Dwayne Haskins Jr. (born May 3, 1997) is an American football quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Ohio State University, and was drafted by the Redskins in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Haskins with the Washington Redskins in 2019
|No. 7 – Washington Redskins|
|Born:||May 3, 1997|
Highland Park, New Jersey
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||231 lb (105 kg)|
|High school:||Bullis School (Potomac, MD)|
|NFL Draft:||2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2019|
|Player stats at PFR|
In his lone starting season as a sophomore at Ohio State in 2018, he threw 50 touchdowns with only 8 interceptions, making him one of the few quarterbacks to ever pass for 50 or more in a single NCAA season. For that, he won numerous Big Ten player awards and finished as a Maxwell Award and Heisman Trophy finalist, while also being voted MVP of the 2018 Big Ten Football Championship Game and 2019 Rose Bowl.
Haskins was born on May 3, 1997, and raised in Highland Park, New Jersey, moving to Potomac, Maryland when he was in the ninth grade where he played football at the Bullis School from 2013–2016. During his career there, he passed for 5,308 yards and 54 touchdowns. He originally committed to the University of Maryland over Rutgers University to play college football, but later decided to attend Ohio State after Maryland football coach Randy Edsall was fired mid-season.
Haskins redshirted his first year at Ohio State in 2016. The following year, he was the backup to J.T. Barrett. He finished the season completing 40 of 57 passes for 565 yards and four touchdowns. Haskins then went on to have a record-setting campaign in his sophomore season in 2018, which was his lone starting season at the school. He claimed the single season passing and touchdown records for Ohio State and the Big Ten by eclipsing the 4,000-passing yards mark and throwing 50 touchdowns, making him just one of six NCAA quarterbacks to ever achieve the latter in a single season.
Additionally, he claimed school records in total offense in a season (4,900+ yards), total offensive yards in a game (477) and total passing yards in a game (470). In all 12 of his starts, he threw for more than 225 passing yards, including eight games of more than 300 yards, and four games of more than 400. He threw for 499 yards and five touchdowns in the 2018 Big Ten Football Championship Game, while throwing three touchdowns in the 2019 Rose Bowl, winning the MVP award in both games for his performance.
His performance also earned him first team All–Big Ten honors, as well as six Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week awards, the Graham–George Offensive Player of the Year, the Griese–Brees Quarterback of the Year, the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, and the Male Ohio State Athlete of the Year awards. He was also named as a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting. In January 2019, Haskins announced that we would forgo his remaining two years of college football and enter the 2019 NFL Draft. As a student, he majored in journalism.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 3 3⁄8 in
|33 1⁄2 in
|9 5⁄8 in
|5.04 s||1.75 s||2.90 s||28 1⁄2 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
Haskins was drafted in the first round, 15th overall, of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. Despite his high school and college jersey number of 7 being unofficially retired by the Redskins in honor of quarterback Joe Theismann, whose career ended with a leg injury in 1985, Haskins requested and was granted permission from him to wear it. Haskins signed his four-year rookie contract on May 9, 2019.
He saw his first action with the team in a Week 4 game against the New York Giants in relief of Case Keenum, who was benched for poor performance. In the game, Haskins also struggled, throwing for 107 yards and three interceptions, including a pick six, as the Redskins lost 24–3. During a Thursday Night Football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 8, Haskins played after Keenum left the game due to a concussion, finishing with 33 passing yards and an interception as the Redskins lost 9–19. The following week, Haskins made his first career start in Week 9 against the Buffalo Bills, finishing with 144 passing yards as the Redskins lost 9–24. In Week 11 against the New York Jets, Haskins threw for 214 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the 34–17 loss.
During Week 12 against the Detroit Lions, Haskins finished with 156 passing yards, 28 rushing yards, and an interception as the Redskins won 19–16, giving Haskins his first career win as an NFL starter. In a Week 15 loss against the Philadelphia Eagles, Haskins threw for 261 yards and 2 touchdowns, including a 75-yard touchdown to Terry McLaurin. For his efforts, he was named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week, his first professional honor. In Week 16 against the Giants, Haskins threw for 133 yards and two touchdowns before being carted off the field due to an ankle injury he suffered on the first play of the third quarter. Haskins would later sit out the Week 17 regular season finale.
A New Jersey native, Haskins grew up a New York Giants fan. Haskins goes by the nickname of Simba, which was taken from the protagonist of the 1994 film The Lion King. He adopted it as a child due to him having an afro at the time that reminded his mother of a lion's mane. He uses the nickname and the film's coming-of-age story as motivation, and incorporates it into his personal clothing brand, Kingdom of Pride. His mentor during high school and college was NFL wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, whom he met through Mohamed Jabbie, one of his best friends and Sanu's nephew.
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