Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks memories of QB Dwayne Haskins, Part 1 (Press conference audio)

Dwayne Haskins ready to throw as OSU QB (courtesy 247 Sports)
Ryan Day OSU FTB coach Part 1 On Dwayne Haskins Memories 4 11 2022.mp3
Ryan Day (courtesy OSU Athletics)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is mourning the loss of Dwayne Haskins today after learning of his death earlier this morning in Florida, where he was in training for the upcoming NFL season. He was 24.

“The loss of Dwayne is beyond tragic and extremely difficult to process,” Ohio State head coach Ryan Day tweeted. “For those who knew him closely, he was much more than a great football player. He had a giant heart, old soul and an infectious smile. The Ohio State community and our entire football program are heartbroken.”

Haskins, a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers and in his fourth year in the National Football League after being a first-round NFL draft pick in 2019 by Washington, was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2018 after leading Ohio State to the Big Ten Conference championship and an appearance in the Rose Bowl. Ohio State defeated Washington in the Rose Bowl to cap a 12-1 campaign. 

The Rose Bowl win capped a magnificent season for Haskins. Not only was he a finalist for the Heisman Trophy that year, but he also won the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award as the best player in the Big Ten, and was named the Big Ten’s Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and its Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year.

From the first game of the 2018 season to the very end, Haskins left no doubt that he would be remembered as one of the great quarterbacks in school history. He set 28 Ohio State records in 2018 and added seven additional Big Ten Conference records, including single season passing yards (4,831), touchdown passes (50) and total offensive yards (4,939). 

Honors & Awards
2018: Heisman Trophy finalist, Chicago Tribune Silver Football award, Big Ten Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year, Big Ten Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year, third-team Associated Press All-American, Academic All-Big Ten Conference
2017: Academic All-Big Ten, OSU Scholar-Athlete
2016: OSU Scholar-Athlete

Dwayne Haskins’ Records
*Indicates Big Ten Conference record

Ohio State Career
Completion percentage – 70.0
Passing yards per game – 245.3
300-yard passing games – 9
400-yard passing games – 4
*Passing efficiency – 173.98
Total offense per game – 254.1

Ohio State Season
*Passing yards – 4,831
Pass attempts – 533
*Pass completions – 373
Completion percentage – 70.0
*Touchdown passes – 50
Passing yards per game – 345.1
200-yard passing games – 14
Consecutive games 200-yards passing – 14
300-yard passing games – 9
400-yard passing games – 4
Passing efficiency – 174.07
*Total offense – 4,939
Total offense per game – 352.8
*TDs responsible for – 54
Games gaining 200 yards of total offense – 14
Games gaining 300 yards of total offense – 9
Games gaining 400 yards of total offense – 4

Ohio State Single Game
Passing yards – 499 vs. Northwestern (12/1/2018)
Pass attempts – 73 vs. Purdue (10/20/2018)
Pass completions – 49 vs. Purdue (10/20/2018)
*Touchdown Passes – 6 vs. Indiana (10/6/2018) and Michigan (11/24/2018)
Total offense – 494 vs. Northwestern (12/1/2018)

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