Tom Savage has thrown for 2,834 yards on 230-of-376 passing (61.2%) this year. Savage is trying to become just the fifth player in Pitt history to reach 3,000 passing yards in a season. He would need 166 yards against Bowling Green in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl. Over Pitt's past eight games, Tom Savage has thrown 11 touchdowns against just three interceptions. Savage's INTs during that stretch came in the final minute against Georgia Tech, off a deflected pass at Syracuse and with two minutes remaining against Miami. On the season, Savage has thrown 21 touchdowns against just nine interceptions. His TD pass total ranks third in the ACC and 29th (tied) nationally.
Transferred to Pitt prior to the 2012 season...did not play in any games under NCAA guidelines.
Transferred to Arizona prior to the 2011 season...did not play in any games under NCAA guidelines.
AT RUTGERS (2009-10)...Seized the starting quarterback job in September '09 as a true freshman and was named the Scarlet Knights' Most Valuable Offensive Player after completing 149-of-285 passes (52%) for 2,211 yards with 14 touchdowns and seven interceptions...played in 12 total games, starting 11...threw for a career-high 294 yards on 14-of-27 passing with two TDs in a 45-24 victory over UCF in the 2009 St. Petersburg Bowl...had the most passing yards and touchdowns by a true freshman quarterback in Big East history...also had the best touchdown-to-interception ratio for any true frosh QB in the country in 2009...Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) Freshman All-America selection...played in six games, starting four as a sophomore, completing 43-of-83 passes (52%) for 521 yards and two TDs.
Enjoyed a heralded career at Cardinal O'Hara High, throwing for nearly 4,000 career yards as a three-year starter...selected a U.S. Army All-American...rated the nation's No. 3 pro-style quarterback by Tom Lemming and No. 8 by SuperPrep...threw for 1,355 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior...junior season was cut short due to a foot injury but still managed to throw for more than 800 yards with eight TDs...played under Coach Dan Algeo...selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and the Big 33 Football Classic.
Thomas Benjamin Savage, born 4/26/90, is the son of Tom and Linda Savage...has one brother, Bryan, who played quarterback at Wisconsin (2004-05) and Hofstra (2007-08)...communication major.
05/13/2014 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: HOUSTON TEXANS: Round 4/135 -- Tom Savage, QB, 6-4, 235, Pittsburgh...The well-traveled Savage was outstanding as a true freshman at Rutgers and exceptional as a senior at Pitt. He went 1,024 days without playing because he missed three seasons while transferring. Good size, big arm, solid mechanics. He will be coached hard and won't be rushed into the lineup. - The Sports Xchange