PITTSBURGH — The Steelers will honor Dwayne Haskins, their late teammate, with a #3 sticker on the back of their helmets throughout the 2022 season.
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) September 9, 2022
Haskins died in April when he was hit by a dump truck on Interstate 595 in Florida. A toxicology report determined that Haskins was legally intoxicated at the time of his death.
“I am devastated and speechless at the unfortunate death of Dwayne Haskins,” Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said in an April statement. “Once he arrived in Pittsburgh, he quickly became part of our Steelers family and was one of our hardest workers, both on the field and in our community. Dwayne was a great teammate but even more of a great friend to so many. I really am heartbroken.”
Haskins, a 2019 first-round pick from Washington, spent the 2021 season at Pittsburgh as a third-string quarterback behind Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph. The Steelers re-signed Haskins to a one-year contract in March and he was expected to fight for the starting job following Roethlisberger’s retirement.
Before his death, Haskins spent time with his teammates in Florida at the home of fellow quarterback Mitch Trubisky for a weekend of socializing and training.
“I shared your final moments with you and can’t help but think about how selfless you were in those moments,” wide receiver Chase Claypool tweeted at the time. “You just cared about making sure everyone around you was okay and I can’t thank you enough for that. You are what I want to be.”
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34555434/pittsburgh-steelers-add-no-3-sticker-helmet-honor-qb-dwayne-haskins Pittsburgh Steelers add No. 3 sticker to helmet to honor QB Dwayne Haskins