Terry McLaurin on Dwayne Haskins: ‘He made me a better man and a better friend’

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Washington Commanders wide receiver Terry McLaurin first met Dwayne Haskins in 2016 when Haskins was a true freshman quarterback at Ohio State. At the time, McLaurin was entering his third season with the Buckeyes. The pair formed a fast friendship.

On Saturday, McLaurin spoke at his friend’s celebration of life held in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. Haskins was tragically killed on April 9 when he was struck by a truck in South Florida.

McLaurin on Haskins: “He made me a better man and a better friend.”

In addition to being teammates for three seasons at Ohio State, Haskins and McLaurin were picked by the then-Washington Redskins in the 2019 NFL draft. Haskins went No. 15 overall, and McLaurin went No. 76 overall.

The two would remain teammates for two seasons in Washington.

McLaurin wasn’t Haskins’ only former Washington teammate to speak at his service. Wide receiver Steven Sims Jr., who also came to Washington in 2019 as an undrafted free agent from Kansas, offered the following words about his friend.

Sims reunited with Haskins in Pittsburgh last September.

Haskins’ parents and sister also spoke at his celebration of life service. The family is holding another celebration of life Sunday at his high school, The Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland.