Dwayne Haskins was born on May 3rd 1997, in Highland Park, New Jersey.
He played college football with Ohio State and although he only had one full season as a starting quarterback, he took many records out that year following a backup role in 2017.
In 2018, he gained 4,831 passing yards (4,939 in total – also a school record) and threw for 50 touchdowns – both of which were records for the Buckeyes and he was one of only six quarterbacks to ever throw 50 or more touchdowns in a single season in the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association).
Added to this, he holds records for total offensive yards scored in a single game – 477, and total offensive passing yards in a single game – 470.
He was also awarded the MVP in the 2019 Rose Bowl game, where he helped Ohio defeat the Washington Huskies 28-23
Haskins decided not to complete his final two years of college, deciding instead to enter the 2019 NFL Draft. He was picked up by Washington as the 15th overall pick. He requested to use the retired number 7 jersey that Joe Theismann had worn with distinction for Washington and Joe graciously granted Haskins permission.
Haskins shared game time with Case Keenum in his only year in the pro game to date and although he didn’t set the world on fire with his performances in a weak Washington offence, there is a hope that he will become a franchise quarterback for the DC team. He showed glimpses of his pedigree in 2019, including game week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles. Despite losing the game, Haskins put in a good performance, throwing for 261 yards and 2 touchdowns. One of these was a 75-yard pass to Terry McLaurin and this performance earned him the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week.
He followed this with 2 more touchdowns against the New York Giants in Week 16, throwing for 133 yards. Unfortunately, early in the third quarter, Haskins was carted off with an ankle injury that effectively ended his first pro season.
Going into the 2020 season, Haskins has trimmed 7% of his total body fat and should be in great shape to improve on his rookies season figures.
Below you can watch Haskins highlights from Game Week 12, where he delivered his first win as starting quarterback for Washington.