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Steelers Say Goodbye to QB Dwayne Haskins at Memorial Service

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PITTSBURGH —  The Steelers said their goodbyes to quarterback Dwayne Haskins on Friday in a memorial service at Allegheny Center of Alliance Church on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

Steelers president Art Rooney II, general manager Kevin Colbert, head coach Mike Tomlin and dozens of executives, coaches and players were among the well-wishers for the service, hosted by widow Kalabrya Haskins.

After a period of time for public viewing, the service began inside the church, where Kalabrya Haskins, Tomlin, teammate Steven Sims, agent Cedric Saunders and friends Mohamed Jabbie and Mykel Traylor-Bennett spoke.

Sims was with Haskins both during his time in Pittsburgh in 2021 and with Washington from 2019-20. Traylor-Bennett played in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders. Jabbie, who grew up new Haskins in New Jersey, played for Albany last season.

That was followed by an outdoor ceremony, after pallbearers Jabbie, Stanford Becton, Traylor-Bennett, Grant Gondrezick II, Eric Hegamin and Davaris Turner carried Haskins’ black and gold coffin out of the church and to the front steps.

There, attendees were given yellow roses, music was played, three white doves were released, and Kalabrya Haskins, friends, teammates and well-wishers said their goodbyes. The ceremony was open to the public, but Haskins’ friends and teammates, including Ohio State coaches Urban Meyer and Ryan Day, made up the bulk of the congregation.

There will also be ceremonies in Dwayne Haskins’ native New Jersey on Saturday and at on Sunday at The Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland, where he attended high school. Those services were arranged by Haskins’ parents, who did not attend the ceremony in Pittsburgh.

Haskins was killed on the morning of April 9 when he was hit by a dump truck while attempting to cross a South Florida Interstate highway. Audio of a 911 call released this week suggested Haskins had run out of gas. The full inquiry into Haskins’ death could take months to be released.

Haskins is the first active Steelers player to die since rookie lineman Randy Frisch was killed in an auto accident in 1977.

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