Burt Lauten, the team’s Senior Director of Communications, tweeted, “The #Steelers will honor their late teammate, Dwayne Haskins, by wearing a “3” sticker on their helmets throughout the year.”
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) September 9, 2022
Haskins passed away last April when he was struck by a dump truck after attempting to cross Interstate 595 near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
He reportedly attempted to cross to get gasoline for his vehicle.
Haskins Gone Too Soon
Haskins suited up for the Steelers last year but did not play a single snap.
He was also inactive in all but one game throughout the season.
This offseason, Haskins signed a one-year restricted free-agent tender with Pittsburgh.
Before joining the Steelers, the former Ohio State standout was selected by the then-Washington Redskins in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Washington hoped he would do wonders, especially after finishing with 4,831 yards and 50 touchdowns in his final season with the Buckeyes.
However, he never lived up to the hype in his two seasons with Washington.
In his rookie season, Haskins finished with 1,365 yards, seven touchdowns, and seven interceptions in nine games.
He followed that up with 1,439 yards, five touchdowns, and seven picks in 2021.
While inconsistency and controversies marred his brief NFL career, the Steelers would like to honor his legacy by remembering him all season long.
The Steelers will open the 2022 season against division rival Cincinnati Bengals on September 11.