Darnell Savage
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Savage at Maryland's 2019 Pro Day
No. 26 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1997-07-30) July 30, 1997 (age 24)
Seaford, Delaware
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:Caravel Academy (Bear, Delaware)
College:Maryland
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 21
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2021
Total tackles:181
Sacks:1.0
Interceptions:8
Pass deflections:26
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Darnell Henry Savage Jr. (born July 30, 1997) is an American football safety for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maryland, and was drafted by the Packers in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Early years

Savage attended Caravel Academy in Bear, Delaware. He suffered a broken femur during the first game of his junior season.[1] Savage committed to the University of Maryland to play college football.[2]

College career

Savage played at Maryland from 2015 to 2018.[3][4] During his career, he had 182 tackles, eight interceptions, one sack and two touchdowns.[5][6]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 10+34 in
(1.80 m)
198 lb
(90 kg)
31 in
(0.79 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.36 s 4.14 s 7.03 s 39.5 in
(1.00 m)
10 ft 6 in
(3.20 m)
11 reps
All values from NFL Combine[7]

Savage was drafted by the Green Bay Packers with the 21st overall pick in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.[8][9] On May 2, 2019, Savage signed a 4-year deal worth $12.5 million,[10] including a signing bonus of $7.1 million.[11]

2019

Savage in a game against the Washington Redskins
Savage in a game against the Washington Redskins

Savage made his NFL debut in the Packers' season opener against the Chicago Bears on September 5, 2019, recording three tackles and one pass deflection.[12] In week 3 against the Denver Broncos, Savage recorded his first career interception off Joe Flacco as the Packers won 27–16.[13]

2020

In Week 12 against the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football, Savage intercepted two passes thrown by Mitchell Trubisky during the 41–25 win.[14]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Total Ast Sck PD Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2019 GB 14 14 52 39 13 0.0 5 2 37 18.5 28 0 2 0
2020 GB 15 15 71 52 19 1.0 12 4 13 3.3 9 0 0 1
2021 GB 17 17 58 43 15 0.0 9 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career 46 46 181 134 47 1.0 26 8 50 6.2 28 0 2 1
Source: NFL.com

Postseason

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Total Ast Sck PD Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF FR
2019 GB 2 2 13 10 3 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2020 GB 2 2 4 3 1 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Career 4 4 17 13 4 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Source: pro-football-reference.com

References

  1. ^ Zenitz, Matt. "Post-injury dealings contributed to cornerback Darnell Savage committing to Terps". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Delaware DB Darnell Savage commits to Maryland - The Washington Post".
  3. ^ Gallen, Daniel. "Terps CB Darnell Savage Jr. getting his shot in freshman season". carrollcountytimes.com. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  4. ^ Bowen, Les. "Maryland safety Darnell Savage might catch Eagles' eye; showed leadership at tough time". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  5. ^ Gallen, Daniel (March 27, 2019). "NFL Draft 2019: Maryland's Darnell Savage hopes to follow in footsteps of former Terps to NFL". pennlive.com. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  6. ^ Kaye, Mike (March 28, 2019). "NFL Draft 2019: Eagles, Jets among teams interested in Maryland's Darnell Savage following pro day". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  7. ^ "Darnell Savage Combine Profile". National Football League. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
  8. ^ Markus, Don. "Maryland safety Darnell Savage Jr. picked No. 21 overall by Packers in NFL draft". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "Quick pick: Packers trade up, take S Darnell Savage at No. 21". Packers.com. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  10. ^ "Packers sign six draft choices". packers.com. May 3, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  11. ^ "Darnell Savage".
  12. ^ "Packers D, Aaron Rodgers beat Bears 10–3 in opener". ESPN. September 5, 2019. Retrieved September 5, 2019.
  13. ^ "Packers remain unbeaten with 27–16 win over Broncos". ESPN. September 22, 2019. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  14. ^ "Chicago Bears at Green Bay Packers – November 29th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 2, 2020.