Pittsburgh quarterback Tom Savage, a product of Cardinal O'Hara High, was selected Saturday in the fourth round of the NFL draft, with the No. 135 overall choice, by the Houston Texans.
Last season for the Panthers, Savage, who was the seventh QB taken in the draft, completed 239 of 389 passes (61.2 percent) for 2,958 yards and 21 touchdowns, with nine interceptions.
The 24-year-old from Springfield, Delaware County, started his collegiate career at Rutgers, switched to Arizona, and then finally landed at Pittsburgh.
Starting as true freshman at Rutgers, he threw for 2,211 yards and 14 TDs while directing the Scarlet Knights to a 9-4 record. After an injury-plagued sophomore season, when he lost the starting job after four starts, he opted to transfer to Arizona.