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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.

Dwayne Haskins
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Haskins with the Washington Redskins in 2019
No. 7 – Washington Redskins
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1997-05-03) May 3, 1997 (age 22)
Highland Park, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:Bullis School (Potomac, MD)
College:Ohio State
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Passing attempts:0
Passing completions:0
TDINT:0–0
Passing yards:0
Player stats at NFL.com
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.

Early yearsEdit

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.[1][2][3] During his career there, he passed for 5,308 yards and 54 touchdowns.[4] 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.[5][6][7]

College careerEdit

 
Haskins with Ohio State in 2018

Haskins redshirted his first year at Ohio State in 2016. The following year, he was the backup to J.T. Barrett.[8][9] He finished the season completing 40 of 57 passes for 565 yards and four touchdowns.[10] 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.[11][12] 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.[13][14]

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.[15][16][17] He was also named as a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting.[18][19] 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.[20]

StatisticsEdit

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Ohio State Buckeyes
Season Games Record Passing Rushing
G GS Comp Att Pct Yards TD Int Rate Att Yards Avg TD
2016   Redshirted
2017 8 0 0–0 40 57 70.2 565 4 1 173.1 24 86 3.6 0
2018 14 14 13–1 373 533 70.0 4,831 50 8 175.8 85 108 1.3 4
Career 22 14 13–1 413 590 70.1 5,396 54 9 109 194 1.8 4

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 3 38 in
(1.91 m)
231 lb
(105 kg)
33 12 in
(0.85 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
5.04 s 1.75 s 2.90 s 28 12 in
(0.72 m)
25
All values from NFL Combine[21][22]

Haskins was drafted in the first round, 15th overall, of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.[23] 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.[24] Haskins signed his four-year rookie contract on May 9, 2019.[25]

Personal lifeEdit

A New Jersey native, Haskins grew up a New York Giants fan.[26] 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. Haskins uses the nickname and the film's coming-of-age story as motivation, and incorporates it into his personal clothing brand, Kingdom of Pride.[27] Haskins mentor during high school and college was NFL wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, who he met through Mohamed Jabbie, one of his best friends and Sanu's nephew.[26]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Greenstein, Teddy. "Heisman Trophy finalist Dwayne Haskins was destined to select Ohio State. Next up: Become the next Peyton Manning". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "Dwayne Haskins Jr., one of the top quarterbacks in the country, recaps recent Rutgers visit".
  3. ^ "Dwayne Haskins Jr., Maryland QB and pupil of Mohamed Sanu, earns Rutgers offer; Knights in top 4".
  4. ^ "OSU's Haskins ready if need be - News, Sports, Jobs - The Times Leader". www.timesleaderonline.com.
  5. ^ "Dwayne Haskins is 'Jersey-born' but picks Maryland over Rutgers".
  6. ^ "Bullis QB Dwayne Haskins, Jr. makes it official with Ohio State football on National Signing Day". Washington Post.
  7. ^ VanHaaren, Tom. "Dwayne Haskins, Keandre Jones commit to Ohio State". ESPN. Retrieved May 28, 2019.
  8. ^ "Ohio State's QB Haskins steps out of J.T. Barrett's shadow".
  9. ^ Rabinowitz, Bill. "Ohio State football - Redshirt freshman QB Dwayne Haskins has Buckeye fans excited for future".
  10. ^ "What we know about Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins from his 2017 passing chart: Buckeyes football analysis".
  11. ^ "Welcome to the Dwayne Haskins show: What it means for Ohio State".
  12. ^ May, Tim. "Ohio State football - Joe Burrow's departure puts Dwayne Haskins Jr. in position to start at quarterback".
  13. ^ Dajani, Jordan. "Dwayne Haskins left Ohio State with a bang". 247sports.com. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  14. ^ Rang, Rob. "Buckeyes' Dwayne Haskins wins Rose Bowl MVP, stakes claim as draft's top QB". footballmaven.io. NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  15. ^ "Big Ten Announces Football All-Conference Teams for Offense". BigTen.org. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  16. ^ Greenstein, Teddy. "Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins wins 2018 Chicago Tribune Silver Football". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  17. ^ Harrison, Phil. "Dwayne Haskins, Sade Olatoye named Ohio State Athletes of the Year". Buckeyes Wire. USA Today. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  18. ^ Murphy, Patrick. "Dwayne Haskins named semifinalist for the Maxwell Award". BuckNuts. 247sports.com. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  19. ^ Crosher, Wyatt. "Football: Dwayne Haskins finishes third in Heisman Trophy race". The Latern. Retrieved May 19, 2019.
  20. ^ Greenstein, Teddy. "Heisman Trophy finalist Dwayne Haskins was destined to select Ohio State. Next up: Become the next Peyton Manning". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 12, 2019.
  21. ^ "NFL Draft Prospect Profile – Dwayne Haskins". nfl.com. May 15, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  22. ^ "Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins : 2019 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  23. ^ Stackpole, Kyle. "Redskins Select Quarterback Dwayne Haskins". Washington Redskins. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  24. ^ Shapiro, Michael. "Former Redskins QB Joe Theismann Gives Dwayne Haskins Permission to Wear No. 7". SI.com. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  25. ^ Stackpole, Kyle (May 9, 2019). "Redskins Sign Eight Members of 2019 Draft Class". Redskins.com. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  26. ^ a b Dunleavy, Ryan. "NFL Combine: Giants draft target Dwayne Haskins credits Rutgers' Mohamed Sanu for giving him 'all the tools' to be a pro". NJ.com. Retrieved September 4, 2019.
  27. ^ Donaldson, Julie. "Dwayne Haskins sees parallels between himself, Lion King's Simba". NBCSports.com. Retrieved August 4, 2019.

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