Sex, Lives and Football (Players): Dwayne “NOT the Rock” Haskins
By Joanne Kong
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson just kinda rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? And it should, since he’s basically everywhere nowadays. Of course, the most recent thing that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has done in football is the movie “The Game Plan” from 2007:
Which by the way was a horrible movie. In fact, one reviewer on Rotten Tomatoes says that its “A barf-inducer. A hurl-promoter. A projectile-vomit-stimulator.” I’m not totally certain how bad that is, but barfing, hurling and projectile vomiting are generally on my top 10 things to avoid, so I’m going to say it isn’t good. And yes, I know he also does “Ballers” on HBO, and yes I definitely enjoyed that episode where Dwayne Johnson was singing “Shake It Off” driving around town, I mean who doesn’t, but he was a sports rep in that show, not a player. But I digress.
Although that Dwayne made his name (thankfully) doing movies about stealing things in race cars while breaking the laws of physics, perhaps there’s another Dwayne out there who could be a household name based on what he does on the field — Dwayne Hoskins.
But before we get to that, let’s talk about what every NFL fan is talking about right now, the NFL Combine.
Can the NFL Combine really tell scouts more than what they already know or don’t know about a player? Every year, the NFL Combine offers a select number of young athletes an opportunity to prove or disprove any preconceived notions NFL teams might have to ‘up’ their stock for the draft. A showcase of talent, agility, speed and skill, teams hope to find their next shining star.
Quarterbacks, being a necessity for any team’s success, have become a commodity and is essential to recognize talent before anyone else does.
In 2017, Mitchell Trubisky was drafted by the Chicago Bears (round 1, pick 2); Patrick Mahomes II was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs (round 1, pick 10); Deshaun Watson was drafted by the Houston Texans (round 1, pick 12). All three teams made the 2018 NFL post-season.
The 2018 NFL draft had one of the most quarterbacks drafted in the first round. Hope. Hope. Hope. Seems to be the sentiment for every team. Baker Mayfield was drafted by the Cleveland Browns (round 1, pick 1); Sam Darnold was drafted by the New York Jets (round 1, pick 3); Josh Allen was drafted by the Buffalo Bills (round 1, pick 7); Josh Rosen was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals (round 1, pick 10); Lamar Jackson was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens (round 1, pick 32). All five quarterbacks eventually started in their rookie season, although only one of them brought their team to the post-season.
In 2019, there are three sought after top prospects, Kyle Murray (Oklahoma), Dwayne Haskins (Ohio State) and Drew Lock (Missouri).
Several teams are looking to revamp their quarterback position, including the New York Giants. And, this is the man that has caught their eye. With the sixth pick in the 2019 NFL draft, and no teams in need of a quarterback, the Giants have a good chance in snatching this prospect and Haskins himself would be delighted if that happened since he’s a long time Giants fan.
First, Let’s look at some basic information:
Name: Dwayne Haskins Jr.
Age: 21 (May 3, 1997)
Hometown: Highland Park, New Jersey
College: Ohio State
Height: 6’ 3”
Weight: 231 pounds
Arm Length: 33 & ½ inches
Hands: 9 & 5/8th inches
- His Family (and What they Want You to Know About Dwayne Haskins).
His dad, Dwayne Haskins, Sr., has apparently been in the transportation and service industry for over 13 years. He was a former Amtrak employee with On-Board Services and former CEO/President of Soul Brothers Production Co., which specialized on ground transportation for the entertainment industry. He’s currently the owner of iRideHaskins.com (a ground transportation company) and is working on setting up Haskins and Haskins Group (a company that does entertainment, special events, branding & legacy building for Sports & Entertainment Professionals). I’m assuming his son is his first client.
His mom, Tamara Haskins, currently works for New York Life Insurance Company, and specializes in retirement planning. Check out her awesome video!
— Tamara Haskins (@THaskins_NYL) January 29, 2017
With a tight-knit family unit, it’s clear that the Haskins family shows a lot of support, appreciation and respect for one another. It’s also clear that he has a very private family, and Dwayne is no exception. He doesn’t seek the limelight, and is generally a humble person when it comes to his football prowess. Kind of refreshing to see such a normal family for an athlete nowadays!
- Dwayne’s Relationship with His Sister, Tamia.
Dwayne is very close to his sister, Tamia, who’s four years younger and attended the same high school, Bullis School. She’s an aspiring actress, and has a close and supportive relationship with her brother. Clearly, they’re best friends, making this just too sweet! And why I say sweet, I don’t mean one-spoon-of-sugar-for-your-coffee sweet, I mean full-on-cream-filled-cupcakes-dipped-in-syrup sweet.
What’s sports without controversy? Discussing the integrity of athletes is unavoidable with today’s issues over athletes concerning drugs, violence and other illegal activity. The reputation of the NFL in dealing with their players and owners involved in these situations hasn’t been much better. As recently as Feb. 1st, Baltimore Ravens running back, Alex Collins, was released after an arrest on marijuana and gun possession and his involvement in a car crash. Today’s athletes lead a high profile life and bear responsibility for their actions whether they want to or not.
So is there any controversy regarding Dwayne Haskins Jr.?
In a talk with the Bullis School Head Master, Dr. Gerald Boarman, Haskins was quoted as saying:
“Dr. Boarman, you don’t ever have to worry about me doing anything like that. My parents would kill me, and it’d kill me if they were disappointed in me.”
And true to his words, Haskins is a hard worker, keeping his focus where it needs to be. We haven’t been able to find ANY controversy regarding Haskins. On the one hand, sigh…on the other, way to go Dwayne!
- Really…How Good is Dwayne Haskins?
Born in New Jersey, the Haskins family moved to Maryland after Dwayne Haskins Jr. finished ninth grade. Originally committing to the University of Maryland, he ultimately decided to go to Ohio State, which was a dream of his from when he was 11 and attended the Ohio State University Training Program in 2008.
Finishing his Sophomore year at Ohio State, Haskins has commented that, in terms of course credits: “I’m pretty close to graduating.” That, and his desire to achieve at the next level, are at least part of the reason why he decided to enter the 2019 NFL Draft as a Sophomore.
Haskins Jr. finished the season with 4,831 passing yards 50 touchdowns, 8 interceptions, setting single-season records for Ohio State and the Big Ten.
Of course, there is some speculation regarding whether he had enough time to cultivate his talent with only one year of college experience, but we’ve seen success with that much experience in the past, most recently with Mitchell Trubisky and Cam Newton. Of course, there are also examples of those who didn’t do so well with that much experience, like Brock “I’m Going to Stink on Every Team Roster in the NFL” Osweiler and Mark ” Butt Fumble” Sanchez.
And in case you missed it, he ran a 5.04 second 40-yard dash that was a little on the slow side, but he was spot on during passing drills.
- Dwayne’s Girlfriend
Sorry ladies, Dwayne Haskins has been in a committed two-year relation with Savhana Arai Cousin. Although not much is known about her, we know that she is very supportive to Haskins (at least based on her social media), as he is to her.
Cousin played basketball in high school, although currently does not play in college.
In 2014, Cousin was in a terrible car accident, sharing that she had no nerve endings in the upper left side of her face.
Want more information on Savhana Cousin? Sure, why not?
Age: 20 (July 27, 1998)
Hometown: Green Springs, Ohio
School: University of Cincinnati
Height: 5 ‘ 8”
Currently, aspiring to be an influencer, Cousin has the support of her boyfriend.
One mystery remains about the relationship, as no one seems to know how they met. Don’t worry though, I’m still looking and will keep you posted!
- Heisman Candidate.
Although Savhana Cousin doesn’t attend every game (come on, she is in college herself), she is there when it counts to support Haskins. Dwayne Haskins Jr. finished third for the Heisman Trophy, behind Oklahoma QB Kyle Murray and Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa in 2018. Even though Haskins’ didn’t win, we can’t say that it’s not for the best. Heisman Trophy winners generally haven’t had the best luck in the NFL…but then again…they do get access to the Heisman House.
Yeah, that’s Baker Mayfield, the Cleveland Browns quarterback, and 2017 Heisman winner. Maybe, Dwayne Haskins can come visit…carrying one of these…