Future Watch: Dwayne Haskins Rookie Football Cards, Redskins – Dwayne Haskins was drafted by the Washington Redskins with the 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. He grew up in Maryland and attended Bullis High School. It was there the quarterback threw for 5,308 yards and 54 touchdowns. That got him on the map and the attention of Ohio State University.
The 6-3, 231-pound quarterback is a force of nature but in 2016 he had to cool his jets on the bench to learn as a redshirted Freshman.
In 2017, he was the backup and played in eight games. He made the most of his playing time throwing 57 times and connecting on 40 of them for a terrific 70.2%, four touchdowns and one interception. He ran for 86 yards averaging 3.6 per carry as well.
His Sophomore season was special. His record was 13-1 in 14 games. He threw for 4,831 yards and had a special 70% completion percentage. His 50 touchdowns to eight interceptions was spectacular. He set school records in passing yards, touchdowns, total offense and most yards in a game (477).
In the Big Ten Championship game, he threw for 499 yards and five touchdowns. He was a semi-finalist for the Maxwell Award and a top three finisher for the Heisman Trophy. He was the Big Ten Player of the Year and was named to the All-Big Ten team. He was the Rose Bowl MVP as well. After that, he was ready for the draft.
Here’s a look at him in action:
The great Joe Theismann was the last Redskins Quarterback to wear #7 but he granted Haskins permission to do so as the ultimate sign of respect. The number was out of circulation but not officially retired. He’s a must-have for all collections.
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|*2018||Ohio State||Big Ten||SO||QB||14||373||533||70.0||4831||9.1||10.3||50||8||174.1|
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