The parents of late Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Dwayne Haskins are establishing a scholarship fund in his honor, Haskins’ father told Pittsburgh Sports Now contributor Brandy Simms on Tuesday.
Haskins would have celebrated his 25th birthday on Tuesday, and his family used his birthday to make the the announcement.
“The Haskins Family Foundation will be establishing a scholarship fund in honor of Dwayne Jr.’s impact and legacy,” the statement read.
Donations can be made through the foundation’s website, www.haskinsfamilyfoundation.com. The family also called for a moment of silence in remembrance of Haskins at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Haskins was killed on April 9 while he was attempting to cross a South Florida Interstate. The 24-year-old was a first-round pick of the Washington Redskins in 2019, spending two seasons in Washington and the 2021 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Steelers and his widow Kalabrya Haskins held a memorial service in Pittsburgh last month to honor Haskins, with Steelers president Art Rooney II, general manager Kevin Colbert, head coach Mike Tomlin, and most of Haskins’ Steelers teammates in attendance.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also led those in attendance for a moment of silence in Haskins’ honor at the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas last week.