COLUMBUS, OH (WXIX) - Dwayne Haskins is leaving Ohio State for the NFL.
Haskins became a star in his only season as the starting quarterback for the Buckeyes and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting. On Tuesday, he announced via Twitter that he will not return for his final two years of eligibility and will be available in the upcoming NFL Draft.
The Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year set the conference single-season records in passing yards (4,831), total offense (4,939 yards), passing touchdowns (50) and total touchdowns (54), leading Ohio State to a 13-1 record, the Big Ten title and a Rose Bowl win in Urban Meyer’s final season with the Buckeyes.
Haskins is expected to be a first round pick and could be the first quarterback taken in the 2019 NFL Draft.