Pittsburgh Steelers announce touching tribute to the late Dwayne Haskins
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - The Pittsburgh Steelers enter a new season of football wearing their hearts on their sleeves – or rather, their helmets.
Friday morning, Steelers' senior director of communications, Burt Lauten, announced via Twitter that the team will honor Dwayne Haskins throughout the 2022 season by having the late player's jersey number – 3 – applied on their helmets.
Just months before his passing, the Steelers' backup quarterback had resigned a one-year contract with the team, following his two seasons with the now-Washington Commanders.
A former Ohio State Buckeye standout, Haskins record-setting season as starter in 2018 garnered him heavy attention by the league, which helped him become a first-round NFL draft pick in 2019, while continue Ohio State's consecutive first-round pick streak, which is second only to Alabama.
The Steelers will debut their new helmets starting Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals at 1:00 PM EDT.
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