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Position:  Quarterback
Height  1.96 m
College:  Pittsburgh
Weight  104 kg
Roster status:  Injured reserve
Parents  Linda Savage, Tom Savage
Name  Tom Savage

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Date of birth:  (1990-04-26) April 26, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth:  Springfield, Pennsylvania
NFL draft:  2014 / Round: 4 / Pick: 135
Role  American football quarterback
Current team  Houston Texans (#3 / Quarterback)
Education  Rutgers University, Cardinal O'Hara High School
Similar People  Ryan Mallett, Brian Hoyer, Case Keenum, Alfred Blue, T J Yates
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Thomas Benjamin Savage (born April 26, 1990) is an American football quarterback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Texans in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Rutgers, Arizona, and Pittsburgh.

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High school career

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At Cardinal O'Hara High School, Savage was a member of the Lions football team for four years and started at quarterback for three. He threw for 1,355 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior.

College career

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Savage enrolled at Rutgers University in 2009, and after Rutgers opened the season with a loss to Cincinnati, he was named the starting quarterback. He led the team to a 9-4 record. During his freshman year at Rutgers, Savage passed for 2,211 yards and 14 touchdowns, while throwing only seven interceptions. In arguably his best game of the year, he completed 14-of-27 passes for a season-high 294 yards and two touchdowns against the University of Central Florida in the 2009 St. Petersburg Bowl. He was named on the All-American Freshman Team by the Football Writers Association of America.

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In 2010, Savage threw for 521 passing yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions. Early in the season, he was sidelined by an injury to his hand and replaced with freshman quarterback Chas Dodd. Dodd remained the starting quarterback based on his performance against Connecticut in his first ever start. On January 8, 2011, Savage announced he would be transferring from Rutgers University. Rutgers granted Savage a conditional release. In February 2011, he announced that he was transferring to Arizona. He would have had to sit out the 2011 season due to NCAA transfer rules but would be eligible to play in 2012.

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Late in 2011, Savage announced that he would be leaving Arizona, a move which followed the announcement that Arizona had hired Rich Rodriguez as head coach. In June, Savage announced via his Twitter page that he would be transferring to Pittsburgh where he redshirted in 2012. Savage initially wanted to play at Rutgers again; however a hardship waiver was denied by the NCAA.

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On August 14, 2013, Pitt head coach Paul Chryst officially named Savage the starting quarterback for the 2013 season opener against Florida State. For the season, he passed for 2,958 yards, 21 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.

Professional career

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In the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft, Savage was drafted 135th overall by the Houston Texans. On May 15, 2014, he signed a four-year contract with the team. On December 14, he made his regular season debut after Ryan Fitzpatrick broke his leg against the Indianapolis Colts.

On September 5, 2015, Savage was placed on injured reserve by the Texans.

On December 18, 2016, Savage entered the game in the second quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars in relief of Brock Osweiler, who was benched after throwing back-to-back first half interceptions. Savage brought the team back from a 13–0 deficit and completed 23-of-36 pass attempts for 260 passing yards as he led the Texans to a 21–20 comeback win.

Savage was named the starting quarterback for the week 16 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He completed 18-of-29 passes for 176 yards in the 12–10 win against the Bengals, clinching the AFC South title for the Texans. In Week 17, Savage left the game in the second quarter with an apparent concussion but later returned to the game for one play; which was a kneeldown at the end of the second quarter. During halftime, he was re-evaluated for a concussion and ruled out for the rest of the game. Due to Savage's injury, Osweiler started the team's Wild Card Round playoff win against the Oakland Raiders. Shortly after the game, head coach Bill O'Brien announced that Osweiler would remain the team's starter for the Divisional round playoff game. Savage then cleared concussion protocol and was Osweiler's backup for the Divisional round playoff loss against the New England Patriots.

In 2017, Savage was competing for the Texans' starting job after the team drafted Deshaun Watson in the first round. After a strong preseason, Savage was named the starter to begin the 2017 season. He started the Week 1 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, but was benched at halftime in favor of Watson. Savage completed 7 of 13 passes for 62 yards, was sacked six times and fumbled twice, including one that was returned for a touchdown. The Texans lost 29–7. Watson then started the Week 2 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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