Josh Savage
No. 97     Sacramento Mountain Lions
Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-09-28) September 28, 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth: Ozark, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 276 lb (125 kg)
Career information
College: Utah
Undrafted in 2004
Debuted in 2004 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-Mountain West (2002)
  • First-team All-Mountain West (2003)
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Games played     15
Tackles     3
Sacks     0
Stats at
Career UFL statistics as of 2009
Tackles     2
Sacks     1.0
Forced fumbles     2

Josh Joel Savage (born September 28, 1980 in Ozark, Alabama) is an American football defensive end for the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004. He played college football at Utah.

Savage has also played for the Atlanta Falcons, Tennessee Titans, New Orleans Saints, Florida Tuskers and Omaha Nighthawks.

Early yearsEdit

Savage was a Second-team All-State selection and team captain as a senior at Hillcrest High School (Salt Lake City, Utah), He had 8 sacks as that season. He lettered two years in basketball and football.

College careerEdit

Savage was a three-year starter at defensive end for the Utes, played in 44 career games with 34 starts. He totaled 120 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss and 12 sacks. In 2003, as senior, named First-team All-Mountain West after starting all 12 games with 47 tackles, seven tackles for loss, two sacks and nine passes defensed. As junior, was an honorable mention All-conference selection after starting all 11 games and totaling 29 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and six sacks. In 2001 he st arted 11 games at left end and played in all 12 games and had 36 total tackles, 7 for loss, 4 sacks and 3 pass breakups. In 2000 as a redshirt freshman he played in nine games and made 8 total tackles. In 1999 he was a redshirt.

Professional careerEdit

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Savage was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004. As a rookie he played in five games for Buccaneers and posted two tackles for season.

Atlanta FalconsEdit

In 2005, he saw action in one game for the Atlanta Falcons and was on the practice squad for 12 games.

Tennessee TitansEdit

In 2006, Savage was claimed off waivers from Falcons on September 3 and played in five games in a reserve role. Posted career-high four tackles with one QB pressure. He was inactive 11 games.

New Orleans SaintsEdit

The Saints signed Savage in 2007 and he played in one game. In 2008 he played in three games and recorded 5 tackles. He was released by the Saints on May 19, 2009.

Florida TuskersEdit

Savage was signed by the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League on September 3, 2009.[1]


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