Pitt senior quarterback Tom Savage was named the Walter Camp National Player of the Week for his performance in Week 4.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound Springfield, Pa. native was 23 of 33 for a career-high 424 yards and threw a conference-record tying six touchdown passes in Pitt’s 58-55 win against host Duke last Saturday.
“I thought he played well,” Pitt coach Paul Chryst said after the game Saturday. “He made some good decisions and played with poise. I like the way he played.”
Savage has thrown for 861 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions through three games in 2013. According to the Pitt Sports Information Department, his Week 4 performance was the most a Panthers quarterback has thrown for since 1994 and ranks fourth in school history.
The Award named the following players as honorable mentions for Week 4: Clemson’s Tajh Boyd, Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, Fresno State’s Derek Carr, Ohio State’s Kenny Guiton, Stanford’s Kevin Hogan, UCLA’s Brett Hundley, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel, Georgia’s Aaron Murray, Rutgers’ Gary Nova, Baylor’s Bryce Petty, Wyoming’s Brett Smith, and Utah’s Travis Wilson.
Pitt (2-1) hosts Virginia (2-1) at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Virginia is fresh off a 49-0 win against visiting VMI in Week 3.
Savage was also named the Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week on Monday.