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NFL Quarterback Misses Final Play to Take Selfie

Dwayne Haskins was AWOL during last snap
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2019 4:08 AM CST
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Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins warms up prior to an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, in Landover, Md.   (AP Photo/Mark Tenally)
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(Newser) – Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins celebrated his first victory as a starter Sunday by taking a selfie with a fan. One problem: The game wasn't over yet. With two seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Redskins had to bring backup quarterback Case Keenum onto the field to take the last snap in their 19-16 win over the Detroit Lions, ESPN reports. "I was so hype, I broke a water bottle," Haskins said, per NFL.com. "I look up and we're in victory. I thought the game was over with already, but I'll get it next time." Interim coach Bill Callahan says coaches had been looking for Haskins. "I don't laugh at it," Callahan says. "I'm happy we won. We'll address that. I'm just pleased we won the game."

Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann—who gave Haskins permission to wear the No. 7 that had not been worn since he retired in 1985—was not impressed. "How do miss the last snap of a game because ur taking selfies," Theismann tweeted. "That's unprofessional & wrong." The man who was in the selfie with Haskins says he accepts responsibility for distracting the quarterback. "It feels really special because it's my first NFL game and it's this guy's first NFL home win," Jaime López-Verduzco tells CNN. "At the end of the day, it's a picture of a new player in the league and the new fan of the league." (Read more Washington Redskins stories.)

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