Late NFL Star Dwayne Haskins Once Showed Ultimate Respect to Mike Tyson With a ‘Serious’ Question

Published 04/10/2022, 8:38 AM EDT

Under unprecedented circumstances, the life of the 24-year-old NFL quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. came to a tragic halt. Drafted in the year 2019, Haskins represented two distinct franchises, Washington Redskins, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Although a full-fledged footballer from start to finish, Haskins enjoyed a wide variety of contact/combat sports. Boxing was one of them. And back in 2020, here’s how he paid homage to the legendary boxer, the Kid Dynamite, Mike Tyson.


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In a tweet, he asked a somewhat rhetorical question to his fans and followers on Twitter. “Serious question, who would want to fight Mike Tyson?” This was around the time when the former world champion announced a comeback after 15 long years of absence from the game.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 22: Mike Tyson attends the Citi Taste Of Tennis on August 22, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for AYS Sports Marketing)

Certainly, as Haskins had implied back then, who would ever dare fight ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson? At the age of only 20, the Kid Dynamite was a world champion!

Dwayne Haskins and the untimely demise of a promising football player

On April 9, Dwayne Haskins Jr. passed away. He was playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a former Ohio State superstar who held a record of  5,396 passing yards and 54 touchdowns while in college.

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Prior to becoming an official Steeler, he had appeared in two consecutive seasons for the Washington Redskins.

Nov 26, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins (7) warms before the game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Football Team at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

While Haskins played for the Redskins, he displayed the stats of 2’804 passing yards and 12 touchdowns. However, because of inconsistency, Haskins was released by the Redskins and he went on to sign with the Steelers.


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The beginning and the end of a star

In 2021, Dwayne Haskins started fresh for a new team. Unfortunately, he never got to appear for a live game. Fans could never see him on the field wearing a Steelers jersey.


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What do you think about Dwayne Haskins’ serious question regarding Mike Tyson and his NFL career? Let us know in the comments below.



Samrat Sardar

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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports and is currently a final year undergraduate student of English literature. A passionate content creator, he has been writing since his high school days, and possesses work experience as a commercial writer for companies such as WordsKraft among others. Samrat believes he fell in love with boxing the day he watched Vasiliy Lomachenko share the ring with Guillermo Rigondeaux.