Darnell Savage records first career interception

Safety Darnell Savage walks off the field during Maryland’s 52-51 loss to No. 9 Ohio State at Maryland Stadium on Nov. 17, 2018. (Julia Nikhinson/The Diamondback)

Just three games into his NFL career, former Maryland safety Darnell Savage Jr. recorded his first interception.

Late in the third quarter, Savage hauled in an underthrown pass by Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco, which ended what had looked like a promising drive.

The Packers’ defense would continue to do their job, as they wound up winning the game 27-16. 

The interception wasn’t the only impact Savage would have on the game, as he also recorded five tackles and a pass deflection. He is now up to 14 total tackles on the year, with three pass deflections and a quarterback pressure.

Savage had shown his ability as a ballhawk in college, picking off eight passes, including four in his All-Big Ten senior season. He already came close to an interception earlier this year, nearly picking off Bears’ quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in Green Bay’s first game, so expect more interceptions to come for the first-round pick.

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