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Teammates, coaches, friends react to Dwayne Haskins' death

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On Saturday, tragic news struck the NFL as former Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins was killed when he got hit by a vehicle in Florida. The 24-year-old was training with some Pittsburgh Steelers teammates helping prepare for the upcoming 2022 season. 

"Dwayne was a young man of great intellect who cared deeply about his loved ones & the world," Washington Commanders team president Jason Wright wrote in a tweet

"Praying for his wife, parents & all who knew him as we grieve the loss of the man & the impact he was poised to have on society with his unique gifts. May grace cover the sting of death."

Wright is one of many people who reacted to the news of Haskins' death. So did his college coach, Urban Meyer, and Commanders coach Ron Rivera.

In addition, players from around the NFL took to Twitter to mourn, sending their condolences to the Haskins family.

None was more heartfelt than Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin, who was Haskins' college teammate at Ohio State for three years and two more in the NFL with Washington. Both were selected by the team in the 2019 draft - Haskins with the No. 15 pick and McLaurin in the third round.