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#7 Days Until Pitt Football: Tom Savage

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If you spend any time on Twitter, you no doubt have seen people posting certain Pitt players wearing uniform numbers that correspond with the number of days left until the football season kicks off. Jim did it last year and this year, Pat Narduzzi has been doing it.

I know we have a lot of younger readers here and also some folks that may not have spent their entire lives following Pitt sports. For that reason, I thought it would be cool to not only do the countdown here, but also give a brief writeup on the player to potentially help fans connect a little more with some of the all-time greats.

Quick disclaimer - this isn't necessarily about picking the best player for each number. Not only is that disputable in many instances, but it's not really the point of the exercise. So don't be offended if your favorite player doesn't make the list here. I'll probably mirror Narduzzi's list for the most part but may go off the board in a few instances.

These will also be brief, folks. It's the offseason and we all use this time to wind down a bit. These won't be theses or anything, but we'll cobble together a few facts for each guy.

Finally, feel free to add on to a player's accomplishments in the comments section. Some I'll leave out due to space/time and some I may not even know about. But this will be a good learning exercise for all of us.

Continuing our countdown today is quarterback Tom Savage.

Savage didn't play much of his career at Pitt but he made the most of his time here. After transferring to the program in 2012, his lone year with the team was in 2013. That season he started for Pitt leading the Panthers to a 7-6 record. Savage had a great year with nearly 3,000 passing yards to go along with 21 touchdowns - third most in the ACC.

He was taken in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans and is set to begin his third season with the team this year.

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