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Steelers to Memorialize Dwayne Haskins with Helmet Sticker

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The Pittsburgh Steelers will honor late quarterback Dwayne Haskins by wearing a helmet sticker with his uniform number throughout the 2022 season, a team spokesperson announced on Friday.

The sticker will be a gold circle with a white numeral three outline in black, and be worn on the left rear of the Steelers’ helmets, to the left of each players’ uniform number.

Haskins died at the age of 24 on April 9, when he was struck by a car attempting to cross a Florida interstate on foot. He had been in Florida training with several teammates at the residence of fellow quarterback Mitch Trubisky, getting ready to start the team’s offseason conditioning program. Most of the team attended a memorial service for Haskins in Pittsburgh on April 22, just before the start of OTAs.

“It’s heartbreaking,” Trubisky said. “I think about him every day. I only knew him for a short time but he definitely left an impact in my life in the short time I knew him. I think about him when I wake up, step on the field, all those things. He’s in our hearts. All we can do is honor him every day with how we live our lives.” 

Haskins was the first active Steelers player to die since rookie offensive lineman Randy Frisch was killed in a car accident traveling to training camp in 1977.

Haskins joined the Steelers in January 2021 after a two-year stint with Washington, who selected him in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Ohio State.

Haskins quickly earned a starting role in Washington, but struggled to maintain it, and was benched in 2020 amid concerns about his maturity and off-the-field dedication to his craft.

With the Steelers, he was hoping to revitalize his career, and was very quickly welcomed into the locker room.

“There’s been a lot that’s been said about how great of a guy he was to go to work with, because he really was,” fellow backup Mason Rudolph said. “Every time he came into the quarterback room, he had a smile on his face. He kept it light and he was a good teammate. Quarterbacks and competing against each other, that can sometimes be awkward as you guys know. He was a good teammate to me and to everybody.”

The Steelers will debut their tribute to Haskins in their season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 11.

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