Prior to Monday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell was warming up in attire that paid tribute to a former teammate, Dwayne Haskins, the former Steelers quarterback who was tragically killed in a dump truck accident in April.
In pregame warmups on Monday, Campbell honored his late college teammate by wearing a hoodie with Haskins’ face on it.
Parris Campbell paying tribute to his college teammate Dwayne Haskins 🙏
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Haskins’ passing rocked both the NFL and college football world. Campbell spoke about Haskins to Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star in November.
“Dwayne has had a huge role in my life,” said Campbell. “It was the bond we had, the brotherhood we had, how we grew together that entire season, how I’d seen him grow from some freshman on campus to one of the greatest to play quarterback at Ohio State. It just grew much deeper than football. He was more than a friend. He was truly like a brother to me.”
While Parris Campbell came to Indianapolis with a ton of hype, he has struggled to stay healthy during his four-year tenure with the Colts.
That has changed this season, and he is undoubtedly having the best year of his career with the organization in the 2022-23 season.
He is clearly playing with a heavy heart considering the passing of Haskins, but thankfully that has not stopped him from making a real impact on this Colts team.
Campbell will look to continue his success this year in what looks like a pivotal matchup on Monday against the Steelers.