Tom Savage: 12 things to know about Texans QB

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HOUSTON – Tom Savage could be the Houston Texans starting quarterback in the near future after he relieved Brock Osweiler and led the Texans to a comeback victory over the Jaguars.


Find out more about Tom Savage:

  • Attended Cardinal O'Hara High School in Springfield, Pa., starting his last three seasons at quarterback.
  • Enrolled at three different universities: Rutgers, Arizona and Pittsburgh (2013).
  • Started 28 of 31 games played. Completed 430-of-757 passes (56.8 percent) for 5,690 yards, 37 touchdowns and 19 interceptions.
  • Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and Big 33 Football Classic.
  • Communications major at Pitt.
  • Selected by Houston Texans with 35th pick in the fourth round (135th overall) of 2014 NFL Draft.
  • Signed by Texans on May 16, 2014.
  • Inactive for first 12 weeks of 2014 season. Made his NFL debut but did not attempt a pass vs. Tennessee (11/30) in Week 13.
  • Entered Week 15 game vs Indianapolis (12/14) in relief of Ryan Fitzpatrick. Was 10 of 19 passing for 127 yards and one interception.
  • Completed his first NFL pass at 13:06 of the second quarter to WR DeAndre Hopkins for 9 yards.
  • Placed on the Injured Reserve on Sept. 1, 2015, and missed the rest of the season.
  • His older brother, Bryan, played quarterback at Wisconsin (2004-05) and Hofstra (2007-08).
  • The Texans (8-6) are tied with the Titans (8-6) for the division lead, with the Colts (7-7) one game back. The Texans hold the tiebreaker over both teams with a better division record (5-0).