Daniel G. "Doc" Savage '44
Hometown: Orange, NJ
Year Inducted: 1972
Other Sports Played: Track & Field
Daniel G. "Doc" Savage '44 had a flair for the spectacular. In 1942, a powerful Holy Cross team scored the first two times it had the ball and led the Bruins, 14-0, after six minutes of play. Savage came off the bench to score two touchdowns (one on a 56-yard run) and pass for a third in pacing Brown to a 20-14 upset. In 1943, the Bears trailed a good war-time Coast Guard Academy team, 31-20, with three minutes to play. Captain Savage calmly tossed a 70-yard scoring pass to Tommy Dorsey to close the gap and then, with the final seconds ticking away, he took a punt, faked a handoff to his double safety, and sprinted 70 yards down the sidelines for the touchdown that gave Brown a 34-31 victory. A native of Orange, NJ, Savage played at Blair Academy before entering Brown. A heavy-chested lad with big arms and rugged legs, Savage packed 185 pounds on his 5-11 frame. Although he was gifted with good speed, Savage went out for the track team as a sophomore to try and further develop his speed. In one meet he posted a 4.6 for the 40-yard dash, just a tenth of a second off the Brown record. A real triple threat, Savage ran for nine touchdowns and passed for 12. He earned All-New England honors in 1942 and then All-East and honorable mention All-American the following fall.