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. In1942, a powerful Holy Cross team scored the first two times it hadthe 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-yardrun) and pass for a third in pacing Brown to a 20-14 upset. In1943, the Bears trailed a good war-time Coast Guard Academy team,31-20, with three minutes to play. Captain Savage calmly tossed a70-yard scoring pass to Tommy Dorsey to close the gap and then,with the final seconds ticking away, he took a punt, faked ahandoff to his double safety, and sprinted 70 yards down thesidelines for the touchdown that gave Brown a 34-31 victory. Anative of Orange, NJ, Savage played at Blair Academy beforeentering Brown. A heavy-chested lad with big arms and rugged legs,Savage packed 185 pounds on his 5-11 frame. Although he was giftedwith good speed, Savage went out for the track team as a sophomoreto try and further develop his speed. In one meet he posted a 4.6for the 40-yard dash, just a tenth of a second off the Brownrecord. A real triple threat, Savage ran for nine touchdowns andpassed for 12. He earned All-New England honors in 1942 and thenAll-East and honorable mention All-American the following fall.