Dwayne Haskins was remembered as the Ohio State soccer team took the field for their spring game on Saturday.
The 24-year-old former Buckeyes quarterback and NFL first-round pick was killed on April 9 when he was hit by a dump truck on a South Florida highway.
Ohio State held a minute’s silence for Haskins before the game at Ohio Stadium, with players and coaches also wearing “DH” decals or pins, according to ESPN. His initials were also written on the field, and current quarterback CJ Stroud wore a #7 Haskins jersey.
Fans also erected a memorial to Haskins outside the stadium and a tribute video that was shown at half-time before head coach Ryan Day gathered the players on the field for prayer.
“We’re going to do a few things to pay tribute to Dwayne,” Day said Thursday. “It’s going to be nice to have the Buckeye Nation together for this event on Saturday to celebrate our team and the hard work we put in this spring but also to bring everyone together to honor Dwayne and I think , that’s appropriate.
“There will be a lot of excitement but also some moments during the day that will be deep thoughts based on our memories of Dwayne playing at that stadium.”
Haskins set Big Ten and school records with 4,831 passing yards and 50 touchdowns during Ohio State’s 13-1 season in 2018. He also received the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year honors that season and was a Heisman Trophy finalist. He was drafted 15th overall by Washington in 2019 before spending his final season with the Steelers.
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