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Dwayne Haskins Selected 15th Overall By Washington Redskins | 2019 NFL Draft

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Former Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins has been selected with the No. 15 overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.

Haskins is the first Buckeye quarterback selected in the first round since Art Schlichter went No. 4 overall in the 1982 NFL Draft, and the first Big Ten quarterback drafted in the first round since Penn State’s Kerry Collins went fifth overall to the New York Giants in the 1995 NFL Draft.

As a redshirt sophomore last season, Haskins set numerous Ohio State records. His 4,831 yards passing in 2018 were also a Big Ten record, as were his 373 completions, 50 touchdown passes, 4,939 yards of total offense, and 54 touchdowns responsible for.

His career pass efficiency mark of 173.98 is also the best in Big Ten history.

Haskins averaged a school-record 345.1 yards passing per game last season, and his completion percentage of 70.0% is the school’s best as well.

Several single-game records were also set in Haskins’ lone season as a starter, including his 499 yards passing in the Big Ten Championship Game, and his 49 completions and 73 attempts against Purdue.

And yet, with as many records as he set, Haskins may end up being remembered best for coming off of the bench against Michigan in 2017 and leading the Buckeyes to a come-from-behind victory.

Trailing 20-14 midway through the third quarter, starting quarterback JT Barrett had to leave the game with a knee injury. Haskins stepped in and led the Buckeyes the final 69 yards on a touchdown drive to take a 21-20 lead that they would never relinquish.

Haskins completed 6-of-7 passes for 94 yards in the game, and also rushed for 24 yards on three carries.

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Dwayne Haskins at check-in day as a true freshman in 2016

Dwayne Haskins Bio:

Ohio State Overview: Dwayne Haskins elected to enter the 2019 NFL Draft after an electric, exciting and enforcer-mode 2018 season with the Buckeyes that saw him become a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, win the Chicago Tribune Silver Football award as the best player in the Big Ten, and earn the Big Ten’s Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year and Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year awards … a third-team Associated Press All-American, Haskins entered the 2018 season with just 171 plays on offense from his red-shirt freshman campaign in 2017, but included was an impressive 30 plays in the 31-20 victory over Michigan that season where he led the team to 217 yards of offense and 17 consecutive points and a come-from-behind victory … from the first game of the 2018 season to the very end, Haskins left no doubt that he is one of the great quarterbacks in Big Ten Conference history and, very probably, the greatest throwing quarterback in Ohio State 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) … Haskins also set a Big Ten record for most offensive player of the week awards with six … in those six games, he threw for the most yards (313) and TDs (five) in a first-start for any Ohio State quarterback (vs. Oregon State); he completed 21 of 24 passes for 304 yards and five TDs vs. Tulane; he led Ohio State on two touchdown drives inside of 8 minutes to play in the come-from-behind, 27-26, win at No. 9 Penn State; he threw for 455 yards and six TDs vs. Indiana; he threw for 405 yards and accounted for six touchdowns – three in the fourth quarter with each one tying the game – in the OT win at Maryland; and he threw for 396 yards and six touchdowns against No. 4 Michigan’s No. 1 ranked defense … one week following the Michigan win he threw for 499 yards and five touchdowns to earn game MVP honors in the Big Ten championship game win over No. 21 Northwestern … his three touchdown passes vs. No. 9 Washington in the Rose Bowl gave him 50 for the season and enabled him to become only the sixth FBS player to throw 50 TDs in a season … against top 25 opponents in 2018, Haskins threw 20 TD passes against just two interceptions … he was the first Big Ten quarterback ever to have three, and then four, five-or-more TD pass games in one season … in just 22 games and only 14 starts for his career, Haskins climbed to ninth in Ohio State history with 5,396 passing yards and to fourth with 54 touchdown passes … Haskins red-shirted the 2016 season at Ohio State and then played in eight games in 2017 … J.T. Barrett, who set 39 Ohio State and/or Big Ten records, was the starter in each of Haskins’ first two seasons … Haskins was a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete majoring in journalism and he was a two-time Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree.

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)