Dwayne Haskins Jr. was a high school football star at Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, long before he became a star in the NFL.
Haskins, who would have turned 25 in May, was celebrated at Bullis on Sunday night with a special service.
Hundreds of people attended the funeral, including his parents, Dwayne and Tamara Haskins, as well as his sister, Tamia Haskins.
Former Washington quarterback and executive Doug Williams, former player Shawn Springs, current players Chase Young and Jonathan Allen, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, and Maryland head coach Mike Locksley were among those in attendance.
Haskins’ legacy as a star athlete was discussed by friends, mentors, coaches, and members of the community, from his days as a top high school prospect in Montgomery County to his star college career at Ohio State and reaching the pinnacle of the sport when he was selected in the first round of the NFL draught by his hometown team, Washington.
At the time of his death, Haskins was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ roster.
Haskins’ legacy as a friend, husband, son, and brother was also discussed by the speakers. A video story about Haskins’ special relationship with his sister was shown.
Maryland governor Larry Hogan, as well as New Jersey senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez, read letters. Haskins is a native of New Jersey.
Haskins was killed by a dump truck on the road in Florida on April 9.