Ohio State paid tribute to Dwayne Haskins at spring game
(Photo via Albert Breer on Twitter)
One week following his tragic death, Dwayne Haskins was honored by his alma mater on Saturday at Ohio State's spring football game in Columbus. In the early morning of April 9, Haskins was struck by a dump truck while he was walking on Interstate 595 in South Florida. Haskins was 24 years old. According to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Haskins was headed to the Fort Lauderdale airport to return to Pittsburgh when the accident occurred.
Ohio State held a moment of silence before kickoff to remember Haskins. The players also wore 'DH' decals on their helmets and the coaches had 'DH' pins. Haskins' initials were also painted on the turf near the 5-yard line at the southeast end of Ohio Stadium.
A tribute video for Haskins was played at halftime before Ohio State head coach Ryan Day huddled the team for an on-field prayer. Ohio State fifth-year senior wide receiver Kamryn Babb lead the Buckeyes in the prayer.
Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud honored Haskins by having his name on the back of his jersey. Stroud also pointed to the back of his jersey after scoring a touchdown to honor Haskins.
Day said Stroud’s decision to wear the “Haskins Jr.” nameplate was something he “thought long and hard” about. “I know Dwayne meant a ton for C.J."