A fifth-year senior who has seen significant action the last two seasons ... has long arms and good size ... has played in 21 career games, all along the defensive line ... has improved on playing with his pads lower, something he struggled with when he first arrived at Maryland ... has shown the ability to get upfield.
as a Junior (2006): Played in four games as a reserve defensive lineman ... misssed six games due to injury ... played in the first four games of the season and had three tackles on the season ... (vs. W&M) ... posted a solo stop ...(vs. MTSU) ... did not record any stats ... (at WVU) ... posted one stop ... (vs. FIU) ... posted one tackle.
as a Sophomore (2005): Played in all 11 games on the defensive line, starting the season finale against NC State ... finished the season with nine tackles (four solo), including one sack and a tackle for loss, and one fumble recovery ... (at NC St.) ... lone start of the season produced his finest effort ... finished with a career-high four tackles and a sack ... in the third quarter, had a 2-yard sack of Marcus Stone which produced an intentional grounding call.
as a Redshirt Freshman (2004): Saw action in six games ... posted four tackles (all solo) with a TFL and a sack ... (vs. FSU) ... posted his first career sack, stopping Wyatt Sexton for a two-yard loss ... (vs. TU) ... recorded three solo tackles, the first of his career and a season-high.
as a Freshman (2003): Redshirt season.
at Piscataway High School: A three-year starter at defensive end who also saw time as a starter at tight end ... posted 147 career tackles ... had 57 tackles, 30 tackles for a loss, three sacks and one fumble recovery as a senior ... made 55 tackles, 12 for a loss, six sacks, three forced fumbles and two interceptions as a junior ... an all-state selection and Super 100 pick (New Jersey Coaches Association) in 2002 ... an all-region selection by SuperPrep in 2002 ... earned all-group, all-division, all-county, all-area and all-conference honors as a junior and senior ... helped lead his team to a 12-0 record and the Central Jersey Group 4 state title as a senior ... Piscataway allowed just 5.7 ppg that season ... also competed in track, where he had a personal record of 150 feet in the javelin ... also recruited by Boston College, Clemson and his hometown team, Rutgers ... coached by Joe Kuronyi.
Personal: Born Jan. 27, 1985 ... parents are Sally and Abdullah Savage ... majoring in criminology and criminal justice.
Savage's Career Statistics
Defense G-GS UT AT TT TFL Sacks FC FR PBU Int. 2004 6-0 4 0 4 1.0-2 1.0-2 0 0 0 0-0 2005 11-1 4 5 9 1.0-2 1.0-2 0 1 0 0-0 2006 4-0 1 2 3 0.5-1 0.0-0 0 0 0 0-0 Career 21-1 9 7 16 2.5-5 2.0-4 0 1 0 0-0