of the bench and started all 14 games for the Buckeyes in 2018, going 13-1.
His final game for the Buckeyes was a 28-23 win in the Rose Bowl over Washington. Haskins won MVP honors in that game. That Rose Bowl effort — as well as the childhood declaration that he’d play at Ohio State — was also remembered on Saturday.
— Autumn 11 (@Autumn_Eleven) April 9, 2022
Following his time at Ohio State, Haskins was drafted by the Washington Commanders in 2019. He remained in Washington for two years and signed with Pittsburgh in 2021. Haskins was in Florida working out with his Steelers teammates at the time of his passing.